Alstom eyeTrain contract award

16 October 2009

Petards, the AIM quoted developer of advanced security and surveillance systems, announces that it has been awarded a contract to supply Alstom Ferroviaria S.p.A of Italy ("Alstom") with Petards eyeTrain® onboard digital CCTV systems for new Pendolino trains.|

Alstom are supplying Angel Trains with four new 9-car Pendolino trains and 70 additional cars to lengthen these and 31 of the existing trains for use on the West Coast Main Line operated by Virgin Trains. Petards eyeTrain® on-board digital CCTV is already successfully deployed on the West Coast Main Line’s existing fleet and Alstom have chosen to fit the new vehicles to be supplied with Petards eyeTrain®.

The contract is worth approximately £0.5m and deliveries, which are expected to commence in December this year, will be made over a three year period.

Commenting on the awards, Petards Chief Executive Bill Conn said "We are extremely happy to be working again with Alstom on a project which also involves two of our other key customers; Angel Trains and Virgin Trains.

The West Coast Main Line is the UK's busiest mainline railway and it is pleasing that Petards' solutions have again been to provide passengers with a safer and more secure environment in which to travel"

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