SELLA CONTROLS to deliver SISS Enhancements across 26 stations

Stockport, United Kingdom – Systems integration specialist Sella Controls Limited is pleased to announce the contract award by Arriva Rail North (ARN) to deliver Station Information and Security (SISS) enhancements across 26 stations in the Greater Manchester area.

The contract will combine the addition of Customer Information Systems (CIS), Long-Line Public Address (LLPA), and Passenger Help Point (PHP) equipment across the Greater Manchester rail network. The works will also include the delivery of CCTV support services to assist ARN with their CCTV renewal programme.

Working in partnership with contract management specialist Vextrix Management, SELLA CONTROLS is supplying new SISS telecommunications equipment on behalf of ARN and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

SELLA CONTROLS will also be supplying, installing and commissioning new CIS or LLPA equipment controlled from the new Route Operations Centre (ROC) in Manchester. Display screens and audio equipment will be connected directly to the CIS Servers via the existing ARN secure IT network. This architecture will provide operational personnel with the ability to offer improved real time passenger information at stations.

For the CCTV support services, SELLA CONTROLS will be working in partnership with ARN’s in-house CCTV provider to deliver CCTV enhancement works at each location. This approach has created delivery efficiencies for the end client reducing the overall cost of the scheme.

Chris Elliott, SELLA CONTROLS’ Business Development Manager for Rail commented, “The award of this contract comes following the successful completion of similar works at other stations for Vextrix Management and Arriva Rail North.  Previous schemes have provided valuable experience and an in depth knowledge of the difficulties encountered when delivering station telecommunication enhancements and renewals. As a result we believe we were able to offer a very practical and cost effective approach to the scheme. This ensured TfGM and Arriva Rail North deliver station improvements within their budget.”

The works at the twenty six stations are well underway and will continue throughout the year with completion due in 2018.  Senior Project Manager for SISS Renewals Sam Butcher added, “Having progressed the design packages in partnership with Vextrix Management and Arriva Rail North the SISS delivery team are keen to progress these works. Once again we will be working in partnership with our approved installation contractor PICOW Engineering Group maintaining our reputation for delivery.”