Pakistan will Upgrade Rail Signalling System

Pakistan will Upgrade Rail Signalling System
October 30, 2009 12:34 pm

The Islamic Development Bank has sanctioned a $140m loan to Pakistan to revamp the signalling system on its national railways.
Minister for Railways Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that with the installation of a modern signalling system, Pakistan Railways will enter into a new era.
“Most of the existing signalling equipment consists of old mechanical gear. The relay interlocking system installed in the 1960s at 40 stations has also outlived its normal life,” said Bilour.
The loan will be used to install an Automatic Train Protection system in 160 locomotives and finance the procurement, installation and commissioning of equipment, as well as training, project supervision, consultant and corresponding project contingency.
Work is expected to finish by 2012. 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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