Alstom awarded digital train control and infrastructure solutions contract for Romania

Posted: 5 March 2020 | | No comments yet

The €120 million contract will see Alstom work on the rehabilitation and modernisation of a section of the Romanian European Rhine-Danube rail corridor.

Alstom awarded contract to provide digital train control in Romania

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As the leader of the Asocierea RailWorks consortium, Alstom has been awarded a contract to provide digital train control, traffic management and electrification infrastructure within the rehabilitation and modernisation project of a section of the Romanian European Rhine-Danube rail corridor. Alstom’s share of the contract – which was signed by CFR SA, the Romanian state rail carrier, and the Asocierea RailWorks consortium – amounts to over €120 million.

Alstom’s Managing Director for Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova, Gabriel Stanciu, said: “This contract reaffirms Alstom’s leading position on the Romanian railway market, for both digital train control and electrification. After installing the first modern traffic management system in Romania, we are now ready to extend such high-level performance to the new sections. This project will be another strong reference for Alstom. Bucharest has become a strategic hub for Alstom’s train control expertise, not just for local projects, but also the rest of central and eastern Europe.”

Covering the modernisation of approximately 170km of railway infrastructure, the contract includes infrastructure and superstructure rehabilitation, electrification, signalling and telecommunication systems, including GSM-R, as well as civil works. Additionally, Alstom will be directly responsible for the implementation of a traffic control centre in the city of Brasov, the digital interlocking and ERTMS Level 2 deployment, passenger information systems and catenary upgrades and electric traction substations.

Expected to span four years, the work will take place on the subsection Sighisoara-Brasov, which links Nuremberg-Prague-Vienna-Budapest-Curtici-Simeria-Brasov-Bucharest-Constanta. Alstom has been active in ongoing rehabilitation works on the Romanian part of this corridor since 2012.

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