Invensys Rail wins Turkey signalling contract

7 November 2011 (Last Updated November 7th, 2011 18:30)

Invensys Rail has won a €195m contract from DLH, the Turkish Directorate of Railways, Harbours and Airports Construction to provide the signalling technology for the CR3 Marmaray project in Istanbul.

Invensys Rail has won a €195m contract from DLH, the Turkish Directorate of Railways, Harbours and Airports Construction to provide the signalling technology for the CR3 Marmaray project in Istanbul.

Under the contract, Invensys Rail in a joint venture (JV) with Spanish-based OHL will supply a signalling and automatic train protection (ATP) system for the 77km commuter rail line linking Gezbe and Halkali under the Bosphorus crossing.

The company will provide signalling and communication solutions including SIRIUS Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), FUTUR European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 1, WESTRACE interlockings, jointless track circuits, axle counters, LED signals and centralised traffic control.

The project also involves replacing two tracks with three new ones, 40 new and upgraded stations, two operational control centres, new stabling yards, workshops and maintenance facilities.

The company will also maintain the system for two years with an option to extend it by further five years.

The project is scheduled to begin in early next year, while the first phase is scheduled for completion in October 2013.