Metro de Málaga Inaugurates New Extension of Metro Network with Alstom’s CBTC Signalling Technology

The Metro Malaga control centre for Alstom’s CBTC Urbalis 400 signalling technology

(IN BRIEF) The Malaga Metro network has extended to the city center, with Alstom being the selected partner to develop the signalling technology, which is integrated into the new section. This extension includes two new stations, 1.7 km of lines, and facilitates connections to other modes of transport, expected to increase the demand from 7 to 14 million passengers per year. Alstom’s CBTC Urbalis 400 signalling technology enables the sharing of train location in real-time, improving the network’s operability and capacity, and has been successfully implemented in over 30 cities worldwide.

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, 28-Mar-2023 — /EuropaWire/ —  Alstom (EPA: ALO), a French multinational rolling stock manufacturer and leader in sustainable and green mobility solutions announces that Metro de Málaga, the operator of the Málaga Metro network, has opened the new extension of the metro network which connects the city centre. Alstom, a leading provider of railway technology, was chosen as the partner to develop the CBTC signalling technology which equips this new section as well as the rest of the network.

The strategic extension comprises of two new stations, Guadalmedina and Atarazanas, and 1.7 kilometres of lines. This new section of the network connects the most populated districts with the historic centre and enables intramodality with other modes of transport, including intercity buses, commuter trains and AVE. The extension is expected to double the current demand for the network, from around 7 million passengers to 14 million passengers per year.

Metro de Málaga currently has two lines with a total length of 13 km and 19 stations. With the entry into service of this new section, the network will see improved connectivity and capacity.

Since its inauguration in 2014, Metro de Málaga has been equipped with Alstom’s advanced train control signalling system, the CBTC Urbalis 400 signalling technology. With the use of a radio communication system, it enables real-time location sharing of trains, improving the operability and capacity of the network. This proven solution has been successfully implemented in over 30 cities around the world.

The CBTC signalling technology, constantly updated with new features, offers a considerable range of functions that improve interval performance and average speed. Alstom continues to provide innovative technology for urban signalling and its Urbalis CBTC range is known for providing safe and reliable solutions for modern urban mobility.

For more information on urban signalling and Alstom’s Urbalis CBTC range, please visit our website.

About Alstom 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorails and trams, to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling, and digital mobility solutions. Alstom has 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the enlarged Group’s combined proforma revenue amounts to €14 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 2021.

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SOURCE: Alstom


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