GEC Transportation Projects
GEC Transportation Projects was a subsidiary of GEC.
1974 GEC Transportation Projects Ltd. was established based at St Albans and Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. It specialised in the design, execution and management of major railway and mass transit electrification projects around the world.
1981 GEC-TPL was transferred to Trafford Park in Manchester took over residual responsibility for vehicle design from GEC Traction, e.g. Class 90 and 91 locomotives for British Rail.
1982 Company formed, incorporating parts of Fluvent Electrical Products
1982 Responsible for managing the People Mover Group to design and install a maglev transport system between Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport; the consortium included:
- Brush Electrical Machines who would supply the linear motors and the magnetic suspension system
- GEC Rectifiers, supplying the power supplies and rectifiers
- GEC (Witton-Kramer), supplying the magnets.
- GEC-General Signal, supplier of automatic train control systems
- Metro-Cammell, supplier of vehicle bodies
- Balfour Beatty Power Construction, supplier of current collection equipment
- British Rail's research and development group were advisers to the consortium
1983 Harry Klein was managing director.
1984 Managed 406 track-kilometres of electrification in Taiwan. It involved the design, supply and installation of equipment including catenary, substations, telecommunications, locomotives and multiple units. The company also supplied the 134, 3-car trains.
Project managed the equipping of Lines 3 and 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway Corporation.
1985 GEC Transportation Projects was project manager responsible for the electrical and mechanical work on the Docklands Light Railway; the vehicle propulsion equipment was manufactured by GEC Traction; civil engineering was by John Mowlem . Also project manager for the Manchester ‘Metrolink’ and supplied the initial vehicles.
1987 Contracted to supply the body-mounted power equipment for the initial Trans Manche Super Trains, later known as Eurostars
1998 Became Alstom Transportation Projects International Ltd; offices in London
Sources of Information
- The Times Friday, Feb. 27, 1981
- The Engineer 1983/01/27
- The Times Friday, Apr. 19, 1985
- Companies House filings