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Philippines: Alstom and Bouygues Travaux Publics Sign on Manila Metro Upgrade

Image courtesy of Alstom
Image courtesy of Alstom

A partnership of Alstom and Bouygues Travaux Publics have signed on to upgrade and extend the Light Rail Transit Line 1 of the Manila metro. The contract with the Light Rail Manila Corporation is worth approximately €450million, €160million of which is allocated to Alstom. The line will begin running full services in 2020.

Manila currently has only three metro lines, which are expected to cater to the needs of 16 million inhabitants. The extension of Line 1 will add 12km to the metro and an additional eight stations. The capacity for the line upon completion will be 800,000 passengers a day.

Alstom is to supply an integrated signalling and communication system, traction power supply and construction work on a new depot, the extension of an existing depot and the track itself. It will also deliver its Atlas 100 on-board signalling solution on 60 trains and upgrade the signalling system for 20km of existing line.

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Dominique Pouliquen, Vice President Asia Pacific at Alstom said:

“We are pleased to sign this contract today which aims to offer Manila’s inhabitants a safe, fast and reliable transportation system which takes part in the economic development of the Philippines. Alstom is looking forward to providing customers and partners its expertise in integrated transport solutions.”

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