Contracts are part of the £17bn Tube renewal programme being carried out by Metronet.

Atkins Rail has awarded four contracts worth a combined total of almost £10m for the supply of communications systems and equipment to the London Underground.

The contracts are part of the £17bn renewal programme implemented by Metronet on the BCV (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria) and SSL (Metropolitan, District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and East London) lines. Atkins is an equal partner in the company.

New equipment will include electronic information display panels, supplied by Data Display, and public help points from Complus Teltronic. Public Address systems (Application Solutions) and platform and ticket office clocks (Varitext) complete the improvements.

Metronet Executive Chairman John Weight commented: ‘This work will ensure that stations embrace state-of-the-art systems, providing the level and quality of information which travellers rightly expect’.

Installation work on the new equipment is scheduled to begin this autumn. Atkins has already awarded a £11.7 m contract to Thales Information Systems to provide station management systems which will enable operators to monitor stations’ communications equipment.