Alcatel has announced that it has been awarded a €53 million contract by the Spanish Ministry of Transport through ADIF, the Railways Infrastructure Administration office. The contract involves project design, execution and maintenance of the signalling systems, train protection, telecommunications network and associated elements for the 87km long
Alcatel will supply its interoperable 6481 AlTrac/ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 2 and 6413 AlTrac/ETCS Level 1 solutions, which transmit train movement and other specific information via GSM-R radio. Alcatel will also provide the electrical power supply system and the technical buildings, equipped with access control, fire detection and CCTV systems.
Alcatel will also be responsible for the design, build and installation of the multi-services fixed communication network to carry and distribute voice, data, and video services to and from all sites.
Alcatel has provided ETCS services for a number of projects including the Madrid to Seville,