21st Century selected by GB Rail Freight for £0.4m contract

21st Century, the supplier and installation service provider of public transport CCTV and vehicle monitoring systems, today announces that it has been awarded a contract worth £0.4m by GB Railfreight to install forward facing CCTV cameras for deployment in drivers’ cabs in 50 of its Class 66 trains.

GB Railfreight, which is owned by Eurotunnel, is one of the UK's leading rail freight companies. It operates around 650 trains a week in the UK and is the main transporter of coal on the rail network and the only rail freight company with regular contracts to move biomass. Its wide ranging business portfolio also includes intermodal traffic including steel, infrastructure materials, rail industry services, construction material, petrochemicals and metals.

The majority of the contract is expected to be delivered in the current year with the remainder in the first quarter of 2014.

Commenting on the contract win 21st Century’s Chief Executive, Wilson Jennings, said: “We are particularly pleased to have been awarded this business on the back of our successful contract to install forward facing CCTV across the CrossCountry franchise last year. Forward facing CCTV is proving to be an invaluable tool in investigating signalling issues, level crossing, on-track and track side incidents including theft, vandalism and graffiti. Having established a good working relationship with Network Rail as well as several train operating companies, we are hopeful that we can win further new business in the rail sector which complements our existing activities in the on bus CCTV market.”