02 December 2008, 11:00 am

Network Rail, the UK’s national rail infrastructure authority, has awarded Ansaldo STS (STS.MI), through its subsidiary Ansaldo STS UK, a contract to implement the second phase of the ERTMS rail traffic management and signalling system on a stretch of the Cambrian Lines.

The contract is expected to be signed at the beginning of 2009, and is worth approximately EUR 48 million.

This is the first full use of ERTMS in the UK, and its implementation is the first step towards the wider introduction of this system across the country.