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21 February 2011
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Ansaldo Secures Rail Line Upgrade Deal in Italy

A temporary consortium, Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Imprese (RTI), led by Ansaldo, has won a €486m ($661m) contract for the technological upgrade of the Turin-Padua rail line in Italy.

The contract includes the supply of two centralised traffic control and multi-station systems, which regulate traffic management and integrated diagnostics on the equipment of the route. Ansaldo’s share of the deal will be about €200m ($272m).

Other companies in the consortium include Bombardier Transportation Italy, Coopsette Soc. Coop., Sielte, Eredi Giuseppe Mercuri, Site, E.S.I.M., and Salcef, while SWS Engineering and RPA will offer design services.

Much of the line, station and signalling equipment will be upgraded through the installation of four automatic centre-control and multi-station systems.

The upgrade includes the Turin junction and the Chivasso-Novara line, the Milan junction and the Novara-Rho line, the Pioltello-Brescia line and the Brescia-Padua line.

The project also involves the construction of technological buildings, telephony equipment, the data transmission network and some work on rail tracks and traction control systems.

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