East Coast Train Control Partner
Siemens Rail Infrastructure for Network Rail Limited
The East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP) is a cross-industry initiative that will help transform the performance of the East Coast Main Line, one of the busiest and most important economic routes in the UK. Comprising of three contracts valued at around £1.1bn, the first stage of the East Coast Digital Programme is intended to lay the foundations for a wider roll-out of cab signalling across the network.
This was the first project undertaken for Siemens. The tender was conducted in two stages, with a down-select from 3 to 2 bidders taking place between Stage 1 and Stage 2. Value of frameworks: £900 million.
Stage 1: Submission of 20 written responses, covering a broad range of topics including system design, performance, maintenance, whole life costing, benefits realisation, stakeholder management, health and safety and sustainability.
Stage 2: Submission of 27 written responses, comprising primarily of strategies and scheme plans that build upon the Stage 1 submission, along with extensive plans for upgrading the Northern City Line.