Alstom will provide the fully automated system for line 10
of Shanghai metro
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The consortium made up of Alstom and its partner, CASCO
Signal Ltd., is to supply to the operator Shanghai Shentong
Holdings Group the fully automated system for line 10 of
Shanghai metro being constructed ahead of the 2010 Universal
Exhibition. The contract, worth a total of 43 million
including 32 million for Alstom, takes in the design,
manufacture, installation and putting into service of the
Alstom Urbalis fully automated train control system.
Line 10 will be 36 kilometres long and will link the
district of New Jiangwan Town, in the north of the city, with
Hongqiao airport, to the south east of Shanghai. It will serve
31 stations. This will be the first fully automatic,
high-capacity metro line to be opened in China.
Alstom and its partner, CASCO, will equip the line with
Urbalis, a mass transit control system that integrates a CBTC
based on the state-of-the-art communications and radio network.
This innovative and reliable solution increases mass transit
lines capacity by allowing short headways between trains, while
guaranteeing maximum safety for passengers. Delivery of the
system is planned for December 2010. Besides this contract,
Alstom Transport and its Chinese partner Puzhen have been
awarded last August a contract for the delivery, by end of
2010, of 246 metro cars for Line 10.
In fulfilling these contracts, Alstom Transport will draw on
its expertise in the domain of urban transport and, in
particular, metro systems. Since 1998, Alstom has been
constructing and equipping the Singapore metro, the largest
automatic metro in the world. In 2003, the company was awarded
the contract for the automatic metro in Lausanne. In China,
Alstom is to supply the train control system for line 2 of the
Beijing metro, which will serve the installations for the 2008
Olympic Games. Jointly with Puzhen and SATCO, Alstom has also
received orders for over 1,000 Metropolis cars, including six
lines of the Shanghai metro network, as well as the Nanjing
metro network. One in four metros currently operating across
the world is an Alstom metro.
About Alstom Transport
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport
develops and markets the most complete range of systems,
equipment and services in the railway market. Alstom
Transports strength lies in its ability to manage entire
transport systems, taking in the rolling stock, signalling and
infrastructure, and to offer turnkey solutions.
Alstom Transports sales over the 2006/07 financial year
took it to 1st place in the world transport market.
About CASCSignal Ltd
CASCO Signal Ltd is a joint venture set up by Alstom
Transport and CRSC Group. Its offices are located in China, in
Beijing and Shanghai. CASCO has been supplying signalling
systems and high technology services to the railway industry
for over 20 years. It has handled a range of projects for the
Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR), within mass transit
transport systems in several Chinese cities.
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