Alstom formally signs deal for delivery of ERTMS for southern Italy
Alstom signed the framework agreement with Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) for the design, delivery and commissioning of an ERTMS system in Southern Italy on Wednesday. The package is valued at 900 million euros, and the first trance of the package will be ordered in de second half of next year.
Wednesday’s agreement caps the 2.7-billion euro RFI-tender completed for ERTMS in May. The entire project calls for the transformation of around 4,800 kilometres of Italian railways. Alstom will be responsible for the so-called South-Central lot and covers 1,400 kilometres of track.
More specifically, Alstom will deliver and commission ERTMS Baseline 3 Level 2 signalling system with GSM-R and digital interlocking ACCM on 27 RFI-managed lines across Sardinia, Molise, Puglia, Umbria, Lazio, and Campania.
The companies involved in the rollout of ERTMS in the other regions of Italy are Hitachi Rail, MERMEC STE from France and local player ECM.
The framework agreement with RFT marks the second-such deal for Alstom in Italy this year. In March, it inked a deal for ERTMS in the Italian regions of Sicily, Lazio, Abruzzo and Umbria valued at 124 million euros.