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ALSTOM to supply systems and infrastructure for Italian railways

12/11/2003

ALSTOM will design, manufacture, install and test the systems for signaling, train control, telecommunications, traction-power supply and transmission, and lighting. ALSTOM’s share of the contract is €39 million.

Included in the scope of the control and communications systems for which ALSTOM is responsible are the following:
• supply of SMARTLOCK interlocking equipment for three stations
• renovation of five relay-based interlocking systems
• design, supply and installation of an automatic train-protection system
• installation of a telecommunications system in two stations

The other members of the consortium are the Italian companies Sirti, Ceprini, Icefs and CLF, which will carry out other engineering and construction work, such as civil works and trackwork.

“We want to thank RFI for this clear vote of confidence in ALSTOM’s expertise in rail systems,” said Philippe Mellier, president of ALSTOM Transport.

ALSTOM announced a new financing package on September 22, and in October customers have awarded or confirmed orders of more than €700 million with ALSTOM Transport.

With more than 35 product lines and a presence in more than 60 countries, ALSTOM's Transport sector offers complete products and services for new rolling stock, signaling and electrical and mecanical infrastructure as well as maintenance and rehabilitation 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 sales of €5.1 billion in financial year 2002-2003, is among the world's leading suppliers to the railway industry.

Press information:
Helen Connolly
Tel. +33 (0)1 41 66 91 43
helen.connolly@transport.alstom.com