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Swiss Federal Railways taps Alstom Transport for ERTMS


Swiss Federal Railways in late January issued to Alstom Transport a letter of intent for a European rail traffic management System (ERTMS) for the Mattstetten - Rothrist rail line between Zurich and Bern.

The project’s total value is near $110 million, of which Alstom’s share is 65 percent; partner Stadler will receive the remainder to integrate and install the on-board systems.

Alstom would supply on-board equipment, the radio-block system and peripherals, and the on-board cab-radio system. The equipment comprises components from its ATLAS signaling and train-control system, which meets European Train Control System levels one and two.

"ERTMS is vitally important to Europe as a whole as it will provide, for the first time, interoperability of trains across the entire continent," said Bruce Alspach, senior vice president, Alstom Transport Information Solutions. "Our project will initiate the development of this seamless network."

Delivery is scheduled for November 2004.

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