Alstom is to upgrade signalling on Egyptian National Railways’ 240km Beni Suef-Asyut line in a €100 million contract which includes a five-year maintenance element. Delivery will start in 2016 with completion of installation works due in January 2019.
Alstom will install Smartlock electronic interlockings to replace the existing electromechanical devices, in addition to trackside equipment, power supplies and telecommunications. The installation is expected to increase line capacity by more than 80%.
Egyptian National Railways plans to upgrade signalling across its network and improve safety to what Alstom describes as ‘international standards’.
Siemens is modernising Vienna Metro Line 4 with new interlockings and train control systems.
Siemens has won a €40m contract from Wiener Linien to supply signalling equipment as part of a comprehensive modernisation of Metro Line 4 in Vienna.
Siemens is supplying Sicas ECC electronic interlockings to replace five SpDrS-60U equivalents and Trainguard LZB513 automatic train control system equipment for the 17km line. A key aspect of the upgrade in addition to large scale renewals is construction of hitherto absent crossovers to allow trains to divert onto the other track during disruption.
Commissioning is due to take place in phased stages from 2016 to the end of 2019,
Siemens is to supply Communications Based Train Control equipment for the extension of Suzhou’s Metro Line 2 in China. The new underground section runs for 15km and incorporates 13 stations.
Siemesns will supply Trainguard MT automatic train control, Trackguard Sicas ECC electronic interlockings and Airlink radio transmission systems for the metro, with commissioning scheduled for 2016.