Alstom to work on Italian and Spain railway networksStaff writer ▼ | January 29, 2016
Alstom, as the leader of a consortium, has been commissioned by the Italian railway network (Gruppo FS) to upgrade the Milano Centrale-Milano Smistamento–Monza–Chiasso line.
Trains The European network interoperable corridors
The line forms part of corridor A (Genoa-Rotterdam) of the European network interoperable corridors, and will be the first non-high-speed railway line in Italy to be entirely managed by a level 2 ERTMS system.
The works to install the ERTMS level 1 train safety and protection system will start in the Atlantic Corridor this month, on the La Coruña-Santiago and Santiago-Vigo links.
This project was awarded by Adif to a consortium composed of Alstom, Siemens Rail Automation and CAF Signalling for a total amount of €63.2 million. In addition to the installation of the safety and traffic control system the consortium will also maintain it for 20 years.
The consortium is made up of leading companies in the Spanish railway signalling, control and telecommunications sectors, with extensive experience carrying out projects on high-speed lines as well as conventional and suburban lines.
The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a train command and control system adopted by the European Union to be outfitted on all new lines that are built in countries of the EU.
The objective is for signalling and communications between the track and on-board train equipment to be compatible throughout Europe and to enable railway traffic interoperability among the various EU states. ■