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1996-01-04 DoT-001
Department of Transport


Final BR signalling business sold

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Department of Transport

Final BR signalling business sold

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4 January 1996
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 003

Sir George Young, Transport Secretary, today welcomed the sale of the
Interlogic Control Engineering business to ABB Daimler-Benz
Transportation (Signal) Ltd, formerly ABB Signal Ltd.

Interlogic Control Engineering (ICE) is the second and last of BR's
signalling project businesses to be sold. It is a key player within
the railway signalling industry providing project development, system
engineering, testing, commissioning and project management for new
signalling and control systems. ICE also has particular skills in
the design and interfacing of new and existing signalling systems.

Commenting on the sale, Sir George said:

"This sale completes yet another chapter in the rail privatisation
process with both BR's signalling businesses now moving into the
private sector. Only last month, the first three passenger
franchises were awarded to private sector companies - I expect this
momentum to continue with more rail businesses due to be sold in the
coming months.

"I believe that as we start to see more parts of the railway
industry successfully sold to the private sector, rail customers will
begin to see further real improvements in Britain's railway system."

ICE has offices in Reading, London and Birmingham and employs about
420 staff. The company has been involved in a number of major
projects in the course of the last financial year, including Mersey
Rail - replacing 28 signal boxes and level crossing boxes with an
integrated electronic control centre and the resignalling of the line
from Paddington station to Hayes.


1.ICE formed part of BR's Central Services group, a collection of
about 20 diverse businesses providing support services to the railway

2.BR's other signalling project business, Signalling Control UK Ltd
was sold to Westinghouse Brake and Signal Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary
of BTR, on 1 December. Other Central Services sales include
Baileyfield Switches and Crossings Works, Ditton Timber treatment
Works, Quality and Safety Services Ltd, Railways Occupational Health

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