Alstom Consortium will Build LR Network in Astana

07 July 2011 Thursday, 07:04

Astana LRT in Kazakhstan has awarded a contract to a consortium led by Alstom to build a 41.8km light rail network in the Kazakh capital.

The light rail project will include more than 10km of overhead tracks on viaducts that will link Astana’s international airport to the central train station via the new Abu Dhabi square, and will serve districts to the west and east of the station.

Under the contract, Alstom will lay the tracks, build a depot to maintain and store the trams, install the power supply systems, and deliver the signalling and passenger information equipment.

Alstom will also equip the light rail line’s 27 stations with utilities and ticket sales services, and supply rolling stocks.

Alstom’s partner Almaty Invest Stroï Project, a Kazakh public works company, will build the civil engineering structures, including roads, buildings, stations, bridges and viaducts.

The project will be carried out in three phases with construction starting this year and expected to be completed in 2014.

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