Cubic to Supply Advanced Electronic Gates for UK Northern Train Stations

By Ken Briodagh October 25, 2016

A lot of the talk about Connected Transportation and Supply Chain in the IoT focuses on cars and trucking, but that’s literally missing the boat... and trains. Well, now there’s some great news from the rail in the UK.

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, has recently announced that it was awarded a contract from Northern, the U.K.’s largest train operator outside London, to supply electronic gates at its stations. Northern will use Cubic’s next-generation, advanced electronic gating system at eight stations, for a total of 52 installed gates. The gates are equipped with ITSO-compliant smart card and barcode reading capabilities, in addition to accepting magnetic tickets.

“We are delighted to have Cubic on board, and with the dedication of the entire team, including Network Rail and our contractors, they were able to meet our requested deadline and complete the gate installation of these first two stations in less than two months,” said Alex Hynes, managing director, Northern.

CTS already completed the installation at two stations – Wigan Wallgate and Liverpool Lime Street – per the operator’s requested September 30 deadline. The remaining six stations – Salford Cresent (Manchester), Bolton, Blackburn, Bradford Forster Square, Halifax and Harrogate – are scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2017.

“We are proud to have been entrusted with this important contract for Northern and strengthen our foothold in the U.K. market,” said Roger Crow, EVP and managing director, Cubic Transportation Systems Europe. “We delivered the first two stations in record time, thanks to a true team effort, and we’re looking forward to delivering the remaining stations in an equally efficient manner.”

Keep ridin’ that train, Casey Jones, and don’t worry too much about the speed. 

Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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