Austrian Trains to Use Alstom Control System

18 January 2010 (Last Updated January 18th, 2010 18:30)

Austrian Railways ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) has awarded a €90m ($129.4m) contract to Alstom to equip 449 vehicles with its ERTMS-based train control solution. The company will deploy its ATLAS system on three types of vehicles including 332 Taurus locomotives, 50 multi-system l

Austrian Railways ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) has awarded a €90m ($129.4m) contract to Alstom to equip 449 vehicles with its ERTMS-based train control solution.

The company will deploy its ATLAS system on three types of vehicles including 332 Taurus locomotives, 50 multi-system locomotives and 67 railjet control-cars (class 8090).

Work is scheduled to begin in 2010 and finish in 2014.

The company will also provide its onboard Specific Transmission Module solution, which enables vehicles to run in neighbour countries with their national train control system without traffic interruption.