This package of work comprises the CCS and TM Systems along the entire Phase One and 2a route. The controller workstations and centrally located equipment cubicles will be located at the Network Integrated Control Centre (NICC) at Washwood Heath. Other equipment will be located along the route, in stations and at the interfaces with depots and Network Rail infrastructure. The CCS and TM Systems will have the following minimum requirements.
• The trackside ETCS will deliver level 2 functionality (without signals) with level 0 and level 1 functionality where required; ETCS will be provided on all open route, sidings, spurs, loops, tunnels and stations on HS2 infrastructure, but see also II.2.11) below.
• Automatic train operation (ATO) with Grade of Automation 2 will be available on all open route, sidings, spurs, loops, tunnels and stations on HS2 infrastructure and for the transition into Washwood Heath Rolling Stock Depot.
• The main TMS functionality will include as a minimum automatic train supervision and regulation including plan/replan functionality, automatic platform re-allocation, reconfigurable control areas, interfaces to third party stock and crew systems and interfaces to third party support tools for automatic incident management. The TMS will provide timetable and contingency plan management, conflict identification, conflict decision support. The TMS will provide outputs for real-time passenger information. In addition, the TMS procured will need to have capacity to cover the entire HS2 route (i.e. Phases One, 2a and 2b) to enable HS2 Ltd at its entire option to extend the use of the TMS into Phase 2b.
• The possession management system will permit the safe reservation/occupation of sections of the track for personnel and trains.
• The enterprise service bus will enable the NICC and other stakeholders’ systems to access and exchange common, real-time status information for all trains and HS2 assets.
• The weather monitoring system will provide information about humidity, wind, temperature, snow/ice and lightning on the HS2 infrastructure. Data shall be provided to the TMS and ATO system to indicate areas of low adhesion and where speed restrictions should be applied due to high winds.
Uninterruptible power supplies will be provided where necessary to meet the required reliability and availability of the CCS and TM systems.
All works to be undertaken under this procurement shall give due cognisance to and be compliant with the appropriate elements of the High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Act 2017.
During the invitation to tender (ITT) stage tenderers will be expected to provide a short demonstration to validate their technical submission.
The route will be handed over to the track system contractors by the Main Works Civils Contractors in stages following the completion of works under their contracts. The track installation will be staged based upon multiple testing areas. Initially, the track system contractor will have exclusive access to enable their installation to be completed. Access will then be granted to the other railway systems contractors including the CCS and TM Contractor.
The CCS and TM Contractor will mobilise to commence the works as each area becomes available. This presents a constraint that will be fully described in the ITT documentation.
It is proposed that HS2 Ltd will take on the role of client and principal designer. The CCS and TM Contractor may be required to act as principal contractor for certain stages of the NICC systems installation or for remote locations.
The employer will require the contractor to provide technical support services as part of a separate technical support contract. The technical support contract will be entered into at contract award but will only become effective upon successful completion of trial operations.
Full details of HS2 Ltd’s requirements will appear in the works information which forms part of the ITT.