Global Rail Services awarded prestigious Dublin Light Rail Scheme
Global Rail Services Ltd. – part of the Global Rail Infrastructure Group – has just been awarded the Luas Light Rail Cross City BXD Signalling, Electrical and Telecoms package on behalf of Efacec Portugal.
Luas Cross City is a new 5.6km light rail line that will run from Dublin city centre to Broombridge in the north west of the city.
Efacec is the Principal Contractor and responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the Control Systems for this new LUAS line, which has 13 stops and connects the current Green Line from St. Stephen’s Green through the city centre with the Red line at O’Connell St.
Global Rail Services’ specialist contract includes a full railway systems installation and commissioning scope of signalling, electrical and telecommunications.
Specific items of work include:
- Cable installation
- Track circuits
- Power and earthing systems
- Supply chain management
- Points indicators
- AVLS Loops
- Public Lighting
- Track circuits
- Fibre Jointing and Installation
- Testing and commissioning
- AVLS cabinets
- Ticket vending
The contract commencement date for planned works is September 2016 – and Global Rail Services is currently fully mobilising to meet this date. The project is due for completion at the end of 2017.
Tom Staunton, Global Rail Services General Manager, said of this award:
“We are delighted to be partnered with Efacec on this important infrastructure project, which provides further connectivity into the centre of Dublin. Due to its size and scope complexities, this new contract award shows the confidence Efacec has in Global Rail Services’ abilities. It is these credentials which demonstrates the full scope of Global Rail Services’ expertise across railway systems, much of which has already been seen on previous contracts implemented for the RPA.’