Italy: Alstom Awarded Line 1 Turin Metro Contract

Alstom has won the contract to supply line 1 of the Turin Metro with its latest-generation fully driverless train-to-train CBTC system.

This will help improve capacity on the line.

Alstom to supply new signalling system and additional trains for line 1 of Turin Metro
Alstom to supply new signalling system and additional trains for line 1 of Turin Metro

The turnkey contract with Infra.To, valued at 156 million euros (178.5mUSD), includes four new Metropolis trains with an option for an additional 12.

The trains will have a total capacity of 320 passengers, who will benefit from greater comfort, as well as improved accessibility and passenger flow.

Passenger information will be enhanced by multimedia displays and an integrated video protection system will contribute to passenger safety.

Alstom will oversee the development, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of its CBTC solution.

This will replace the current signalling system both on the existing line and aboard the trains of line 1 along the newly built extension, Fermi-Cascine Vica.

The option also includes the introduction of the signalling system in the new depot under construction.

The Turin Metro represents a core element of the City of Turin’s programme to upgrade public transport infrastructure. It connects Fermi (in Collegno) to Piazza Bengasi with the route passing through the heart of the city via the stations of Porta Nuova and Porta Susa.

Currently 15.1km long, when new section is complete Line 1 will reach 18.5 kilometres in length.

Michele Viale, President and CEO of Alstom Ferroviaria, said:

“We're pleased to help give new impetus to local mobility in Turin with our new environmentally friendly Metropolis trains. The metros will also be equipped with Alstom's innovative CBTC solution, which allows for fully automated operation, thus allowing higher capacity on all lines.”

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