Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Alstom chosen for Denmark ERTMS

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Alstom says it has signed a contract with Danish railway infrastructure owner Banedanmark to deliver on-board equipment to railway operators in Denmark, and to equip 503 train cars with Atlas ERTMS1 signaling capabilities.

The 61 million euro ($74.5 million) contract is part of a framework agreement signed between Alstom and Banedanmark last March. A previous contract, worth 140 million euros ($171 million) featured the deployment of Atlas on up to 789 trains operated by 41 operators on the Fjernbane Danish Network.

Alstom says Atlas will enable Banedanmark, as well as Danish operators, to increase their operational performances, improve traffic flow and optimize trains frequencies. ERTMS is a system for the management and control of the rail traffic on the lines of the Trans-European Networks.

"Alstom is pleased to partner with Banedanmark and enable Danish operators to increase the fluidity and efficiency of their trains thanks to its latest train control technology," said Alstom Denmark and Norway Representative and Customer Director Christian Algreen-Ussing.

Alstom says it will take roughly eight years to develop and deploy the Atlas solution on Danish railways, with two years dedicated on its design. During this phase, Alstom and Banedanmark teams will jointly work in Copenhagen (Denmark) in cooperation with Alstom's teams based in Charleroi, Belgium.