Deutsche Bahn

CCTV systems for London Midland

ESG Rail received contract for supply of closes circuit television (CCTV) systems.

(London, 7 November 2016) ESG Rail is delighted to announce that it has received a turnkey contract from London Midland for the supply of closed circuit television (CCTV) systems. The work includes the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a forward facing closed circuit television (FFCCTV) system on London Midland’s 26 Class 323 and 40  Class 350 vehicles. Under a separate contract, ESG will also be responsible for the turnkey supply of saloon CCTV for the Class 323 units and will fit one pantograph camera to a single class 350/1 vehicle. ESG will also obtain independent approval, be responsible for the training of operations and maintenance personnel and ensure three year operation through the provision of 3G/4G data SIMs. Finally, ESG will provide Wi-Fi connection facilities, to enable train to shore communications, at Kings Heath Depot, Soho Maintenance Depot and Northampton Station and River Sidings.

The CCTV systems will be supplied by DTI, a recognised supplier to the global mass mobile surveillance market. The CCTV systems are capable of both live remote viewing and historical downloading, and the system will work flexibly over an Ethernet backbone from a common digital video recorder. The system will enable the operator to manage operational issues in a more informed manner.

The pantograph camera is an overhead wire network inspection system, used to analyse the overhead infrastructure conditions, identify and record anomalies and notify the operator of any issues before they impact on passenger service.

Nick Goodhand, General Manager and Engineering Director, ESG Rail added: “ESG is experienced in integration design and installation of train borne systems. We are already working with DTI on other UK projects and look forward to continuing this relationship and to meeting our customer’s expectations.”

Installation will be carried out at London Midland’s Soho maintenance facility for the Class 323 fleet and King Heath’s depot for the Class 350 vehicles. The project will commence in October and should be completed by July 2017.


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About ESG Rail - The leading rolling stock consultancy ESG, plays a significant role in the development of the UK’s rolling stock. It offers innovative and value-led consultancy services in three categories – Strategic, Technical and Integration.

Under DB Systemtechnik ownership, one of Europe’s largest railway consultancy, ESG possess the expertise, capability and resource to enable industry growth and change.
Based in Derby, home to the largest cluster of railway companies in the world, ESG provides consultancy services to many of the UK’s train operators, manufacturers, owners and maintainers.
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About DB Systemtechnik - DB Systemtechnik the service provider for Deutsche Bahn worldwide is a competent partner for all technical problems on rolling stock, infrastructure and interfaces.

The portfolio of services includes advice in the fields of procurement, fleet support, operation and repairs as well as rolling stock redesign, in addition to a complete range of tests for components and entire vehicles, including the completion of any subsequent certification and homologation procedures.

DB Systemtechnik employs a workforce of over 780 people in various specialised technical units and 18 integrated test centres to ensure that the requirements and needs of both in-house and outside customers are fully met. Analysing problems, developing solutions, performing measurements and tests, preparing technical specifications, obtaining national and international homologation approvals and providing technical support during operations are just some of the services available from DB Systemtechnik.
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About DTI Group - DTI provides advanced passenger information and surveillance systems, solutions and services to the global mobile security industry.  DTI’s customers are vehicle manufacturers, transit agencies, transit operators, law enforcement authorities and taxi organisations which are offered a range of professional products and services that encompass on-board recording equipment, fleet management systems, back-end mass storage and retrieval facilities and end-to-end managed services.  Sales and project delivery is undertaken both by DTI directly and through its global partners’ network.
DTI is a recognised supplier to the mass mobile surveillance market. Core technology development and system design activities are undertaken from the Company’s Perth office.
DTI Group is an unlisted Australian public company.