New signalling systems for Argentina
Alstom has signed a contract worth over €10 million for the renewal of signalling systems at four stations in Argentina.
The four stations that will benefit from the new signalling systems are on the Sarmiento line in Buenos Aires (Marcos Paz, General Las Heras, Empalme Lobos and Lobos) of the Merlo-Lobos interurban branch.
The Sarmiento line is one of the seven suburban train lines of the Metropolitan Railways of Buenos Aires and the tender, awarded by Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura, is part of the plan developed by the country’s Ministry of Transport to adapt signalling systems and install the ATS (Automatic Train Stop) automatic braking system, with an investment of €237 million until 2019.
Alstom (as a subcontractor of Constructora POSE, provider of Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura) will be responsible for supplying technological solutions to install signalling rooms with electromechanical interlocking, including system design, equipment provision, supervision and system commissioning. The company will also manufacture safety equipment such as vital relays, track circuits, point machines and level crossing.
We look forward to more opportunities to offer our experience and technology to the Argentine transport system”
“We celebrate this new Alstom contract in the country, since it is the first contract signed by Alstom in Argentina to provide the signalling system of a surface railway line,” said Michel Boccaccio, Senior Vice-President of Alstom in Latin America. “We look forward to more opportunities to offer our experience and technology to the Argentine transport system.”
Alstom offers a unique package of interoperable equipment, with its track/train and train/track interoperability being present in projects in more than 29 countries around the world.
The project is expected to be delivered in 30 months.