Eskişehir will make Alstom modernization of Balıkesir line

The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), Alştom'l a contract to supply signaling and telecommunication systems on the lines connecting Balıkesir and Eskişehir. This 328-km rail link also serves Kütahya.

The contract, which has an approximate amount of EUR 89 million, has been used by Alstom for the entire European Railway Traffic Management System and the European Train Control System (ERTMS / ETCS) 1. and 2. The design, manufacture and supply of the atı ATLAS tasarım signaling system, the kontrol Smartlock man electronic agreement and the integrated control center Iconis equipment. Within the scope of the project, Alstom will provide leveling and uninterrupted power supply systems as well as level crossing systems and technical equipment structures. ERTMS / ETCS on-board equipment and the Automatic Train Stop (ATS) busbar systems will also be installed in the 27 TCDD locomotive.

36 will end in the month

Atlas equipment Alstom's project in France's Villeurbanne facilities, modernization and hardware work is expected to last for 36 months. Newly equipped system will be commissioned in November 2014. This new signaling system will enable TCDD to manage rail services between Eskişehir and Balıkesir effectively and uninterruptedly. The system will increase the capacity of the line by increasing the average speed of TCDD trains to 160 km / h and improving its safety.

Alstom employees in Turkey, with the support of Alstom signaling expertise centers of the TCDD investment program for the modernization of the conventional rail lines will continue to contribute towards the realization. Alstom's establishment of ”ATLAS“ ERTMS / ETCS solution to Eskişehir - Balıkesir line; It is another step towards the homogeneity of the Eurasian railway market, which will facilitate the border crossings, increase the operating capacity of the lines, maximize traffic safety and reduce transportation time.

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About Levent Ozen
Every year, high-speed rail sector, the European leader in the growing Turkey. Investments in railways, which take this speed from high-speed trains, continue to increase. In addition, with the investments made for transportation in the city, the stars of many of our companies making domestic production shine. It is proud that Turkish high-speed tren national train ”production has been started in addition to the companies producing domestic tram, light rail and subway vehicles. We are very happy to be in this proud table.

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