ALSTOM: Infrastructure automatic metro line Milan
Saint Ouen Cedex, France – ALSTOM will participate in the construction of Milan’s metro line 5, the city’s first automatic driverless metro line. ALSTOM will supply infrastructure, notably the electric supply system, electrical substations, traction systems and the platform screen doors to ensure passengers’ safety.
ALSTOM Ferroviaria* is part of a consortium composed of Astaldi, Ansaldo Trasporti Sistemi Ferroviari, Ansaldobreda, Torno Internazionale and ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi), which has been awarded a 500 million euros order for the supply of the automatic metro system for Milan’s line 5.
ALSTOM’s share is worth about 46 million euros, representing 12% of the overall amount. Two ALSTOM plants in Italy, Guidonia (Rome) and Sesto San Giovanni, will be involved in the project, providing infrastructure and project management respectively.
“We are pleased to participate in the construction of Line 5 – said Emilio Gallocchio, Managing Director of Alstom Ferroviaria – and to offer our experience for the first automatic metro in Italy developed through project financing. ALSTOM is a world leader in the supply of complete urban transport solutions and has already taken part in the construction of major metro lines, notably in Singapore, Lausanne and Washington ”.
Line 5 will be directly connected with the city’s public transport network. The line will transport 26.000 passengers per day and cover more than 5,6 km. It will comprise 9 stations connecting Garibaldi with Bignami leading towards the city’s northern boundaries (Sesto San Giovanni direction). It may be extended in the future to the city of Monza.
* an ALSTOM subsidiary