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Plymouth

Site Name:
Bombardier Rail Control Solutions Manufacturing/Engineering Site
Site Type:
Engineering  Manufacturing 
Legal Entity:
Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd. 
Address:
Estover Close, Estover
Plymouth PL6 7 PU
United Kingdom
Site Contact: Allan Morgan 
Tel:
+44 175 272 5000
Fax:
+44 175 272 5001

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About

Rail Control Solutions

With over 50 years of experience in providing the latest signalling technology to the UK rail network, Bombardier’s rail control solutions business has a unique appreciation of the market.  Our Plymouth site manufactures a range of railway signalling products for the UK and the global market with a portfolio including EBI Track train detection systems and associated test tools, EBI* Light signals, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) products and EBI Gate Level crossings including the latest Enhanced User Worker crossings technology.

Basic Information 

Total area: 5,000 m² 

The Rail Control Solutions Plymouth site focuses on the manufacture of railway signalling products for the UK and the wider RCS worldwide markets. The product portfolio includes EBI Track train detection systems and associated test tools, EBI* Light signals, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) products, EBI Gate Level crossings including the latest Enhanced User Worker crossings technology. In addition, a tanker telemetry system business has provided systems worldwide. With over 50 years experience in providing the latest signalling technology to the UK rail network, RCS Plymouth has a unique appreciation of the market. 

Competencies 

  • Manufacturing competencies include: electromechanical assembly, cable and harness wiring, custom-made, low volume transformer and inductor assemblies, rapid prototype build / debugging. 
  • Material Management - extensive database to support procurement. 
  • Value Added Services: Design For Manufacture, Design for Test, Cost Engineering. 
  • Engineering Services: Component Obsolescence Management, Documentation and 
  • Product Revision Control using SAP, Design Verification Testing. 

Main Products and Contracts over the last 10 years 

2006 Delivered EBI Screen 2000 for the Glasgow Subway. 
2010 Supply of EBI Track 200 for immunisation project which was the first application of EBI Track 200 on London Underground infrastructure. 
2010 Balise Transmission Sub-System provided for Hitachi, pilot trial of ETCS in the UK. 
2011 Completed manufacture of EBI Track 200, project management, systems engineering and integration, and testing and commissioning for the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link. 
Ongoing EBI Track supply for Ikitelli Metro, Turkey, Delhi Metro, India, Lima Metro, Peru. Project management, design and manufacture of various radio telemetry systems for North Sea offshore oil/gas industry, including maintenance and support services to offshore telemetry systems in North Sea and Canada.

Historical Milestones 

1959 ML Engineering (Plymouth Ltd) formed 
1989 Became EB Signal 
1992 Became ABB Signal 
1996 Became ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation (Adtranz) 
1999 Daimler Chrysler Rail Systems 
2001 Acquired by Bombardier Transportation 
2010 50th anniversary of UK signalling presence 
2011 Business of the Year Award (Plymouth Herald) 

Certifications 

  • Certified ISO 9001:2000 (Quality); ISO 14001:1996 (Environmental Management System) and ISO 18001: 2007 (Occupational Health and Management Systems) 
  • Certified to IRIS – first signalling company in the UK 
  • RoSPA member and site has IRSE licensed staff 
  • IPC610 Electronics Assembly Certification 
  • J-STD-001 Certification for Soldered and Electronic assemblies 
  • Link Up – approval process for supply of equipment to Network Rail Envirowise