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December 11, 2018

Alstom wins €100m rail signalling contract in India

Alstom has secured a contract worth more than €100m to supply a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system for Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro.

Alstom has secured a contract worth more than €100m to supply a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system for Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro.

Under the terms of the contract awarded by Mumbai Metro Rail (MMRCL), Alstom will supply and equip the Mumbai Metro Line 3 with Urbalis 400, the latest generation of CBTC signalling technology.

Designed specifically for heavy ridership metros, the deployment of Urbalis 400 will support in alleviating Mumbai’s commuter congestion.

It will also enable the operator to improve headway and average speed performance of the metro system.

The contract also includes the delivery of an unmanned train operation (UTO) and computer-based interlocking with centralised train supervision, as well as electrical and mechanical supervisory control and data acquisition system (E&M SCADA) services.

“Designed specifically for heavy ridership metros, the deployment of Urbalis 400 will support in alleviating Mumbai’s commuter congestion.”

Alstom managing director for India and South Asia Alain Spohr said: “Alstom is extremely proud to have won three big contracts for Line 3 of Mumbai Metro, emerging as the partner of choice for this prestigious project.

“This major signalling contract confirms the trust our customer MMRCL has in us.”

This contract follows the rolling stock and power supply contracts secured by the company earlier this year.

In India, Alstom has already deployed Urbalis technology in the Kochi and Lucknow metros.

Overall, it has been deployed across 96 urban rail lines (more than 55 are in service), covering 1,900 track miles and 1,100 stations.

In October, MMRCL awarded a contract to Johnson Lifts Pvt Ltd India & M/s SJEC Corporation China Consortium to supply escalators to 14 Line 3 stations.

The overall project, which secured a loan of Rs132.35bn ($1.8bn) from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is estimated to cost Rs231.36bn ($3.1bn).

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