Train CCTV contract for Petards

Train operator First Great Western has awarded advanced surveillance systems company Petards a contract to supply its eyeTrain on-board digital CCTV systems.

The contract, which is worth over £1m, is for the supply of eyeTrain CCTV and installation services to be fitted to 253 vehicles within First Great Western’s fleet of trains. Deliveries are expected to commence towards the end of 2007 and will continue throughout 2008. As part of this contract Petards will be fitting forward facing cameras and its Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) systems, both of which integrate into eyeTrain’s system architecture.

Petards chief executive Bill Conn said: ‘We are extremely pleased to have secured another significant contract from First Group and to be working with them on their programme to extend the coverage of on-board CCTV within their fleet. This contract award again demonstrates Petards’ customers’ high regard for eyeTrain and our ability to provide innovative solutions for our customers, such as the addition of APC to the eyeTrain range.’

Petards operates from offices in Sunbury-on-Thames, Gateshead and Sevenoaks.