The Ansaldo STS – Stadler consortium has won contracts to modernise the subway of Glasgow with state-of-the-art technology. The contracts include the supply of 17 new trains, communication-based train control (CBTC) driverless signalling technology, platform screen doors and depot equipment, and related maintenance support services to upgrade the 10.5km long twin subway lines, and 15 stations of the Glasgow Subway system.

The project awarded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) – the Glasgow Subway operator – has a total value of £203.2m. Ansaldo STS’s share is valued at £104.3m.

The construction contract is expected to be delivered within 66 months.

Within the scope of the contract Ansaldo STS will implement its proven CBTC and driverless solution for the entire system as well as the communication network, operation control centre, platform screen doors (PSD), depot test track and will provide system integration, acceptance and related maintenance support services.

Ansaldo STS CEO, Stefano Siragusa, is ‘proud to work on this exciting project of the modernisation of one of the oldest metro systems worldwide, aiming to ease the daily journey for 13 million of passengers per year. Ansaldo STS continues to contribute in the world with renowned products and experienced technological capabilities which provide the utmost safety to future railway systems’.