Ansaldo Secures Rail Line Upgrade Deal in Italy

Ansaldo Secures Rail Line Upgrade Deal in Italy
February 21, 2011 12:41 pm

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. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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