Amey had been awarded a £3 million contract to provide Train Protection and Warning Systems (TPWS) for the Network Rail-managed sections of Crossrail. The bespoke TPWS system, which will be developed and installed over the course of the next 18 months, will eventually be replaced by ETCS once Crossrail is completed in 2018. Lee Jones, director of rail operations for Amey, said: "This contract award reflects both the expertise we can offer in TPWS systems and our position as a trusted supplier to Network Rail. I am pleased that we can support them through the delivery of an essential safety system on such a significant project."
The facility will become TMH's only production site in Africa. It will be used to assemble, maintain and refurbish diesel and electric locomotives as well as coaches for South Africa and the rest of the continent.