Alstom to provide signalling for Phase 2 of East European LGV

Alstom to provide signalling for Phase 2 of East European LGV

Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) awarded the signalling work for phase 2 of the East European LGV (high-speed rail line) to a consortium comprised of Alstom Transport, the lead partner, and Legrand SA. The total contract is valued at nearly €40 million and Alstom Transport’s share amounts to €30 million.

Under the contract, Alstom will perform all signalling studies and installation work for the Phase 2 section of the East European LGV, and will also supply much of the equipment and perform testing services. In particular, Alstom will provide power supplies, all cables and related signalling equipment.

Phase 2 of the East European LGV concerns the construction of 106 kilometres of high-speed line between Baudrecourt (in Moselle) and Vendenheim (in the lower Rhine), which are an extension of the 300 kilometres currently linking Paris to Baudrecourt. The new section should be operational by 2016, at which time there will be a total of 406 kilometres of high-speed line between Paris and Strasbourg, thus reducing travel time and facilitating accessibility to the regions of Eastern France.

With this contract, Réseau Ferré de France renewed its trust in Alstom Transport, which has just completed work on a similar contract for the Eastern branch of the Rhine-Rhone LGV, which began commercial operation on 11 December 2011.