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100 new jobs to be created at Eastleigh Rail Works following investment by Network Rail

A MULTI-million-pound transport investment is set to create up to 100 jobs in Eastleigh.Siemens has won a multi-million-pound contract from Network Rail to upgrade the UK’s fleet of freight trains to make them safer and more adaptable.
The work, which will be undertaken at Siemens’ Eastleigh train depot is part of Network Rail’s £450m national digital railway programme which will see freight trains improved with “delay-busting digital technology”.
The programme will be one of the world’s biggest ETCS retro-fit programmes, an on-board solution for freight locomotives which ensures trains always operate within safe limits and speeds, providing safe movement authority directly and continuously to the driver through a driver’s display.The ECTS system permits the driver to operate the train, but should a set speed limit be exceeded, or be in danger of being exceeded, then the on-board equipment intervenes to control the train, bringing it to a standstill.
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