Alstom Awarded Contract to Provide ETCS Level 2 Onboard System in Israel

Alstom has been awarded a contract to equip Israel Railways’ (ISR) rolling stock fleet with ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 2 onboard equipment. The contract, worth €45 million, is for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the system. Alstom will supply its Atlas solution.

Alstom Awarded Contract to Provide ETCS Level 2 Onboard System in Israel
December 10, 2018 11:09 pm | Last Update: December 27, 2018 8:11 am

The design of the project is expected to begin in January 2019. Project management will be conducted by Alstom, with installation taking about two years. The ETCS Level 2 signalling equipment will be installed on ISR’s entire existing rolling stock fleet, composed of 192 vehicles, with an option for another 34 vehicles.

“We are delighted that ISR has placed its confidence in Alstom. Passengers can be sure that they will be travelling safely with a state-of-the-art technical solution. Alstom has long contributed and wishes to continue contributing to the development of the railway industry in Israel. We are confident that our Atlas system will benefit ISR’s services and increase the satisfaction of its customers,” said Didier Pfleger, Alstom Senior Vice-President for the Middle East and Africa.

Atlas is a complete system for optimal efficiency and complete safety, delivering several benefits: improved line capacity (high-density, higher speed) and service reliability; “go-anywhere”, with flexible and upgradeable design; and compatibility with energy-saving driving profiles. ETCS Level 2 optimises line capacity in complete safety by anticipating and adapting the speed of the trains through continuous train control and supervision via a radio-based signalling system.

Alstom offers a proven package of 100% interoperable equipment, backed up by over ten years of commercial operation in ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) Level 2. With projects in 29 countries, the company boast expertise in track/train and train/track interoperability, as well as being a leader in ETCS onboard systems.

Alstom has been an active and reliable partner in Israel for more than 25 years in significant railway projects. Throughout this time, Alstom has a solid and continuous presence in Israel, engaging with local companies and employing hundreds of workers.

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