Ansaldo STS has been appointed to provide the signalling and train control system for an extension of Los Angeles’ Purple Line.
The 6.3-kilometre line will see the existing underground route extended from Wilshire/Western line terminus to Wilshire/La Cinega in Beverly Hills.
Three new stations will be built as part of the project.
The $31.5 million contract includes the design, supply and delivery of the system, which will include Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and Automatic Train Operation (ATO) functionality.
The extension will be completed in three phases, with the first $2.8 billion section set to be completed in 2023. The second phase will extend the line beyond Wilshire/La Cinega to stations at Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City in 2026 and phase three will take the line all the way to Westwood VA Hospital by 2035.