GBR-Rail has delivered a multi-million contract for controlled emission toilet (CET) systems to Siemens for the Thameslink Program (TRSP).
The £6-billion Thameslink Program includes a major network expansion of central London stations including Blackfriars, Farringdon and London Bridge.
This is part of the government’s commitment to introduce an additional 2,100 carriages on to the rail network by 2019, almost doubling the capacity of Thameslink’s core central London section at peak periods.
GBR-Rail provided CET systems for the Hornsey Depot and Three Bridges Depot. The Hornsey Depot included a CET system with multiple plant rooms and service aprons with a total of 68 service points, each point providing waste evacuation, CET tank rinsing and tanking water top-up.
For Three Bridges Depot, GBR-Rail installed three CET systems located in the Upside, Downside and Tilgate sidings to include three plant rooms and a total of 57 service points, as at Hornsey, over seven service aprons.
Bespoke cleaners’ sinks were uniquely designed for most of the CET service points at both depots, as well as screen wash dispensing systems.
The contract was delivered on time and on budget, said Simon Linnemans, project director at Siemens plc. “We are delighted with the design and installation of the CET systems. GBR-Rail are easy to work with and always responded well.”