Deutsche Bahn has awarded this contract to Alstom.
ETCS Technology for 17 ICE 3 Trains
Alstom will equip the internationally operating high-speed trains with its Atlas ETCS solution. This contract is a step towards the trains being equipped for the new ETCS Level 2 high-speed line between Stuttgart and Ulm. Further advantages of retrofitting these trains is that they will be able to access the Belgian network and they will be able to use ETCS on the entirety of the French high-speed line between Paris and Strasbourg.
Dr. Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director for Alstom in Germany and Austria, said:
“Together with Deutsche Bahn, we are setting another important milestone for interoperability in the European rail network. We are glad to decisively shape the digitalization of the European rail industry.”
Alstom ETCS Contract Details
As part of its 30m euro contract with Deutsche Bahn, Alstom will develop, design and manufacture the ETCS system and ensure the integration into existing national systems.
Alstom will work with the manufacturer of the ICE 3, Siemens, to integrate the ETCS system into the on-board control technology. Homologation will take place step by step in Germany, for cross-border routes into Switzerland, in Belgium and in France.
Two of Alstom’s sites in Germany – Braunschweig and Salzgitter (both Lower Saxony) – will participate in installing the ETCS system. This includes dismantling the current system. These sites will also oversee the commissioning of the new system. Lastly, Alstom will service the Atlas system for the next six years.
Alstom’s site in Berlin will be responsible for project management. However, sites in Belgium and France will also be involved. Charleroi for design and engineering and Paris and Villeurbanne for product development and manufacturing.
Alstom Transport has a presence in over 60 countries, is the world leader in the high and very high speed train sector and is the only multi-specialist constructor in the railway sector.
Alstom develop and market a complete range of systems, equipment and services for the railway sector which allows them to offer "turnkey" solutions, managing entire transport systems including rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure.
Maintaining their global presence and always organised to provide the best possible service for its customers, Alstom continues to invest in high end segments, whilst still developing products aimed at the needs of emerging markets.
Unique Rolling Stock Range - Very High Speed Trains, Light Urban Trains and Regional Trains
Alstom offers a huge range of rolling stock that combines technology, reliability, styling and comfort using standardised components whilst paying particular attention to the environment.
Their product range includes high and very high speed trains, trams, metros, commuter and intercity trains, as well as tilting trains and locomotives.
Rail Infrastructure Systems
Alstom Transport proposes a complete range of sustainable solutions for track laying, electrification and electric power supply for lines, and the supply of electromechanical equipment for installation alongside tracks, in stations and in depots. Its engineers rely on their knowledgeof all aspects of rail systems to resolve integration problems and optimise costs.
Alstom Transport supplies workshops, the necessary equipment and a qualified workforce. In 2008, the company completed, for instance, the 25kV electrification of three rail lines in the Algiers suburbs. Three electric sub-stations and 350km of catenaries were also installed.
Rail Information Solutions and Integrated Systems
At the cutting edge of information solutions, Alstom provides operators with the means to guarantee entirely safe and fluid transport of passengers or goods, thereby optimising productivity for networks.
Alstom can offer integrated systems processing all data of a rail network thanks to a control centre (Iconis) constantly exchanging information with networks (via Smartway track products), interlocking systems (via Smartlock system) and on-board equipment (Automatic Train Control).
Logistics Chain Management, Rolling Stock Services and Infrastructure Maintenance
Alstom offers a range of customised services to public or private rail operators. The objective is to guarantee global, safe and optimised management of rolling stock – whether it is manufactured by Alstom or not – and equipment throughout its operating life cycle: maintenance, renovation, spare parts management, technical support and assistance...
A daily partner to the operator, for global long term sustainable performances, Alstom implements tailored solutions from technical support, spare parts and logistics solutions to global maintenance and modernisation programmes for all types of Alstom or non Alstom rolling stock.
Alstom also has unparalleled experience and solid expertise in maintaining and improving performances of rail infrastructure. Alstom can assure maintenance, renovation and technological upgrade of all fixed installations on rail networks: signalling, tracks, stations, tunnels, bridges, workshops, depots…"
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