Telent chosen to ‘Keep London moving safely’ following award of Traffic Technology Contract

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded digital infrastructure specialist Telent an eight-year contract for the supply, installation and maintenance of traffic technology assets in London. The contract also includes an option for two further 12 months extensions, for a maximum duration of 10 years. This contract award will continue Telent’s long-standing, collaborative relationship with TfL, ensuring London remains at the forefront of Automated Traffic Signals (ATS), Variable Message Signs (VMS), Overheight Vehicle Detectors (OVD) and CCTV technology

Telent has been awarded multiple Lots on the traffic technology contract, with responsibility for the supply, installation and maintenance of ATS, VMS and OVD assets within 11 South London boroughs, and CCTV Outstation equipment throughout the whole of London. Telent has also secured a place on Lot 7 of the Framework, meaning we will be on-hand to provide additional resilience for TfL across all regions of London as required, ensuring traffic can continue to flow smoothly and efficiently throughout the whole city.


Telent is delighted to have been chosen to continue working collaboratively with TfL for a further eight years to deliver a safe experience in London for pedestrians and all road users, Telent is proud to be one of TfL’s strategic suppliers and we have a long-standing track record of managing a wide and complex range of communication assets in London. We look forward to playing an important role in helping to achieve the Mayor’s and TfL’s goals, and to building upon the great progress we’ve already made.


- Reg Cook

Director of Asset Management

The traffic technology contract will support the London Mayor’s Vision Zero aims of zero fatalities or serious injuries on London roads by 2041 and zero deaths or serious injuries on or by buses by 2030. It will also support the Mayor’s central aim of 80% of all trips being made on foot, by cycle or using public transport by 2041.


London’s road network plays a vital role in enabling millions of journeys each day and we’re determined to ensure that people can walk, cycle, use public transport and drive as safely and efficiently as possible. This new traffic technology contract will ensure that some of our most important infrastructure is well-maintained for years to come and I look forward to working closely with Telent Technology Services Ltd as they carry out this important work.


- Carl Eddleston

TfL’s Director of Network Management and Resilience

The traffic technology contract is a result of the amalgamation of TfL’s TCMS2 and CCTV Outstation business-critical contracts, for which Telent has been an incumbent supplier since 2014. Over the course of the TCMS2 contract Telent has modernised over 300 sites as part of the asset renewal programme, upgrading all sites to LED technology.

Telent also played a pivotal role in ensuring smooth operations during the Royal Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as part of ‘Operation London Bridge’ in 2022, with the work involving the removal and re-installation of over 500 signal poles in an incredibly short timeframe. Other successful projects undertaken by Telent include completion of the CCTV upgrade project, which transformed TfL’s CCTV estate from analogue to IP (Internet Protocol).

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