B- 6001 Charleroi
One of the main suppliers of rail infrastructure in Belgium
Alstom in Belgium is one of the major suppliers of rail infrastructure. The company focuses on supplying rail vehicles such as metros, tramways, regional trains but also digital signalling systems for safe and performant railway networks and services such as spare parts, repair, modernization. These activities are led by 2 sites: 2 centers of excellence based in Charleroi and Brussels (sales & project management office).
Alstom in Charleroi
Alstom has been part of the Belgian railway history for about 130 years, through its origins in the engineering company ACEC. Today the company is active through two centres of excellence for digital signalling solutions and for traction systems and auxiliary converters.
Significant efforts in R&D support the development of these activities contributing actively to promoting a safe and performant railway network as well as sustainable mobility solutions. Several partnerships are developed with Belgian universities, competitiveness clusters and startups. With more than 1000 employees, among which 450 engineers, the site makes a significant contribution to worldwide rail transportation development.
2worldwide centres of excellence
100projects on the 5 continents
Reference projects in Belgium
Design and implementation of signalling solutions for Alstom and non-Alstom rolling stock with major successes in Europe with Alstom ETCS-based solution ATLAS™. 18.000 km of tracks contracted. More than 6000 trainsets of 130 different types. Projects in 30 countries.
Onboard system of major rolling stock of SNCB (about 500 trains) in commercial service, 449 trains for OBB (Austria), 500 trains for SBB (Switzerland), 300 trains of Siemens, Bombardier, Vossloh…
Large expertise in the implementation of ETCS on large fleet in an optimized timing.
Trackside solutions (national system TBL1+) for 4,000 signals on the Belgian network for Infrabel.
Interlocking solutions in the metros of Brussels and Charleroi in Belgium, Beijing and London
Traction systems for China
Successful traction systems for the Chinese metro market: Beijing, Buenos Aires 1, Hong Kong SIL, Qingdao, Shangai, Nankin.
Traction systems and auxiliary converters for Coradia regional trains, Prima locomotives for China, Morocco and France, for high speed trains NTV (Italy), the 500 M6 trains for SNCB (Belgium)
Major Belgian renovation project of the signalling system on the Belgian network - 1,400 shelters to be implemented including the Smartlock solution.
ETCS Level 2 for Denmark
Implementation of the ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 solution on about 12 lines from Banedanmark and
789 trains for Danish operators. The centre of excellence in Charleroi is in charge of the development of the trackside and on-board equipment and of the on-board equipment
ETETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 onboard solution + National ATP (ATC2) for about 400 trains of 55 classes for Bane NOR and 14 independent contracts with Railway Vehicle OwnersCS onboard
Traction system including auxiliary converter and low voltage cabinets for various metros: Beijing L15, Hong-Kong, Buenos-Aires, Montreal, Valencia, Melbourne… Traction systems for 90 M7 trains for SNCB and 79 ICNG trains for NS.
Development of a new traction system including auxiliary converter for the new automotrice Bmx for the SNCB M7 double deck regional trains. The Bmx is a motorized automotive with passengers onboard.
Maintenance of the ETCS signalling systems for SNCB fleet