Siemens will Provide Signalling System for Athens Metro
Siemens has won a €41m contract to provide signalling systems for the 16km extension of lines 2 and 3 on the Athens subway system in Greece.
Siemens will supply electronic interlockings, outdoor equipment and the trackside components for the automatic train control (ATC) system to the lines operated by Attiko Metro.
The contract also includes the delivery, installation and commission of Sicas electronic interlockings, LZB 705M ATC systems and a Vicos 111 operations control system, as well as a complete facility for future staff training.
LZB 705M ATC is a high-performance automatic train protection (ATP) and automatic train operation (ATO) system, which optimises punctuality and train headways.
The first phase of construction is expected to start in autumn 2013, where 17 trains will be equipped with Siemens onboard units.Two separate extension stages will be included in the new deal, following winning the contract in 2002.
The first part includes installing of signalling systems on the lines 2 and 3, after being extended by a total of 8.5km and seven stations.
Phase two will involve the installation of the systems on a 7.5km extension of line 3 up to the port of Piraeus, which will serve six new stations.
The company said that the extensions will provide urban developments with a metro link to the city centre and are expected to improve the traffic situation in the Greek capital.
Upon completion of the first stage of the project, Attiko Metro expects to carry about 160,000 passengers daily and cut down CO2
emissions by 130t.