Invensys picked to deliver London Bridge signal job

INVENSYS has been selected to overhaul the signalling system at London Bridge station as part of the Thameslink expansion, the firm announced yesterday.

Network Rail has signed a deal with the rail division of the engineering firm to install signal and telecoms technology, starting in August and running until the end of the Thameslink project in December 2018.

Invensys is already working on a £32m resignalling contract as part of upgrades to the Thameslink routes, which connect the south east regions to central London.

The first trains will start to run through central London using the upgraded Thameslink routes this December.

Last week Siemens was selected to provide trains for the project, pipping Bombardier to the contract.

Invensys hares rose 1.55 per cent to close at 333.9p yesterday.