The video surveillance component of the SEKURFLO system is jointly designed and developed by Bombardier Transportation and March Networks. The systems will be installed in the new trains during their manufacture at Bombardier’s plant in Derby, UK. The first new SSL train will enter passenger service on the Metropolitan line in 2009.
With more than 3 million passenger journeys per day, the London Underground is one of the largest metro systems in the world. Metronet Rail is investing around US $30 billion over 30 years to upgrade nine of the 12 London Underground lines. The SEKURFLO solution will be used by operations staff to capture video for monitoring the safe and efficient flow of passengers along with supporting the efficiency of operations. The solution also will incorporate intelligent video analytics to enhance the reliability and quality of the surveillance system.
Peter Strom, President and CEO of March Networks said, “March Networks is committed to offering the most advanced mobile video solutions to leading passenger rail operators such as the London Underground. Bombardier’s market leadership will allow March Networks and the SEKURFLO solution to become the standard for rail operators throughout the world.”