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SNC-Lavalin wins design contracts for London Underground

The Monteral-based engineering services firm will help improve rail vehicle accessibility on select lines for the world's oldest subway system



MONTREAL—Montreal-based engineering services firm SNC-Lavalin has won two design contracts for the London Underground subway system.

SNC-Lavalin’s Rail & Transit team will assist London Underground in improving rail vehicle accessibility for individuals with reduced mobility and visual impairments.

The contracts cover the Underground’s Bakerloo Line, Central Line, and Waterloo & City Line.

SNC-Lavalin’s design modifications will add new passenger information systems, passenger emergency alarms, closed-circuit television, improved lighting for each vehicle, and designated wheelchair zones.

“As market leaders in vehicle modifications, we have successfully delivered designs to satisfy ‘Railway Vehicles Accessibility Regulations’ for other railway clients, and this contract award builds upon that,” said Michael Grace, regional director, Rail & Transit UK, SNC-Lavalin.

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