Hytera Communications' subsidiary Teltronic has been selected to provide a complete TETRA communications solution for the ‘Manila Metro Rail Transit Line 7’ (MRT-7) at Metro Manila, the Philippines.

SMC Mass Rail Transit 7 (SMC) is responsible for the development of MRT-7 project, which is set to comprise a 22.8km rail network with 14 stations.

Teltronic received the contract from the rolling stock manufacturer and E&M turn-key provider Hyundai Rotem.

The deal will see Teltronic provide NEBULA TETRA infrastructure, RTP-603 on-board equipment, STP9000 hand-portable and SRG3900 fixed radios, in addition to a CeCo-TRANS control centre.

The on-board equipment will be integrated with the train control and management system, as well as the public address and intercom systems.

It is expected to help monitor the vehicles remotely from the control centre, while also allowing communicating between passengers and control under emergency situations.

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Teltronic APAC business development manager Josep Jonch said: “This prestigious win builds on our strong working relationship with Hyundai Rotem, proven over previous projects such as Seoul Metro (Korea) and Salvador Bahia Metro (Brazil).

"This end-to-end solution will enable SMC to communicate in a mission-critical way with the personnel involved with the operation of the MRT-7."

“By leveraging the power of TETRA technology, this end-to-end solution will enable SMC to communicate in a mission-critical way with the personnel involved with the operation of the MRT-7.

“It will also allow real-time monitoring of vehicle and the location of the train among other functionalities, making a vital contribution to the safe transportation of thousands of passengers each day.”

MRT-7 is currently scheduled to begin operations in August 2019 and will serve nearly 350,000 passengers every day.

This number is expected to increase to 800,000 people per day following the completion of various planned upgrades.


Image: Manila Underground train. Photo: courtesy of Hytera Communications Corporation Limited.