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Petards eyeTrain to protect travellers on Northern Rail network

23 July 2010

Passengers travelling on Northern Rail inter-urban services in the North of England will soon be ensured of increased safety and security thanks to Petards latest contract win.

Petards has been awarded the contract for the on-board and forward facing CCTV for use on over 160 class 158 and 333 vehicles currently in operation.

The number of vehicles involved represents approximately a quarter of the Northern Rail fleet. Future potential could see further phases that will extend the fitment of the Petards eyeTrain system to other Northern Rail vehicles across their wide ranging network.

The value of the CCTV orders total over £500,000 and deliveries are expected to commence later this year and will be completed by Spring 2011.

Commenting on the order, Petards Commercial Director - Transport, Balvinder Chana said "We are very pleased to be working again with Northern Rail, Angel Trains and Porterbrook Leasing Company on this project. The Northern Rail network serves a region of some 15 million people and we are delighted that our eyeTrain solution will provide them with increased safety and security.

Once again the eyeTrain system has been chosen by a major UK Train operating Company endorsing the quality of both design and performance of Petards state of the art on train surveillance systems".

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