Alstom will perform works amounting to approximately €40M for the Ilteu-Gurasada rail subsection, within the contract for railway modernisation, recently signed by CFR SA and Asocierea RailWorks consortium of which Alstom is a part. The completion deadline is December 2020.
The rail subsection (2c) Cap Y Ilteu – Gurasada is located on the northern branch of the Rhine-Danube Corridor, linking Nuremberg-Prague-Vienna-Budapest-Curtici-Simeria-Brasov-Bucharest-Constanta.
The contract covers the modernization of 22.34 km of railway infrastructure for passenger trains operation at a maximum speed of 160 km/h, the civil works, the electrification and power supply works, as well as the signalling implementation works. Alstom being responsible for the last two tasks within the consortium. For the signalling, Alstom will supply its ATLAS 200 ERTMS Level 2 train control solution and the interlockings and will implement the GSM-R telecommunications system.
“This contract strengthens Alstom's leading position on the Romanian market, both for railway signaling and electrification. I am very happy to see that the modernisation of Romanian railway lines progresses and Alstom continues to be actively involved in it. Alstom teams are going to implement ERTMS Level 2 signalling systems, including GSM-R and electronic interlocking, as well as electrification – feed lines and traction substation on this rail subsection,” said Gabriel Stanciu, Alstom General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova.
“The project comes at the right time, when another similar project, carried out for the Micasasa-Coslariu rail section, is coming to an end. This new contract will ensure continuity of activities in the area and the highly effective implementation of the new project, which can start immediately”, added Gabriel Stanciu.
Alstom has been present in Romania for over 20 years, and holds leadership positions in both the signaling and electrification markets in Romania. Moreover, the company currently has five national ongoing railway rehabilitation and modernisation projects and a 15-year maintenance contract for the metro of Bucharest.
 Asocierea RailWorks consortium consists of two companies providing civil and rail works, Aktor –consortium leader and Arcada, and Alstom.