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Alstom to supply signal system for Spain's new high-speed line

Alstom Transport recently obtained a $24.2 million contract from Spain’s Ministry of Transport to equip a section of the Atlantic high-speed rail line with signaling technology.

Alstom will install conventional signaling and telecommunication systems on a 15.5-mile portion of the line between Vigo and Portela. The supplier also will provide electronic Smartlock points, signal lights, track circuits, telephone communications, power supply and technical premises.

The technology will enable trains to reach speeds up to 125 mph, as well as reduce the line’s journey times and increase capacity.

The new Atlantic high-speed mainline runs from Northeast Spain to the Portuguese border.

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