Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd (‘Merseyrail’) are seeking to appoint a competent supplier to design and integrate, supply and install Automatic Passenger Counting equipment to 8 of its 3 car 507 electrical train units (24 vehicles in total). Merseyrail operates a frequent service with all applicable passenger doors opened by the train guard at each passenger stop with part of the journey being in an underground environment. This requirement is a new installation to part of the fleet and shall include all necessary infrastructure to support the equipment i.e. depot based servers.
The equipment shall be fitted to each passenger door way (12 doorways per unit) using a suitable current technology that ensures high levels of accuracy (greater than 95 %) which is ‘maintenance free’ for the life of the equipment and shall have no obsolescence issues during this period. The equipment shall be capable of transmitting the captured data wirelessly in a format that can be easily interpreted by Merseyrail without the need for specialist reports / software from the supplier. The equipment shall have a proven track record within a rail environment and be compliant to applicable Rail Group Standards. It is anticipated that the suppliers scope of supply includes all necessary design and integration work including approvals from a regulatory body and testing as required to enable acceptance by Merseyrail into passenger service.