IPSC wins London Underground contract

ADComms subsidiary company IPS Communications (IPSC) has been awarded a contract by London Underground to carry out substation modifications.

IPSC will carry out improvements to the new Farringdon and Cromwell Curve substations, with work having already started in December 2015. Working closely alongside project teams from UK Power Networks and London Underground, IPSC will ensure site safety and a successful transition to the new systems.

The scope of works includes the detailed design, procurement, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of tunnel telephone modifications. IPSC will also be responsible for the handover of the new equipment into operational use to ensure a smooth delivery process for all parties.

The existing tunnel telephone arrangements will be altered to align with the additional current rail sections created by the new substations.

The project, which is due for completion in December 2016, will facilitate control of discharging the power in new traction current sections which are required for the new rolling stock.

IPSC specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of passenger communications, information and display systems, security and CCTV systems, as well as mission-critical first-line maintenance and support services. The company was awarded the contract thanks to the level of service it has demonstrated to London Underground on an ongoing project at Waterloo & City Line stations. This successful delivery saw them as the preferred choice for the new roll-outs in Farringdon and Cromwell Curve.