Case study

High Speed 2 (HS2) Control, Command, Signalling and Traffic Management systems PQQ

Siemens Rail Infrastructure for High Speed 2 Limited

HS2 Train_station

Project Overview

HS2 required a specialist contractor to deliver a state-of-the-art European Train Control System (ETCS), Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and Traffic Management (TM) systems to control Britain’s high-speed rail services reliably and frequently. The Control, Command, Signalling (CCS) and Traffic Management (TM) Systems contracts will require the winning bidder to deliver the work with a combined value of £540m.

This was the fifth project undertaken for Siemens, which required nine written responses to meet the requirements for:

The design, manufacture, supply, installation, supervision, inspection, safety authorisation, testing, commissioning and maintenance until handover to trial operations of the Phase One and Phase 2a CCS & TM systems


The potential extension of the Phase 1/2a TM system to cover Phase 2b


The CCS & TM works required for the Phase 2b alterations at Euston station


The provision of technical support services for the CCS & TM systems for up to 25 years


The CCS & TM systems provided on HS2 will utilise European Train Control System (ETCS) signalling and the latest TM technology.

Each response required a minimum of 2 case studies from around the world.
The introduced bid production processed were used to complete the PQQ.
Worked with Subject Matter Experts to collate case studies of similar technologies, including in London, Spain, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.


Successfully submitted in July 2020