HS2 seeks platform edge door supplier

HS2 has begun the search for a contractor to supply platform edge doors for Old Oak Common and Interchange stations.

A framework agreement will cover the platform barrier and automatic doors along the edge of the platforms. HS2 says their presence will improve safety for passengers on the platform while boarding, support operators in managing safe train dispatch and improve accessibility, wayfinding and comfort across the whole user population.

The framework agreement will include an option to supply the same system for the proposed Manchester Airport station on the Phase 2b leg into Manchester. PEDs will not be fitted at the terminal stations at Euston in London or Curzon Street in Birmingham, where HS2 says passengers will wait on concourses until their trains have arrived.

The total value of the contract is up to £93 million – £58 million for the PEDs on the two Phase One stations and an estimated £35 million for optional work on Phase Two and maintenance for 15 years. The framework agreement and first call-off contract are expected to be awarded in early 2025.