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ALSTOM to supply signaling for Hong Kong's East rail line


The order has two aspects: a signaling system for the new 9 km, two-station East Rail line extension and a capacity upgrade of the entire East Rail line to allow up to 27 trains operating on the line per hour.

The East Rail line is already in operation with an ALSTOM Signaling system. The upgrade will be made possible by integrating ALSTOM's service-proven, technologically advanced ADVANTIK'! Automatic Train Control and Signaling system. This will increase line capacity and enhance line safety without requiring any major modification to rolling stock or infrastructure.

With more than 35 product lines and a presence in over 60 countries, ALSTOM's Transport Sector offers cutting-edge products and services to four distinct types of customers: urban transit authorities and operators; intercity passenger rail operators and rolling stock owners; rail freight operators; and intercity railway infrastructure owners. ALSTOM's Transport Sector, with 4.4  billion euros in sales in 2001, is among the world's leading suppliers to the railway industry.

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