Alstom has been awarded a €46 million contract to modernise Shanghai’s existing metro line 5 fleet and supply new systems for almost 200 new cars.

Alstom will supply new traction and train control management systems for the 68 cars it supplied in 2003 and 198 new cars being built by the company’s Chinese joint venture, Shanghai Alstom Transport Co. Ltd. (SATCO).

The new and upgraded trains will operate on the current line 5 corridor and a 16.6-kilometre extension of the route, which is due to open late next year.

Ling Fang, managing director of China & East Asia of Alstom, said: “This new contract will strengthen Alstom’s position in China.

“The great performance of the metro cars in Shanghai over the last 13 years, our 16 years of expertise in the supply of traction system in China, as well as our 25-year experience in train modernisation have been essential in the award of this contract.

“Alstom is committed to accompanying its customers in Shanghai and elsewhere in China to offer efficient, reliable and comfortable mobility solutions to passengers.”

 

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