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Signalling Solutions Limited (SSL): a company formed by combining the complementary signalling resources and products of Alstom Transport Information Solutions UK and Balfour Beatty Rail. We are the market leader in our ability to offer train control solutions to meet customer requirements for design, installation, testing, commissioning and product support for signalling, power and telecommunications applications in the UK.

Our in-depth knowledge and proven, industry leading solutions sets us apart in the market.

On this site you will find information about all aspects of the company - including background, services provided, project delivery as well as general company news. As a rapidly growing organisation, we are very keen to recruit new talent to our team, so please ensure you regularly visit our Careers page for current vacancies and details for application.

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Signalling Solutions Ltd - Delivering the Digital Railway Monday 20th April 2015

Signalling Solutions Limited (SSL) will be promoting their leading position on three key signalling technologies at Railtex 2015: Iconis, Atlas and Smartlock. These systems, developed by Alstom Transport, are already delivering safe, reliable and efficient solutions at the cutting edge of signalling worldwide.

Alstom’s traffic management system,’ Iconis’ provides optimised network control in some of the busiest railways around the globe. Iconis allows a continuous real-time picture of the network, enabling total visibility and control. The powerful, proven system software pre-empts conflicts, reduces incidence recovery and increases reliability and traffic flow.

The Alstom ‘Atlas’ ETCS system is proven throughout Europe. The system software has excellent pedigree and accounts for more than 70% of all full ETCS level 2 supervised tracks across Europe. More than 1100 trains have been fitted with Atlas, the system software supervises commercially operating fleet, delivering safe, efficient and reliable operations.

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'Adapt and thrive' says Steve McLaren Thursday 9th April 2015

In the April issue of 'Rail Profesional' magazine SSL Managing Director, Steve McLaren discusses the key issues, opportunities and challenges facing the UK rail sector. Find out more

Slough commissioning completed successfully and on time Thursday 9th April 2015

Over the four days of the Easter weekend Signalling Solutions completed works for Network Rail at the Slough commissioning successfully and to schedule. Find out more

RIDDOR-Free Milestone Thursday 9th April 2015

At SSL we are focused on continuously improving safe working practices. This is reflected by the fact that our last RIDDOR was in November 2013. That is over 3 million hours worked without a serious accident. Find out more

Signalling Solutions Limited to exhibit at Railtex 2015 Friday 27th February 2015

SSL, the Alstom and Balfour Beatty JV Company will be exhibiting at this year’s Railtex exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), in Birmingham from the 12th-14th May. Come and visit us on Stand N31. We look forward to meeting you! Find out more

Strong Signals Tuesday 24th February 2015

In the February 2015 issue of 'Rail Professional' magazine, SSL discusses the dynamics, alliances, opportunities and benefits of Modular Signalling - highlighting the Ely to Norwich programme as one that set the standard for subsequent projects.

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Signalling Solutions Wins £43m Crossrail Anglia Contract Monday 23rd February 2015

Signalling Solutions Ltd (SSL), the Alstom Transport and Balfour Beatty Rail joint venture company, has been awarded a contract worth £43 million from Network Rail to deliver a signalling system for Crossrail Anglia. The contract will run until August 2018. Find out more

East Notts Modular Tuesday 10th February 2015

The project, which started in February 2014, is SSL’s second modular signalling project following the successful completion of the Ely to Norwich pilot scheme. The Modular Signalling initiative was established to achieve significant reductions in the cost of re-signalling low density routes, through the utilisation of innovative technology and a standardised “modular” approach to design and installation. The East Notts Modular (ENM) project is required to address the condition led renewal of life-expired signalling between Nottingham and Grantham and Nottingham and Newark Castle along with the closure of 6 signal boxes, through “re-control” to East Midlands Control Centre (EMCC). Find out more

Traffic Management Tuesday 10th February 2015

Network Rail is planning to carry out a major rationalisation of the infrastructure that controls the UK’s main line rail network. The nominal 834 signal boxes (some of which have low utilisation and remain based around mechanical signalling) will be replaced with 11 Rail Operating Centres (ROCs). The first part of the project was to produce a prototype system for evaluation by Network Rail. This will be followed by a “first deployment” which will provide the first systems for the roll-out of the project. Find out more

ERTMS (European Traffic Management System) Tuesday 10th February 2015

The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is the method by which traffic will be “signalled” in the future. The system is based on transmission of vital data over a GSM-R radio network, with “movement authorities” conveyed via an on-board computer to the train and its driver on a Driver Machine Interface (DMI) in the cab. Signalling Solutions has been working with Network Rail on the first stages of this project, to establish the principles of system operation and to demonstrate the operation of the equipment on the ERTMS National Integration Facility (ENIF) test track. Find out more

Crossrail “On Network Works” – South East Section & Crossrail Anglia Tuesday 10th February 2015

Crossrail is the project which will deliver a new, metro-style service running East to West across London. In addition to the well publicised new tunnels and associated infrastructure in the “Central Section”, there is also a requirement to modify the existing infrastructure at each end to accommodate the new service. Part of this requirement is associated with the section of line from Plumstead to the South East terminus at Abbey Wood. The existing North Kent lines will be moved to the south to allow for the installation of new Crossrail dedicated track. Find out more

Great Western Main Line (“Outer”) Tuesday 10th February 2015

SSL worked closely with Network Rail to provide the early stages in the renewal of the signalling system controlling major areas of the Great West Main Line – Swindon A, Oxford and Bristol. Having delivered the design and early works for the renewed system, we were awarded contracts worth in excess of £100M for the main works. SSL will deliver the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the renewed signalling and the associated power system. The projects are driven by the requirement, in addition to the renewal of life expired equipment, to prepare the line for electrification and the overlay of ERTMS, the signalling system which utilises an “in cab” driver advisory system. Find out more

Great Western Main Line (“Crossrail West”) Tuesday 10th February 2015

The project forms part of the overall requirement to modify the Great Western Main Line to accommodate Crossrail – the Crossrail “On Network Works” (see elsewhere on this tab). The project is also driven by the requirement to renew life expired equipment, as well as preparing the line for electrification and the overlay of ERTMS, the signalling system which utilises an “in cab” driver advisory system. SSL is currently delivering the staged project which will make changes to two sections of the signalling infrastructure – the 12 mile section of line between Paddington and Stockley (near Heathrow) and the 15 mile section of line from Stockley to Ruscombe (near Reading) including three associated branch lines. Find out more