UK: Ansaldo STS – Stadler Consortium to Modernise Glasgow Subway

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A consortium of Ansaldo STS and Stadler have won contracts to replace Glasgow Subway’s fleet of trains, and to undertake a programme of modernisation of signalling and control systems, associated equipment and ten years’ maintenance services. The 10.5km, 15 station subway system is undergoing a comprehensive modernisation over the course of 66 months.

The contract is worth £200million, with Stadler’s portion of the contract is worth approximately £92million and Ansaldo’s share worth around £104.3 million .

Stadler will deliver 17 underground trains, roughly 39m long with 166 seats and standing room for 204 people. The “passenger-friendly” trains have a maximum speed of 58km/h, a standardised floor height and six doors on each side. They will be the first Stadler-made automated rolling stock  in operation.

Ansaldo will supply the communication based train control (CBTC) driverless signalling technology, platform screen doors and depot equipment, and related maintenance support services. They will also deliver the communication network, Operation Control Centre and provide system integration measures.

Ansaldo STS CEO, Stefano Siragusa, said:

“[We are] proud to work on this exciting project of the modernisation of one of the oldest metro systems worldwide, aiming to ease the daily journey for 13 million of passengers per year. Ansaldo STS continues to contribute in the world with renowned products and experienced technological capabilities which provide the utmost safety to future railway systems”.

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