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Alstom ETCS, source: Alstom

Alstom to equip Israel Railways fleet with ETCS

French technology company Alstom has won a contract for the installation of ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 2 onboard equipment on rolling stock of national railway operator Israel Railways (ISR). The 45 million Euros deal includes designing, supplying, installation, testing and commissioning of the system.

The project covers the entire rolling stock of Israel Railways (ISR), composing of 192 vehicles that will be equipped with ETCS Level 2. The agreement has an option for the equipment of another 34 vehicles. The design of the system is likely to start in January 2019, while the installation works will last about two years. The project will be managed by Alstom.

“We are delighted that ISR has placed its confidence in Alstom. Passengers can be sure that they will be travelling safely with a state-of-the-art technical solution. Alstom has long contributed and wishes to continue contributing to the development of the railway industry in Israel”, Alstom Senior Vice-President for the Middle East and Africa Didier Pfleger said.

Atlas system

Alstom will also deliver to ISR its Atlas solution that provides optimal efficiency and complete safety, improved line capacity (high-density, higher speed) and service reliability, flexible and upgradeable design and compatibility with energy-saving driving profiles. “We are confident that our Atlas system will benefit ISR’s services and increase the satisfaction of its customers,” Didier Pfleger noted. The Atlas solution has already been installed in many European countries (see map below).

Atlas solution map, source: Alstom

Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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