TIN news: French train manufacturer Alstom has received a €230m contract from the regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Metrolinx, to deploy new signalling system on the Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC) in Canada.
Under the contract, Alstom will carry out planning, design, manufacture, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of a new and complete modernised signalling system.
"The system is expected to offer the operator better control and maintainability, in addition to maximum passenger safety and reduced maintenance costs."
Installation of the system is expected to be completed in 2019.
Alstom will deliver a wayside signal system based on its Integrated Vital processor interlocking (iVPI) technology, its switch machines and all related electrical, power and communications sub-systems.
The system is expected to offer the operator better control and maintainability, in addition to maximum passenger safety and reduced maintenance costs.
The company will develop the components of this signalling system at its North American centre for signalling and control systems located in Rochester, New York.
Meanwhile, a joint venture between Alstom and Transmashholding (TMH), Tramrus LLC, signed a contract with St Petersburg transport operator in Russia to deliver three additional low-floor trams.
In October, the joint venture received an order for one tram, which is expected to be delivered by 1 December.
The additional three trams are expected to be delivered by 20th of the same month.