A consortium comprised Alstom, Siemens Rail Automation and CAF Signalling to install the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) on the La Coruña-Santiago and Santiago-Vigo links in Spain’s Atlantic Corridor this month.
The consortium will carry out the Level 1 train safety and protection system work as part of a €63.2m contract awarded by Spanish railway infrastructure manager ADIF .
Apart from installing the safety and traffic control system, the consortium will maintain it for twenty years also. The objective is for signalling and communications between the track and on-board train equipment to be compatible across Europe, as well as allow railway traffic interoperability among the various EU states.
Alstom will install its Atlas 100 solution, for ERTMS Level 1 between Redondela and Villagarcía de Arousa on the Vigo-Santiago high-speed section of the Atlantic Corridor. The rail already has Alstom Smartlock interlocking and will also be equipped with an ERTMS control centre with Atlas technology.
The deal will see Siemens equip its Trainguard Futur 1300 for Level 1 ERTMS on the Vilagarcía de Arousa-Santiago-Cerceda link, where the interlockings use Siemens Trackguard Westrace technology; and on the Cerceda-La Coruña link.
The company will also install two new ERTMS control centres with Trainguard Futur technology to control the Atlantic Corridor train protection systems. CAF Signalling will be responsible for installing its Level 1 ERTMS AURIGA system on the Vigo-Urzaiz-Redondela high-speed link, which currently uses electronic interlocking with QUASAR S3e CAF Signalling technology.
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