Telent receives green light for traffic contract extension with Transport for London
ITS (UK) member Telent has received a year’s extension for its Traffic Control Maintenance contract with Executive Member Transport for London (TfL).
Under the agreement, which Telent has held since 2014, the company will continue to supply, install and maintain more than 3,000 traffic control assets for TfL, including traffic signals, Variable Message Signs (VMS) and Over-height Vehicle Detection (OVD) systems. The Telent team will continue to work with TfL to develop the asset investment programme and identify ways to work collaboratively to deliver the best value for London.
The renewed contract began in July 2020 and will run until 2021 initially, with the option for a further year’s extension.
Over the length of the contract, one of the solutions Telent has deployed for TfL is its innovative Plug and Play traffic signal system, which drastically reduces time spent on essential traffic signal installation works, minimising disruption to local residents and road users.
“Telent has an excellent track record of successfully delivering challenging, large-scale projects and we’re delighted that TfL has exercised the option to extend the contract with us,” said Nigel Weldon, Business Development Director, Highways. “The recent Coronavirus pandemic has presented some extreme challenges for TfL and working together closely to thoroughly understand those challenges has enabled us to tailor the service that Telent provides to meet TfL’s needs exactly.”
This extension sits alongside Telent’s Transport business’s other maintenance contracts with TfL, the latest of which was awarded in January 2020. That contract will last for seven years and combines maintenance services, system design and upgrade works to TfL’s communications systems across a vast array of environments and sites, including all London Underground stations, depots and operational buildings, TfL office buildings, bus stations, river piers, cycle hire stations and the London Transport museum.