Alstom will bring vital digitalisation to support the Turkish network, providing sustainable mobility, facilitating border crossings, increasing reliability, speeds and reducing maintenance costs.
Turkey’s General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM), and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s will see Alstom support their countrywide signalling infrastructure upgrade.
The extent of AYGM will see both construction and supply of electromechanical works for the Bandirma– Bursa– Yenisehir– Osmaneli (BBYO) which is an almost 201km long, high standard railway project.
Through Kalyon Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Alstom will supply both Interflo 250 and 450, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) level 1 & 2, and install the entire Interlocking system including Traffic Control Centre (CTC).
Alstom will also install a smart object controller as part of the system to remove obsolescence risks with legacy systems and provide the capability for the line’s signalling systems to interface over modern fibre-based digital networks and GSMR (railway communications system) to enhance reliability, performance and functionality. On completion of the project, BBYO line will be completely interoperable to all trains on the Turkish network.
The second contract will see Alstom work with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s Cekmekoy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli (CSS) metro line and will see construction and electromechanical procurement work. Via Dogus Insaat ve Tıcaret A.S. – Yapı Merkezı Insaat ve San. A.S. – Ozaltın Insaat Tıcaret ve Sanayı A.S. JV, will see Alstom supply, test and commission the whole signaling system for the 11 km CSS metro line which has the ability to carry 120.000 passengers per hour.
The second contract will also see the provision of wayside equipment for 8 stations alongside on-board systems, and the Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling for 4 new trains. The driverless systems will shorten headways between trains by 90 seconds.
Digitalisation is vital to support sustainable mobility, by increasing the capacity of the current infrastructure alongside the added benefits of increased comfort and safety on the railway.
Volkan Karakılınç, Managing Director of Alstom Turkey, said:
“We are honoured to deploy a number of digital-ready technologies that will bring much-needed reliability improvements to support traffic levels and deliver greater efficiencies.”
“As I am starting my new position as the Managing Director of Alstom in Turkey, I am extremely happy to see the impact of Alstom as a leader of sustainable and innovative mobility in the country. We are honoured to deploy a number of digital-ready technologies that will bring much needed reliability improvements to support traffic levels and deliver greater efficiencies,”