Engineering giant Siemens has opened a new regional traffic service operation in Enfield accommodating over 30 management and support staff with a team of around 50 field staff.
The new Enfield Traffic Depot will be used primarily for operations covering two contracts with Transport for London (TfL), with additional training facilities for both Siemens and TfL staff as well as testing and warehouse facilities.
Opening the new regional depot, Dana Skelley, director of asset management at TfL, said: ‘London is world-leading when it comes to traffic management and this new facility will allow Siemens to ensure that this remains the case for many years to come.
'We look forward to continue working closely with Siemens to improve and innovate traffic technology across London and keep motorists, cyclists and pedestrians safe and on the move.’
Under its traffic control maintenance services contracts Siemens looks after traffic signals in the north and north-east London regions, as well as expanding the use of intelligent traffic signals and new crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.
Starting this year, Siemens’ five-year detection and enforcement infrastructure contract includes responsibility for business continuity services through monitoring the capital’s traffic as part of TfL’s low emission zone and congestion charge schemes.
Gordon Wakeford, head of Siemens’ mobility division in the UK, said: ‘Major investment in a new facility and new employees demonstrates our long-term commitment to a valued customer and will enable the team of dedicated technicians and customer support engineers to meet all operational requirements across London, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.’
Around 40 new positions have been created in London including 34 based in Enfield.