Mitsubishi and Hitachi Win Signalling Contract from Myanmar Railways

Image Courtesy of Hitachi Rail Europe

Myanmar Railways have awarded a $20 million contract to Mitsubishi and Hitachi to deliver and equip railway signalling in Myanmar.

The contract will be funded by a grant aid from the Japan International Cooperating Agency (JICA). Work is scheduled to be completed by June 2017.

Mitsubishi and Hitachi in Myanmar

The signalling equipment, to be installed, will include a train monitoring system, an electronic interlocking system to control turnout machines and signal lamps, and a level crossing system. The trim monitoring system will allow the operational control centres to conduct unified management of the train positions.

The aim of the signalling work, provided by Hitachi and Mitsubishi, is to improve rail safety and to contribute to modernising and upgrading the transportation infrastructure in Myanmar.

Mitsubishi and Hitachi have released a joint statement that reads, “Given the ageing of existing railway infrastructure in Myanmar, improvement of the quality and safety of railway services has become an urgent issue.”

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