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Alstom creates a new centre in Madrid to coordinate tramway signalling projects worldwide

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As part of ongoing actions to streamline its signalling solutions, Alstom Transport has created a signalling solution & development centre in Madrid which will coordinate projects and develop solutions exclusively for Alstoms global tramway business worldwide.   

Alstoms signalling business in Spain currently accounts for over 200 employees in charge of national and international projects for all types of rolling stock. The new centre, which will focus exclusively on tramway projects, will reinforce the competitiveness of Alstoms signalling offer for trams by providing support for the companys regional signalling activities in the pre-tendering stage, identifying key partners and suppliers, defining technical solutions, and acting as a design authority in projects and tenders.

Our international focus, and our excellent track record for implementing important signalling projects at national and international level, will guarantee our strong support for all future tramway projects worldwide, says Ignacio Rodriguez, Transport Information Solutions Managing Director for Spain and Portugal. 

Projects successfully developed to date by Alstoms signalling business in Spain include the supply of Spains largest interlocking system at Chamartin station in Madrid, the development of dual-gauge ERTMS signalling in collaboration with ADIF , and the implementation of Spains first ERTMS Level 2 system without Level 1 support. Alstoms Spanish signalling teams have participated in numerous international tramway projects, including the development of the ERTMS solution for a 328 km corridor between the cities of Esxkisehir and Balikesir in Turkey. 

[1] Administrador de infraestructuras ferroviarias, Spanish state-owned company responsible for managing most of Spain's railway infrastructure, including track, signalling and stations

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Irma Aguado  (Alstom Spain), Tel. + 34  91 334 5800,

Linda Huguet (Alstom Transport), Tel. + 33 1 57 061042,