Traffic technology supplier Siemens has officially opened its new regional traffic service operation in London, solely dedicated to contracts with Transport for London (TfL).
The company says its brand new depot in Enfield, one of 20 facilities around the country, is a strategic move to manage all London activities from one location including two traffic control maintenance services contracts and the new Detection and Enforcement Infrastructure (D&EI) contract for TfL.
Gordon Wakeford, head of Siemens’ mobility division in the UK, said: “Major investment in a new facility and new employees demonstrates our long-term commitment to a valued customer and will enable the team of dedicated technicians and customer support engineers to meet all operational requirements across London, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
Around 40 new positions have been created in London including 34 based in Enfield.
Opening the new regional depot, Dana Skelley, director of asset management at TfL, said: “London is world-leading when it comes to traffic management and this new facility will allow Siemens to ensure that this remains the case for many years to come.”
Awarded by TfL in 2014, the traffic control maintenance services contracts require Siemens to install and maintain traffic signals in the north and north-east London regions including upgrading traffic signals to the latest, energy-saving technology, as well as expanding the use of intelligent traffic signals and new crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.