Bombardier wins further order for ERTMS technology in Poland
Posted: 18 February 2013 | | No comments yet
Bombardier will deliver its INTERFLO 450 ERTMS Level 2 solution for the Legnica-Wroclaw-Opole section of Poland’s E30 line…
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation will deliver its globally proven INTERFLO 450 ERTMS Level 2 solution for the Legnica-Wroclaw-Opole section of Poland’s E30 line. The contract is part of the modernisation programme of the pan-European transport corridors which will ensure interoperability on railway lines in Poland. Bombardier’s third ERTMS Level 2 project in Poland, the new contract is valued at approximately 35 million PLN (8 million euro, $11 million US).
The project, to be delivered in 26 months, will connect to the Legnica-Wegliniec-Bielawa Dolna section of the E30 line where Bombardier is already delivering the pilot implementation of ERTMS Level 2 in Poland. Bombardier ERTMS technology is also being implemented for commercial operation on the Warsaw-Gdynia section of the E65 line.
Maciej Dutkiewicz, spokesperson for the Investment Implementation Centre of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., said: “The signing of the contract for the installation of this ERTMS system on the Legnica-Wrocław-Opole route is an important step towards building a high-tech railway network of European standard in Poland.”
Peter Cedervall, President Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, added: “This latest contract reflects the strength of our globally-proven ERTMS solution and our project delivery experience in Poland. Through the growing number of contracts, our innovative technology will offer faster and more efficient interconnected mobility through Poland and across Europe.”
Bombardier is a leader in the development of ERTMS/ETCS technology, with solutions operating or being delivered on more than 2,500 vehicles and 15,000 km of track in 16 countries. The INTERFLO 450 Level 2 solution has been running on the highest speed lines in China since 2009. It has permission for commercial operation on the Amsterdam-Utrecht line in the Netherlands, one of the busiest mainlines in Europe, and was inaugurated on Sweden’s first high speed ERTMS Level 2 line, the Botnia line, in 2010.
Bombardier ERTMS technology is also installed in Croatia, Korea, Switzerland, Spain and Taiwan and first-in-market projects are being delivered in Algeria and Poland, in addition to extensive framework agreements in Sweden and Norway. Bombardier is also at the heart of innovation, having delivered the world’s first ERTMS Regional system, its INTERFLO 550 solution, on the Västerdal Line in Sweden.
The future success of urban centres rests on re-defining the way people move within and between these expanding social and economic hubs. Bombardier’s portfolio of rail control solutions reduces the constraints of current networks. It covers the whole range of BOMBARDIER CITYFLO mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic, as well as communications-based systems. It also provides INTERFLO mainline solutions, from conventional to ERTMS Level 2 systems. Bombardier also provides a complete palette of wayside and onboard signalling products.
Bombardier Transportation (ZWUS) Polska Sp. z o.o. is a wholly-owned Bombardier company based in Katowice, Poland. With almost 90 years of experience in providing the latest signalling technology to the Polish rail network, the IRIS certified BT ZWUS has a unique understanding of the market. Its 500 employees design and manufacture a full range of rail control signalling equipment for mainline, mass transit and industrial applications that have been delivered in Poland and worldwide.