Alstom and TCDD commission interlocking system on Turkish railway line

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Alstom and the Turkish Railways Administration (TCDD) completed and commissioned the interlocking system between sections 1 and 5 of the Eskisehir-Kutahya-Balikesir railway line.

Commissioning completes all interlocking system work in the first five 182 km long sections, including the completion and opening of the Telecommunications and Traffic Control Center (CTC).

However, the main line signaling work on the 328 km long project will continue. The complete line is expected to open by the end of next year.

Alstom Middle East and Turkey Managing Director Mama Sougoufara said: “As Alstom, we hope to bring safer mobility solutions to Turkey through this achievement. We will continue our efforts together with TCDD in extending the line signaling system to EU standards through the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

“In addition, we are raising the safety of the line with high safety technologies such as the Automatic Train Supervision System (ATS). “

Since the 1950s, Alstom has been associated with several rail projects in Turkey. It includes the supply of EMU vehicles for TCDD, the Kayseri North Pass signaling and CTC project, the Ankara CTC control center project, the delivery of 80 metro trains for the Bagcilar – Olimpiyat metro line, among others.

Alstom’s Istanbul office serves as a regional headquarters for the Africa, Middle East and Central Asia (AMECA) region, as well as a regional hub for Alstom Digital Mobility (ADM) as well as for System & Infra projects.

Alstom recently won a € 160 million contract for the delivery of six hydrogen fuel cell trains to Ferrovie Nord Milano (FNM), a public transport company in Italy.

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