Firstco help in Crossrail project development
Firstco have been able to use their extensive knowledge of non-critical rail and station systems, especially in a sub-surface environment, to provide Crossrail with a detailed and realistic set of specifications to enable the project to move on to the next phases.
Firstco has completed initial Functional Design Specifications (FDS) to enable London Crossrail to submit its plans to the UK’s Parliament for approval. Firstco acted as specialist consultants for the Communications and Controls systems to be used in the stations and tunnels of the proposed cross-London rail link. This included:
- Providing specialist input to the project leaders for controls and communication systems and systems engineering.
- Ensuring the systems requirements of the stakeholders (user, operator and maintainer) are fully understood.
- Helping to clarify the briefs to enable the sub-project teams to move forward with their definition and detailed designs.
- Assisting in interfaces with specialist client and supplier systems teams and the existing rail stakeholders (train operating companies: London Underground and Network Rail).
Crossrail is an exciting and visionary new railway proposal for London and the South-East. It will deliver a world-class, affordable railway, with a high frequency, convenient and accessible train service across the capital from 2017. The route goes from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west right across the capital into Essex and Kent in the east. It travels underground through the city centre between Paddington and east London.
It will travel underground through London city centre and seven major sub-surface stations are planned.