Spanish Light Rail to Get Telvent System

5 April 2010 (Last Updated April 5th, 2010 18:30)

The new metropolitan light rail system in Spain's Bay of Cadiz will be equipped with a Telvent system to centralise its signalling, communications and security systems. The Telvent SmartMobility Light Rail Solution is based on the firm's supervisory control and data acquisition system.<

The new metropolitan light rail system in Spain's Bay of Cadiz will be equipped with a Telvent system to centralise its signalling, communications and security systems.

The Telvent SmartMobility Light Rail Solution is based on the firm's supervisory control and data acquisition system.

Included in the contract is the integration of the operational assistance systems, automatic ticketing systems based on contact-less technology, traveller information systems, closed-circuit television surveillance, light rail signalling and the communications network.

Valued at over €18m ($24.2m), the system will enable operators to adapt the transportation to network demands in real time, while improving safety and security.

The new metropolitan light rail will have 22 stations on its 24km route and is scheduled to become operational by 2011.