Alstom wins track installation contract for Toulouse tram systems Garonne line
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The Greater Toulouse Public Transport Authority has selected the consortium composed of Alstom Transport, Egenie and Guintoli to construct sectors 1 and 2 of the Toulouse tram systems Garonne line. Guintoli is responsible for the civil engineering, while Alstom and Egenie, a local company, will handle track installation. Alstoms share of the 16 million contract is nearly 5 million. The 2.5-km track section will link the Arènes and Fer à Cheval stations.
To carry out this service, Alstom Transport will use its proprietary AppitrackTM solution. Appitrack is an innovative machine that lays track automatically and four times faster than traditional procedures. The reduced project time guarantees better value for money and reduces disturbances for area residents. Appitrack will shorten the length of this project to only six months from the 12 months originally budgeted for the Toulouse systems Garonne line.
The civil engineering work will be launched in early December 2011. Alstom Transport and Egenie will begin laying the track in summer 2012, and delivery of sectors 1 and 2 of the Garonne line is scheduled for late 2013.
This contract follows on from another signed in November 2011 with the Community of Greater Besançon that also covered tram-track installation. This new contract confirms Alstoms growing presence in the area of rail infrastructure (tracks, catenaries and energy substations) in both France and at international level.
About Alstom Transport
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and offers the most comprehensive range in the rail sector, including rolling stock, signalling, infrastructure and turnkey services and solutions. With a presence in over 60 countries and 25,500 employees, Alstom Transport posted sales of 5.6 billion in 2010-2011. With 8,500 people working at nine sites throughout France, Alstom Transport is the leading manufacturing company in the French rail sector and helps boost local economies. One job at Alstom creates about three jobs for its suppliers. Alstom Transport employees share their expertise with customers in both France and abroad.
About Alstom Transports infrastructure operations
Alstom will rely on its infrastructure expertise to execute this contract, which covers electrification, installation of rail track, electromechanical systems for new rail, tram and metro lines and modernization of existing lines. Alstom has already electrified over 10,000 km of lines and installed more than 2,000 km of track. The company has been awarded major contracts for Singapores automatic metro, the Shi-Tai high-speed line in China and the Paris-London connection. Alstom also supplied a tram network for Bordeaux, the first city in the world to choose the ground-level power supply system (for a catenary-free tram), a technology that was later adopted by the cities of Reims, Angers, Orléans, Tours and Dubai.
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