January 22, 2015

Alstom chosen for Kochi metro systems contracts

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DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has awarded Alstom two contracts worth more than $US 75m to supply signalling, telecommunications, and electrification equipment for the first phase of the metro network in Kochi, India.

Alstom will design, supply, install, test, and commission CBTC based on its Urbalis 400 technology and telecoms including radio, CCTV, passenger information displays, a passenger announcement system, and a secure gigabit transmission network. The contract also includes 750V dc third rail electrification and auxiliary substations together with associated Scada systems.

Last year DMRC awarded Alstom a contract to supply 25 three-car Metropolis trains for the 25.6km north-south line from Aluva to Pettnaline, which is scheduled to open in March 2016.

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