Alstom to supply traction and train control monitoring systems for Shanghai metro
21 November 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
In a contract worth €31 million, Alstom will supply traction systems, including auxiliary systems, and train control monitoring systems (TCMS) for 156 metro cars. The contract is part of Shanghai metro line 10 phase 2 project which is expected to begin revenue service in 2018.
Phase 2 will add 10km and 6 stations to Shanghai metro line 10
Line 10 is the first driverless metro line in Shanghai. The route is being constructed in two phases: phase one, which began revenue service in 2010, is 36 km long with 31 stations, and phase 2 which will add 10 kilometres and 6 stations. Alstom supplied the signalling and traction systems, including auxiliary system TCMS, for phase one. Moreover, it was also involved in the metro design.
All traction systems and TCMS for phase 2 will be manufactured by Alstom’s local joint venture (JV), Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd. (SATEE), with motors manufactured by another Alstom local JV: Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co. (XAYEECO). Alstom Tarbes and Villeurbanne sites in France will provide components, and Alstom Sesto site in Italy as well as Charleroi in Belgium and Valenciennes in France will provide software for the traction, auxiliary converter and TCMS system.
Commenting on the contract, Ling Fang, Managing Director of China & East Asia at Alstom, said: “Alstom is pleased to be awarded another contract and to pursue this collaboration that will enhance Shanghai metro network. With its technology proven internationally, 17 years presence in Shanghai and localized manufacturing, Alstom will continue providing efficient, reliable and environment friendly urban transport solutions to Shanghai, an important market for Alstom both for metro and tramway lines.”