Upgraded ITCS signalling for Qinghai-Tibet Railway

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    Alstom, alongside its Chinese joint venture CASCO Signalling, is to upgrade the train control system on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

    The €15 million contract includes improvements to the Incremental Train Control System (ITCS) signalling on the railway between Golmud to Lhasa – a section which is 1,145 kilometres in length.

    The signalling upgrade is part of a series of improvements being implemented by The Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company to improve capacity on the route.

    The Qinghai-Tibet Railway opened in 2006, taking the title of the worlds highest railway.

    In order to boost capacity on the route, The Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company is opening 13 new stations and either renovating or relocating 18 existing stops.

    Ling Fang, managing director of China and East Asia for Alstom, said: “This contract is a breakthrough for Alstom after the successful integration of GE signalling.

    “With an enhanced signalling solution portfolio addressing urban, regional and mainline, and through our strategic local partner CASCO, we are China preferred partner to support its railway projects throughout the country.”

    The upgraded Incremental Train Control System (ITCS) signalling system will be delivered by the end of August 2018.

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