Mumbai, Pune Metro: Alstom to provide train control and signalling solutions

[] Alstom has bagged two contracts worth over 90 million Euros, to provide Communications-Based Train Control technology for five metro rail routes in Mumbai and Pune

Alstom has been awarded contracts to equip Mumbai Metro lines 2A, 2B and 7 and Pune Metro lines 1 and 2, with Urbalis 400, Alstom’s latest generation of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) technology. The combined value of the two contracts comes to over 90 million Euros. The Urbalis 400 system is presently in service in over 30 cities across the world, a statement from the company said.

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The contract for Mumbai Metro, awarded by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC), is to provide the CBTC signalling system, as well as a state-of-the-art telecommunications system for the three elevated lines. The combined lengths of lines 2A, 2B and 7, make it one of the most extensive signalling projects in the country. The signalling scope includes design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Urbalis 400 and includes supply and commissioning of on-board equipment for 63 trains. The telecommunications scope includes public address systems, passenger information display systems, fibre optic transmission systems, CCTV and access control systems. The contract for Pune Metro, awarded by the Maha Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL), will see Alstom provide Urbalis 400 for Corridors 1 and 2, to control 31 trains on the 32-km-long stretch, allowing them to run at higher frequencies and speeds in total safety.

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Speaking about the contract, Alain Spohr, Alstom’s managing director for India and south Asia said “We are proud to have been selected by our customers for these prestigious projects. Our cutting-edge technologies will help enhance the quality of life of the citizens of both, Mumbai and Pune and will contribute to the overall development of the cities. We are also proud to be a key partner, via these projects, in the growth of sustainable transportation in the region.”

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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