Alstom has won a €31m contract to supply traction solutions and train control monitoring systems (TCMS) for 156 metro cars for the second phase of Shanghai Line 10 in China.

Expected to start revenue service in 2018, the line is the first driverless metro line in Shanghai and includes two phases.

The 36km-long Phase I of the line started revenue service in 2010 and has 31 stations, while Phase II will add a further 10km and have six new stops.

For Phase I, Alstom supplied signalling and traction systems, including auxiliary system TCMS, in addition to being involved in the metro design.

The company’s local joint venture (JV) Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (SATEE) will manufacture all traction systems and TCMS for Phase II.

Another local JV Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment (XAYEECO) will manufacture motors.

"Phase II will add a further 10km and have six new stops."

Components will come from Alstom Tarbes and Villeurbanne sites in France, while Alstom Sesto site in Italy. In addition, Charleroi in Belgium and Valenciennes in France will provide software for the traction, auxiliary converter and TCMS.

Alstom China and East Asia managing director Ling Fang said: “Alstom is pleased to be awarded another contract and to pursue this collaboration that will enhance Shanghai metro network.

“With its technology proven internationally, 17 years presence in Shanghai and localised manufacturing, Alstom will continue providing efficient, reliable and environment friendly urban transport solutions to Shanghai, an important market for Alstom both for metro and tramway lines.”

The company won its first metro contract in China in 1999 to supply 168 metropolis metro cars to Shanghai Line 3. So far, 1,222 metropolis metro cars have been supplied for seven Shanghai lines.

Image: Shanghai Line 10 is the first driverless metro line in Shanghai. Photo: © Copyright Alstom.