12th April 2017
SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce the award of two design contracts for London Underground (LU). The services provided by SNC-Lavalin’s Rail & Transit team will assist LU in improving rail vehicle accessibility for persons with reduced mobility and visual impairments.
The contracts cover the 72TS fleet (Bakerloo Line, seven car train, 36 train fleet), 92TS fleet (Central Line, eight car train, 85 train fleet) and 92TS fleet (Waterloo & City Line, four car train, five train fleet). The internal space within these three fleets will be reconfigured by SNC-Lavalin’s specialist engineering teams.
SNC-Lavalin’s design modifications will help to improve the customer experience, with new up to date passenger information systems (PIS), passenger emergency alarms (PEA), closed-circuit television (CCTV) and improved lighting for each vehicle, as well as designated wheelchair and pushchair zones.
The upgrades will extend the lifespan of the fleets, providing long term cost savings for LU, as well as reducing the environmental impact compared with replacing the vehicles.
“We’re delighted to be working with LU on this project,” said Michael Grace, Regional Director, Rail & Transit UK, SNC-Lavalin. “The reconfiguration of rolling stock is a key strength of SNC-Lavalin’s rail engineering capability. As market leaders in vehicle modifications, we have successfully delivered designs to satisfy ‘Railway Vehicles Accessibility Regulations’ (RVAR) for other railway clients, and this contract award builds upon that.”