Case Study Telecoms

Farringdon Crossrail Station Communication Systems

Farringdon station will be one of the busiest in the UK when it opens in 2018, connecting with Thameslink and the London Underground to provide links with outer London, the home counties, the City, Canary Wharf and three of London’s five airports.


L.B. Foster Telecoms was contracted by NG Bailey on behalf of Siemens and Crossrail Limited to install, enable, test and commission the new C660 communications and SCADA works at Farringdon station.

Details of the required test criteria for the commissioning of the design elements included testing, as applicable:

  • New Asset Register
  • Materials Compliance Records (MCR)
  • Inspection and Test plans (ITP)
  • Mandatory Asset Information Data (MAID).


  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
  • EN54-16 compliant Public Address (PAVA)
  • Passenger Help points (PHP)
  • Telephone Systems
  • Master & Slave Clocks
  • Station Radio (PMR)
  • Fibre network (CDN)
  • SCADA network
  • Hardware (Racks)
  • Customer Interface systems (CIS)

“L.B Foster was instrumental in the success of the project, from our initial contact pre-contract with the senior management through to delivery, they have been completely open and involved in the day-to-day issues encountered on a project this size.”

Dave Rigney, C660 Package Manager, NG Bailey