Fire safety maintenance expansion at Canary Wharf by Telent

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Fire safety upgrade at Canary Wharf Elizabeth line station

Fire safety capabilities at the Canary Wharf Elizabeth line station are set for enhancement as reported by Telent.

Transport for London (TfL) awarded a contract to Telent, a specialist in critical national infrastructure, which is now in its fifth month.

Telent, working for Rail for London Infrastructure (RfLI), is tasked with upgrading the existing fire detection and alarm system.

This involves removing redundant components and simplifying the system to improve user-friendliness.

The project will also facilitate future asset upgrades.

Collaboration and progress on the project

Reg Cook, Telent’s Director of Asset Management, stated: “This is a really exciting opportunity for Telent to demonstrate to TfL, our capability in fire safety maintenance, apply our expertise and experience of working on the Elizabeth line, and grow our extensive relationship with TfL even further.

“We’re proud to have made good progress on the project so far and look forward to developing our fire business further with TfL.”

Telent’s responsibilities include verifying and decommissioning unnecessary third-party interfaces.

This collaborative effort across multiple disciplines with TfL aims to make maintenance operations more straightforward at Canary Wharf.

The station, which opened in 2022, is a key hub connecting Canary Wharf with the National Rail network.

Telent’s ongoing commitments

Previously, Telent has been involved in designing and implementing the Remote Fire Isolation Project (RFIP), which allows for safe engineering work without triggering evacuation alarms due to dust or smoke.

Additionally, Telent manages over 250,000 security and access assets across TfL’s estate, including 270 underground stations and depots, as well as more than 80 bus stations and stands.

These assets include 16,000 CCTV cameras, 30,000 public address speakers, and over 3,000 customer interfaces such as help points and information displays.

Long-standing partnership with TfL

Telent has a long-standing relationship with TfL, dating back to 1996.

The company has worked extensively on the Elizabeth line, including maintaining the Driver Only Operation (DOO) CCTV system, which ensures the safe departure of trains.

Telent’s projects also include the Traffic Technology Contract and support for the King’s Coronation with traffic signals work.

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