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Alstom to upgrade signalling system in Greater Buenos Aires

French technology supplier Alstom in cooperation with Argentine construction company Pose will upgrade the signalling system on three sections of the General Roca Railway in Argentine. The contract worth 90 million Euros was awarded by Argentina’s Ministry of Transport and is part of the Metropolitan Railways recovery programme of Greater Buenos Aires.

Alstom is responsible for the technical aspects of the project. The French company will deliver several of its railway solutions: Smartlock proven electronic interlocking technology, the Iconis centralised traffic management system and the installation of the ATS (Automatic Train Stop) system. Also, Alstom will provide field testing of its production, service maintenance and the guarantees for the supplying systems.

“It is our first work on the General Roca Railway, one of the most important lines for passengers in Buenos Aires. This project will guarantee high safety for the thousands of users that use this line each day, optimising their trips with first-class technology”, managing director of Alstom Argentina Ernesto Garberoglio noted. The modernisation works will be carried out on three sections of the General Roca Railway in Greater Buenos Aires: the Avellaneda-La Plata, Temperley-Bosques-Berazategui and Bosques-Villa Elisa branches.

Consortium with Pose

Argentine partner Pose will concentrate on the constructional side of the project. It will install pedestrian crossings and automatic barriers for level crossings, the copper and fibre-optic cable network, provide electrical works, construct the control and operations centres as well as supply the equipment and the fire detection and protection system of the signalling room. Moreover, both participants of the consortium will carry out some field joint tests and provide the commissioning and the guarantee.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

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

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