Alcatel: 53 mln Euro contract high-speed line Spain
Paris, France – Alcatel today announced that it has been awarded a Euro 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 signaling systems, train protection, telecommunications network and associated elements for the 87-km long Madrid – Segovia high-speed line.
Alcatel will supply its interoperable 6481 AlTrac/ETCS Level 2 and 6413
AlTrac/ETCS Level1 solutions, which transmits train movement authorities
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.
Additionally, Alcatel will be responsible for the design, build and
installation of the state-of-the-art multi-services fixed communication
network to carry and distribute voice, data, and video services to and from
all sites, thus establishing reliable communication links.
"We are extremely proud for the renewed confidence the Spanish railways
Administration is placing in Alcatel’s experience since the first
deployment of a high speed line in 1992. This new award confirms Alcatel’s
leadership in integrated and interoperable signaling and communications
solutions and leverages Alcatel’s solid experience of 55 years in serving
the Spanish rail industry", stated Alfredo Redondo, President of Alcatel’s
activities in Spain.
This contract reinforces Alcatel worldwide leadership in ETCS and adds to a
list of several achieved and ongoing projects in Spain. Alcatel is involved
in the Madrid-Seville, Madrid – Saragossa – Lleida, Lleida – Barcelona,
Segovia-Valladolid, Córdoba-Málaga and the Atlantic Axis high speed lines.
ETCS: European Train Control System