Alstom delivered the first Turkish locomotive equipped with ETCS levels 1 and 2 for the Eskişehir – Kütahya – Alayunt – Balıkesir railway line.
The agency’s statement is as follows: As part of a contract with the Railways of the Republic of Turkey (TCDD) for the provision of signaling and telecommunication systems on the line connecting Eskişehir, about 260 km East of Ankara, in Balıkesir, near the Aegean coast, the European Train Control System (ETCS) delivered the first of 1 locomotives equipped with levels 2 and 26. This 328 km long railway line also serves the city of Kütahya.
The new signaling system will allow TCDD to manage rail services in the Eskişehir – Balıkesir corridor efficiently and smoothly. It will also be possible to increase the capacity of the line.
Eskişehir – Kütahya – Alayunt – Balıkesir (EKB) project, including the design, manufacture and supply of the entire line, as a modernization project on the ground and on board the EKB line, the latest ERTMS / technology ETCS level 1 and 2 based on Alstom Atlas signaling system, the interlocking solution It includes Smartlock and Iconis, an integrated control center. In addition, Alstom supplies level crossing systems, technical equipment buildings, as well as uninterrupted power distribution and power supply systems. In the section of the Alayunt – Afyon line, the GSM-R system is provided for the project.
Mama Sougoufara, Managing Director of Alstom MENAT and Turkey, said: “As a long-term partner, we are committed to continue to support TCDD’s mission to develop railway technology and improve safety and the capacity of line. With the new ETCS, it will offer an increased level of safety for locomotives beyond the possibilities of the old automatic train protection (ATP) systems. It will also reduce the total cost of operating the EKB line and standardize line length and on-board equipment while ensuring common communication between countries. We are proud of what we have accomplished with TCDD. noted.
Alstom has been operating in Turkey for over 60 years as a leading supplier of train signaling and control technologies, providing turnkey transport systems for rolling stock, metro and trams. The Istanbul office is home to Alstom’s regional center of expertise in digital and integrated systems, as well as systems and infrastructure project teams, providing project management, engineering, training and support services. maintenance.