Alcatel on track with 65 million Euro contract

Alcatel has today been awarded 65 million Euros by BLS AlpTransit to engineer and install railway security and signalling systems across Switzerland.

Alcatel announced today that it has been awarded a 65 million Euros contract with BLS AlpTransit AG to engineer, install and deliver railway security and signalling systems.

The train control systems will be installed in the 34.6km Lötschberg base tunnel, as well as at the Frutigen and Visp railway stations in Switzerland.

The Lötschberg tunnel is the core of the Lötschberg base line between Frutigen and St. German, which forms an important part of the Swiss rail corridor through the Alps.

Today’s announcement marks the largest signalling contract won by Alcatel in Switzerland, and is almost entirely based on Alcatel products, solutions, and services.

Products include a radio block centre (RBC), five Alcatel LockTrac electronic interlocking systems (Elektra2 type), local control centres, and Alcatel FieldTrac microprocessor-based multiple section axle counters.

Alcatel expects the project to be completed in 2007.