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Leadership of Signalling Upgrades for London Underground Lines

London Underground's Jubilee Line train has been upgraded in terms of rolling stock and signalling
London Underground's Jubilee Line train has been upgraded in terms of rolling stock and signalling

Location: London, UK

LeighFisher has provided our most experienced rail technical project consultants to the London Underground to lead the largest urban metro signalling and capacity upgrade in the world as well as to deliver a technical vision and defined specification.

The London Underground, like many long-established urban metros in thriving cities, operates infrastructure parts of which were originally constructed long ago. Although much has been adapted since, the Underground faces a constant challenge to upgrade to meet growing demand in terms of the capacity of the system to move passengers and the quality of the passenger experience. Modern signalling systems allow trains to be safely run at closer intervals, delivering more frequent trains to passengers, thus assuring the quality of their traveling time.

Our rail technology appraisal has successfully led the management of technical solutions and supported provision of rail procurement strategy and commercial procurement advice on three major London Underground line upgrades.

Our experienced rail technology technical consultants have provided leadership and guidance in project management, rail operations and costing, and commercial procurement management assignments. Our particular challenge and greatest success has been to implement these upgrades on existing systems without lengthy periods out of service. Our successful delivery of these most challenging projects has been founded upon strong, consistent, and authoritative technical leadership applied throughout the project lifecycle.

Key Highlights: 
  • Implementation of some metro line upgrades
  • Successful delivery of challenging projects
  • Technical leadership applied throughout the project lifecycle
Services Include: 
Rail Technology Appraisal
Rail Procurement Strategy
Rail Tender Management
Introduction of New Rolling Stock
New Technology and Innovation
Technology Leadership
Project Management
Risk and Interface Management
Train Service and Operational Resource Planning
Rail Asset Management