Alstom to Supply Australia Its First Fully-Automated Rapid Transit Trains
French multinational giant Alstom will deliver Sydney’s new generation of rapid transit trains as part of the North West Rail Link, Australia’s first fully-automated rail network and the country’s largest public transport project.
Under the operations contract for the North West Rail Link, awarded today to the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium, Alstom will be responsible for the project management, design, supply, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of the rolling stock and signalling systems.
Alstom will supply 22 six-car fully-automated Metropolis train sets and the Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system. Under the contract, the North West Rail Link is expected to open in 2019.
Bernard Joyce, Managing Director of Alstom Transport in Australia and New Zealand, said: “Alstom’s Metropolis and computer based train control signalling systems are based on proven platforms that have been adapted to the specific needs of Sydney which will ensure fast, safe and reliable services to the residents of Sydney’s North West”
Alstom’s Metropolis is a world leading, proven, safe and reliable train that serves many of the great global cities including Amsterdam, Barcelona and Singapore, with more than 10 years of operational experience in fully-automated operation. More than 4000 cars have been sold in over 40 cities.
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