Alstom to Revolutionize Bengaluru Metro with Advanced CBTC Signalling System

Alstom to Revolutionize Bengaluru Metro with Advanced CBTC Signalling System

(IN BRIEF) Alstom, a global leader in smart mobility solutions, has secured a significant contract with Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) for Phase 2 expansion. Valued at 96.2 million euros, the contract includes implementing a fully automated CBTC signalling system for Reach 6, 2A, and 2B. Alstom’s cutting-edge solutions aim to enhance connectivity, reduce travel time, and contribute to Bengaluru’s sustainable future.

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, 12-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has secured a significant contract with the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) for the Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 expansion. This contract, valued at 96.2 million euros, encompasses the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of a fully automated Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system for Reach 6, 2A, and 2B of Phase 2. Additionally, the agreement includes personnel training and five years of annual maintenance.

Olivier Loison, Managing Director of Alstom India, emphasized the company’s commitment to delivering world-class, efficient, and sustainable mass transportation solutions tailored to the needs of Bengaluru. This project is strategically aimed at addressing the city’s transportation challenges and supporting its transition towards a sustainable future.

The Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 expansion will significantly enhance connectivity across the metropolitan region by linking critical junctions such as Silk Board, KR Puram, and Kempegowda International Airport. Reach 6 will establish vital connections from Bannerghatta Road to Nagavara, with interchanges at key points like MG Road and Jayadeva Hospital, facilitating seamless travel for commuters.

Alstom’s unparalleled expertise in CBTC technology positions it as a strong leader in the mass transit market worldwide. With over 30 years of experience and a track record of successful implementations, Alstom’s CBTC solutions are set to revolutionize Bengaluru’s metro network. The project is expected to reduce travel time by at least 50%, alleviate traffic congestion, and contribute significantly to the city’s public infrastructure development.

Key highlights of the solutions to be delivered include Alstom’s world-leading CBTC technology, full-height platform screen doors (PSDs) for enhanced passenger safety, and Alstom’s predictive maintenance tool – HealthHubTM. These solutions, combined with Alstom’s rail cyber security expertise, will ensure the reliability, safety, and efficiency of Bengaluru’s metro operations.

This contract marks Alstom’s third collaboration with BMRCL, further solidifying its position as a trusted partner in India’s metro rail development. Previously, Alstom provided traction and power supply electrification for the Phase 2 extension and delivered the U200 signalling and telecommunications solution for Phase 1.

Alstom’s continued partnership with BMRCL underscores its commitment to driving sustainable urban mobility solutions and contributing to the growth and development of India’s Silicon Valley.

About Alstom
Alstom commits to contribute to a low carbon future by developing and promoting innovative and sustainable transportation solutions that people enjoy riding. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. With its presence in 64 countries and a talent base of over 84,700 people from 184 nationalities, the company focuses its design, innovation, and project management skills to where mobility solutions are needed most. Listed in France, Alstom generated revenues of €17.6 billion for the fiscal year ending on 31 March 2024.

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About Alstom in India
Alstom is the only multinational sustainable mobility provider in India, to have a comprehensive portfolio of offerings to meet customer specific needs, from cost-efficient mass-market platforms to high-end technological innovations. Synonymous with the
country’s ‘Rail Revolution’, Alstom continues to be a strategic partner in supporting India’s freight revolution and passenger movement. With 6 industrial sites and 4 major engineering centres, the company not only caters to domestic project needs, but also delivers for many international projects. Supporting the government’s modernisation initiatives, Alstom has been at the forefront of introducing several breakthrough technologies in India with world class rolling stock, rail equipment & infrastructure, signalling and services. Fully aligned with the country’s vision of Make-in-India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Alstom remains deeply committed to strengthening its local sourcing and supply chain ecosystem.

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