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Alstom have received an order from RATP, STIF and RATP, STIF and Ile-de-France region to develop and install an automatic pilot control system. The control system will be installed on Line A of the Paris RER. The contract is worth approx. 20 million. The order includes detailed studies, the development of the prototype and equipment for the train sets, testing and project assistance until the commissioning of the rehabilitated line. Work on the line is due for 2018. Alstom’s work on the line aims to reinforce the performance and frequency of the RER A, which transports 1.2 million passengers per day.
This new contract demonstrates RATPs renewed confidence in us and illustrates Alstoms ambition to reinforce its position in the signalling market, says Ana Giros, Managing Director, Alstom Transport France.
The automatic pilot will be put into service on the fleet of 173 trains (MI2N and MI09) currently circulating Line A of the RER. The system will improve the regularity of the line, while offering time savings of approximately 2 minutes on he average journey between stations.
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