India's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on 4 June 2013 bagged a four-year deal from UK's Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd. The IT Solutions and System Integration Framework agreement includes identifying, defining, designing, building and integration of next generation IT solutions for Network Rail.
The deal size is worth over 350 million pound. Network Rail is implementing a structured multi-sourcing model to invest in a customer-centric IT strategy to deliver greater efficiency, effectiveness and innovation across the organization.
TCS will be a key enabler in helping Network Rail to achieve its objective of generating an outstanding value for taxpayers and users by continually improving the railway.
Network Rail is the owner (not for dividend) and operator of Britain's railway infrastructure, which includes the tracks, signals, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, level crossings and stations. They run, operate, maintain and invest in Britain’s rail network which includes 20000 miles of track (and infrastructure) and 17 major stations.