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Alstom to supply automatic train control system to Santiago
de Chile metros line 5 extension

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The Chilean operator Metro de Santiago has awarded Alstom
Transport a contract to supply automatic train control system
for Santiago metro’s line 5 extension. This contract,
worth 9.5 million euros, includes engineering, equipment,
installation, tests and commissioning. The 14 kilometres long
line extension will enter in commercial service on December

Alstom will equip the metros with Sacem , an automate
technology that controls the trains’ movements,
guaranteeing passengers’ safety and optimizing traffic
flow. This new system will permit Metro de Santiago reduce
intervals between trains up to a minimum of 100 seconds per
unit, allowing a considerable increase in passenger/hour

Alstom already successfully installed Sacem on lines 1,2 and 5
of Santiago metro and in other important networks such as
Paris, Mexico, Hong-Kong and Istanbul.

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 sector. Alstom Transport manages entire
transport systems, taking in rolling stock, signalling and
infrastructure, and offers “turnkey” solutions.
Alstom Transport recorded sales of 5.5 billion euros in the
fiscal year 2007-2008 and an increase in orders of 39% compared
to the previous year. Alstom Transport is present in over 60
countries and employs some 26,000 people. The company recruited
4,000 people worldwide in 2007, including 1.500 engineers and

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