Kazakhstan Signs Alstom for Rail Infrastructure Contracts

7 October 2009 (Last Updated October 7th, 2009 18:30)

Kazakhstan has signed French firm Alstom for two rail contracts to supply turnout motors and build a tram system for capital city Astana. Alstom has also entered into a joint agreement with the country's national railway operator Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, for the local production of signall

Kazakhstan has signed French firm Alstom for two rail contracts to supply turnout motors and build a tram system for capital city Astana.

Alstom has also entered into a joint agreement with the country's national railway operator Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, for the local production of signalling equipment and turnout motors.

The product will feature a remote diagnostic system and will be suitable for operations in temperatures as low as -40°C.

The second agreement for the tramway system includes carrying out a feasibility study, maintenance and supply of Citadis trams.