Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) has been given the order to supply the signalling and control systems for the first two metro lines in Shenzhen, Southern China.
According to a statement, this order enables TS to further expand its position in the field of mass transit automation in the growth market of China. The contract is valued at around 29 million euros.
The Shenzhen Metro Corporation is planning to put a total of ten new metro lines into operation. The contract awarded to Siemens relates to the first phase of construction of Lines 1 and 4, which are presently under construction.
Combined, these two track sections cover a distance of 20 kilometres, run mostly underground and connect a total of 18 metro stations. Commissioning is scheduled for the beginning of 2005.
When completed, both lines will cover a total aggregate distance of about 65 kilometres.
The Siemens solution for Shenzhen is reportedly based on the latest, internationally proven systems. The signalling equipment will feature Sicas electronic interlocking and the LZB 700 M continuous automatic train control system.