Alstom Completes Interlocking System in Turkey

Alstom has completed and put into service its interlocking system on 328km of the Eskisehir-Kutahya-Balikesir mainline for its client, Turkish State Railway Administration (TCDD).

The project was delivered in eight sections. Alstom completed and commissioned the interlocking system for the first five sections – covering more than 182km and encompassing the telecommunications and traffic control centre – on 5 December 2020. It then completed and commissioned the remaining three sections, measuring 146km on 5 February 2021.

Mama Sougoufara, Managing Director, Alstom Middle East and Turkey, said:

“We are proud to see the fruition of our work on the Eskisehir-Kutahya-Balikesir railway line. We highly value our partnership with the Turkish State Railways Administration and fully support their efforts to elevate the high safety technologies with the introduction of our Automatic Train Supervision solution and implementation of EU standards to this signalling system through our European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS). We are a committed long-term partner to Turkey, addressing its mobility needs and supporting the upcoming transport projects.”

Alstom has been present in Turkey for more than 60 years.

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