Alstom wins metro contracts in Sydney and Taipei

French engineer Alstom has won contracts in Australia and Taiwan.

In Taipei, the company will work with local engineer CTCI on the first phase of Metro Line 7. This will involve laying 9.5km of track with nine stations and will connect Taipei City with New Taipei City’s Zhonghe district and the Tuchen district in 15 minutes.

As consortium leader, Alstom will supply 19 Metropolis trains with a total of 76 metro cars, an Urbalis communication-based train control signalling system, a supervisory control and data acquisition system and platform screen doors.

CTCI will provide the track work, power supply, depot equipment, telecoms and ticketing systems, and the two firms will work together on project management and system integration.

Alston has a €220m share of €378m contract from the Taipei government.

In Australia, Alstom has been awarded a 15-year maintenance contract by Metro Trains for the maintenance of the 36km-long Sydney Metro Northwest railway.

The job involves maintenance of Alstom’s 22 six-car Metropolis train sets, Australia’s first fully automated passenger rail vehicles, Urbalis communication-based train control signalling system, point machines, operation and maintenance.

Work on the project is expected to start immediately, with the project becoming fully operational in the first half of 2019.

Images courtesy of Alstom

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