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Alstom completes the interlocking project in Turkey on the Eskisehir-Kutahya-Balikesir railway line

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22 February 2021 - Alstom has completed and put into service the interlocking system covering 328-km of mainline railway on the Eskisehir-Kutahya-Balikesir line for the Turkish State Railways Administration (TCDD).

Delivered in eight sections, the interlocking system for the first five sections, over 182-km and including the Telecommunications and Traffic Control Center (CTC), was completed and commissioned on December 5th, 2020. The remaining three sections, totalling 146-km, started service on February 5th, 2021.

"We are proud to see the fruition of our work on the Eskisehir-Kutahya-Balikesir railway line. We highly value our partnership with the Turkish State Railways Administration and fully support their efforts to elevate the high safety technologies with the introduction of our Automatic Train Supervision solution and implementation of EU standards to this signaling system through our European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS). We are a committed long-term partner to Turkey, addressing its mobility needs and supporting the upcoming transport projects", said Mama Sougoufara, Alstom Middle East and Turkey Managing Director.

Alstom has been present in Turkey for more than 60 years, delivering rail vehicles, turnkey transit systems for metros and trams, and established as a leading provider of signaling and train control technology. The Istanbul office hosts the regional center for Alstom’s Digital & Integrated Systems expertise as well as the Systems & Infrastructure project teams, providing project management, engineering, training and maintenance services.