The MTR South Island Line (SIL) in Hong Kong for which Alstom supplied the signalling system, track works, overhead line electrification, as well as traction and TCMS through three separate contracts, entered revenue service today. SIL is the first urban metro line run by Fully Automatic Operation (FAO) in Hong Kong.
SIL will connect the densely populated district of Ap Lei Chau. 7km long, it will extend MTR services from Admiralty Station to the Southern District of Hong Kong Island in 11 minutes via four new stations: Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tung and South Horizons.
Alstom supplied to SIL its proven CBTC signalling solution, Urbalis 400, which will enable FAO and enhance rail service with a high level of reliability and more flexibility in train deployment. It also supplied track works and overhead contact systems. In addition, Alstom also supplied OpTONIX traction systems and TCMS for 30 metro cars.
Alstom Hong Kong was in charge of the overall management for the three contracts. Alstom Saint-Ouen site in France, Bangalore site in India and joint venture in China, CASCO, provided support for delivering the signaling system. Alstom Charleroi site in Belgium and Alstom joint venture in China, Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd, supplied traction and TCMS systems.
[quote font_size=”16″ arrow=”yes”]“Alstom is proud to provide reliable, efficient and sustainable transport solutions for South Island Line in Hong Kong. Being the global leader in sustainable mobility and with its 40 years presence there, Alstom is committed to supporting Hong Kong in becoming smarter and greener,”[/quote] said Ling Fang, Managing Director of China & East Asia, Alstom.