Alcatel-Lucent and Thales Signs a Contract for Shanghai Railway

23 September 2008 Tuesday, 15:51

Alcatel-Lucent and Thales have announced that they have signed two further contracts with the Shanghai Shentong Group to provide management and services for the northern section of the Shanghai Railway in a deal valued at €50m.

Shanghai Shentong Group awarded the contracts to a consortium involving Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Thales Rail Signalling Solutions and Shanghai Automation Instrumentation Co.

Alcatel Shanghai Bell will provide a turnkey integrated communications system, with services experts responsible for project management and network integration services. The company will also be responsible for maintaining the multi-vendor solution.

Thales will provide its world-leading SelTrac Communications-based Train Control (CBTC) system for the automatic operation of Shanghai’s new metro Line 11, which is currently the longest train line in the city.

Vice-president and managing director of Thales Rail Signalling activity, Jean-Pierre Forestier said that lines six, eight and nine, which stretch across 90km, have been successfully put into operation within two years.

The northern section of Line 11 will be built in three stages. The first stage to be completed in 2009 is 44.9km long and will serve 21 stations with 58 trains from Jiading North station to Jiangsu Road station, including a branch line to Anting station.

The second phase will be ready for passenger service in 2012 and will span across 14.6km serving eight stations from Shanghai Jiao Tong University to Sanlin station.
The third phase will see the expansion of the line to five additional stations, which are as yet to be decided.

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