Alstom to keep cities connected

Alstom has won orders worth 289 million euros to supply, construct and manage elements of two new rail link projects in Greece and Korea.

A consortium that includes Alstom has won a new order to supply and construct the electrical and mechanical elements of a new suburban railway line between Athens city centre and the new airport at Spata.

The consortium includes Greek companies J&P – Avax SA, Eteth and Gnomon SA who are responsible for the civil works. The contract, awarded by Ergose, a subsidiary of the National Greek Railways, has an overall value of 326 million euros, of which Alstom’s share will be 134 million euros.

Alstom will be responsible for the turnkey project management and the design engineering, and will supply the substations, the signalling, catenary and the track.

An important part of this contract is the supply of a European Rail Traffic Management System – ERTMS, which incorporates Alstom’s ATLASTM system for signalling, train control and traffic management.

Alstom will provide the on-board equipment, the interlocking, the trackside products, the control centre and SCADA.

The 30-kilometre link will comprise an existing 10-kilometre section between the city centre and city limits, which will be renovated, and a new line linking the city limits and the airport.

Passenger service will commence on this line in time for the Olympic Games in the summer of 2004.

In Korea, Alstom, as a member of the IKFC consortium, has signed a contract with the Incheon International Airport Railroad Co. Ltd, for the project management and supply of equipment for a new airport railway link between Incheon and Seoul.

The total order is worth 400 million euros, of which Alstom’s share is 155 million euros.

The new 60 kilometre line will link Incheon international airport with the centre of Seoul. Both direct and commuter transit services between the airport and the city centre are planned. This will include a connection to the Seoul-Pusan national high-speed rail line. Commercial service is scheduled to begin in the end of 2005.

Alstom and its Korean based company, Eukorail, created initially for the Seoul-Pusan high speed train project, will be responsible for the Incheon project management, system engineering and integration, as well as the supply of the signalling equipment.

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