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Alcatel obtains signaling contracts in Turkey, Spain


Alcatel Transport Solutions recently obtained contracts to supply signaling systems for the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) and Spanish National Railway (RENFE).

TCDD awarded a $98 million contract to Alcatel to provide signaling and telecommunication systems for the first phase of its Ankara-to-Istanbul rehabilitation project. The systems will provide traffic control and increase safety along the 155-mile double-tracked line, according to Alcatel.

The contract was awarded by a consortium comprising Spain’s Obrascon-Huarte-Lain and Guinovart, and Turkey’s Alarko, who are rehabilitating the line. Alcatel will design, supply, install and test 24 LockTrack electronic interlocking systems, and provide two NetTrac centralized traffic control systems, numerous signals, track circuits and electro-hydraulic points machines, and its AlTrac ETCS Level 1 automatic train control system.

Alcatel also will design, integrate, install and test an integrated railway communications system, including optical fiber and copper cable networks, a digital transmission system, and an integrated telephony solution for operational, emergency and maintenance purposes based on Alcatel’s OmniPCX Enterprise equipment, and a power Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system.

Meanwhile, RENFE awarded Alcatel a $14.5 million contract to provide signaling and control systems for its Sevilla-to-Huelva line. Alcatel will design, deliver, install and test eight electronic interlockings, single-track automatic block and centralized traffic control systems, electronic axle counters, point machines and track circuits. The supplier also will install its LockTrac and NetTrac systems.

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