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Alstom to launch signalling engineering centre in Russia

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Alstom Transport unveiled its signalling engineering project to be implemented in Russia over the coming years during "1520 International Railway Exhibition and conference" organised from 2 to 5 September 2015 in the city of Scherbinka (Moscow Region).

Alstom, Transmashholding, Research and the Design Institute for Information Technology, the Automation and Communication in Railway Transport (NIIAS), and Skolkovo Foundation signed an agreement to create by the end of the year an engineering centre and jointly develop railway signalling solutions on the basis of Alstom and NIIAS technologies. The centre will be located in the Skolkovo technological cluster near Moscow and focus on the development of modern railway traffic management technologies to increase traffic safety using satellite navigation and digital communications.

The new signalling engineering centre will design and test the state-of-the-art signalling solutions for installation on conventional, high speed and very high speed lines.

"This new engineering centre in Skolkovo will allow developing and commercializing cutting-edge Russian signalling equipment for all types of lines. Once again, we confirm our commitment to bring the best of our knowledge to the 1520mm area. The exhibition in Scherbinka, gathering professionals from all over the region, is a good opportunity to repeat that we are firmly set on the local market and look forward to further expand our cooperation with local players, not only for trains, but also for signalling and infrastructure solutions", said Martin Vaujour, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Transport Russia & CIS.

Alstom is already considered as a local player on the Russian railway market. The company is partnering with Transmashholding (TMH), the biggest Russian railway rolling stock manufacturer. Partners owe on a 50/50 basis 3 joint ventures: TRTrans JV in Novocherkassk, engineering centre developing new rolling stock for the CIS market, RailComp JV (Novocherkassk) for production of primary rolling stock components, TramRus JV in St.Petersburg to manufacture modern low-floor tramways.

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