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    Rail Transportation

As rail systems are being built and modernised, technological advancements are being developed to make them safer, faster and more reliable. Optilan is at the forefront of applying and integrating these technologies to both new and existing networks.

Over the years we’ve routinely helped leading transport providers like Network Rail, to meet their mission-critical requirements. Our focus has generally been two-fold:

  • helping to improve the passenger experience and their safe movement
  • assuring the resilience of communication security and safety infrastructures.

Here at Optilan, we work collaboratively with our clients to address their strategic and operational challenges, helping to shape solutions with enhanced efficiencies.

With our strong governance model, we comply with the rigorous technical and health & safety standards imposed by the industry. We are proud to hold a UK Network Rail Principal Contractor Licence and deliver projects as per industry-standard Safe System of Work guidelines and procedures.

Optilan take projects from early GRIP and RIBA stages, offering a full turnkey solution – from concept design and procurement to build execution and ongoing maintenance.

We pride ourselves on a successful track record in bringing industry together to solve complex issues leading to improvements for the industry. We ensure our work is done efficiently, with minimal disruption to existing services and value to our clients.

Optilan support our customers in several key areas of transport infrastructure:

  • Mainline Rail: station information surveillance systems (SISS), operational telecoms and maintenance works. We hold two CP6 SISS framework contracts with Network Rail
  • Underground and Tramways: SISS, operational telecoms and maintenance works


  • Communications infrastructure
  • Station management systems
  • Customer information systems
  • Health and safety monitoring
  • People counting
  • PAVA
  • Help points
  • Command and control
  • Remote asset protection
  • Access control
  • Perimeter detection
  • CCTV
  • Control room fit out

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