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May 24, 2011

Alstom JV wins Chinese CBTC contracts

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ALSTOM and its Chinese joint venture Casco have been awarded two contracts worth a total of Euros 85m to supply its Urbalis Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) technology for metro lines in Shanghai and Kunming.

The first contract with Shanghai Shentong Metro covers signalling for Line 16 (formerly the Line 11 extension), which has been under construction since March 2010. The 59km express line from Longyang Road to the new coastal city of Lingang will have just 13 stations and trains will operate at speeds of up to 120km/h. The first section of Line 16 will open in 2013.

Kunming Line 1 will be 42km long with 31 stations, extending from Bus Terminal North in Panlong to Kunming Radio and TV University station. Trial running will begin on the southern section of the line in 2013.

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