Provision of Train Driver Advisory System
The scope is for Design (configuration), supply, implementation and support of an S-DAS. The system is expected to be based on an existing product with only limited customisation. Supply and support of a Driver Advisory System (DAS) for 23 off Class 3000 DMUs (Diesel Multiple Units).
UK-Belfast: Railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts
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Section I: Contracting entity
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Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN0
Standalone Driver Advisory System (S-DAS) Project.
Class 3000 trains were built by CAF Spain and entered service with NI Railways in 2004 and 2005. There are 23 trains, each comprising 3 car Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs). Each 3 car unit includes two driving vehicles, each equipped with a driver’s cab.
Since these trains went into service the cost of fuel has continued to escalate. NI Railways believe that there is significant scope to reduce the fuel consumption of these trains by using technology to enable operation of the trains to an idealised speed profile on each route. This technology, supported by appropriate train driver training, is required to deliver at least a 5% reduction in fuel consumption across the Class 3000 fleet.
NI Railways have reviewed existing technology and are of the firm view that S-DAS is the most appropriate technology to support delivery of the required fuel consumption savings.
The scope is for Design (configuration), supply, implementation and support of an S-DAS. The system is expected to be based on an existing product with only limited customisation.
Supply and support of a Driver Advisory System (DAS) for 23 off Class 3000 DMUs (Diesel Multiple Units). These trains were manufactured by CAF in 2003/04 and have 3 cars per Unit, 2 cabs per unit. They are operated on the N.I.Railways network within Northern Ireland and cross border between Belfast and Dublin.
The system will include a processing unit, GPS location, driver display, a base station and communication links. It is envisaged that this will be a stand-alone system but may have some train system interfaces. The main objective of system implementation is in terms of fuel efficiency. The system is expected to be based on an existing product with only limited customisation.
The system is to be used in conjunction with driver training and support to deliver at least a 5 % improvement in fuel efficiency.
Options will be included for systems to fit up to a further 30 train-sets.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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About the Translink Group:
Throughout the documentation, both “Translink” and “Group” refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.6.2013