Siemens Mobility’s facility in Ashby de-la-Zouch has been awarded a £47m contract to provide an integrated station information management system for all HS2 stations, including Curzon Street, Interchange, Old Oak Common, and Euston. This project, supporting approximately 200 jobs, will utilize the same technology currently used on London’s Elizabeth line, impacting all aspects of passengers’ journeys through the stations.
Joint-CEO of Siemens Mobility UKI, Rob Morris, expressed the company’s commitment to revolutionizing rail travel and transport, involving their 5,000 UK employees in the mission. Furthermore, he highlighted the significance of the project being delivered in the UK, creating job opportunities and giving a boost to the local economy.
HS2 Ltd’s Stations Client Director, Kim Kapur, emphasized the crucial role of station systems in ensuring the smooth operation of modern railways, stating Siemens’ proven track record in delivering state-of-the-art station systems. Collaboration is key in the project delivery, with Siemens Mobility closely working with their 3,000 suppliers, 47% of which are UK-based SMEs, in addition to HS2 Ltd and other contractors.
Siemens Mobility will oversee a significant portion of the process from design to supply, demonstrating their best practices. This includes conducting Factory Acceptance Testing at their Ashby de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire laboratory testing facilities and live testing and commissioning activities on-site to ensure delivery certainty and minimize travel to the site.