Racal wins pounds 8.5m train contract

A UNIT of Racal Electronics has won a 12-year contract worth pounds 8.5m to provide a fully automated customer information system (CIS) and train management system. Racal Telecom will build electronic noticeboards for 81 stations on the Connex SouthEastern network in southern England, owned by the Connex Rail subsidiary of Generale des Eaux of France.

Racal is adapting its TORUS CIS solution, already in operation on 72 stations across the Thames Trains network, which should be operating in August.

Racal Telecom also announced the launch of a telephone helppoint system that allows passengers to ring an automated timetable or to an emergency call handling centre.