ESN another step nearer after TfL contract signing

7/27/2020

Capita has won the contract to design and deliver “key elements of network infrastructure” underpinning Emergency Services Network operation on the London Underground.

According to the company, the scope of the agreement includes the installation and testing of both network cables in tunnels, and the local area network on platforms and in stations. The contract - which was signed with Transport for London – is worth £23.5 million over 12 months.

The infrastructure will be used by mobile network provider EE, which is providing the coverage for the Emergency Services Network.

Speaking of the roll-out, Mark Cook, executive officer of Capita’s Technology Solutions division, said: “We are working closely with TfL to design and deliver this bespoke network infrastructure to prepare London Underground for when ESN becomes available. Delivering creative solutions to complex situations is at the heart of what we do.”

Shashi Verma, chief technology officer at TfL, said: "This contract delivers key elements of the infrastructure required to bring [ESN] to the London Underground. With close to half of the Tube located underground, it’s vital that this system will help support the police, fire and ambulance services if they are required to help our customers.”

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