Alstom to upgrade control systems on SBB Pendolinos

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Photo: Alstom.
Photo: Alstom.

Alstom has been awarded a contract by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to upgrade the train control systems on its entire fleet of Astoro trains.

The contract for upgrading the 19 high-speed Pendolinos is worth €16 million.

The trains will be equipped with ETCS Level 2 baseline 3, the newest application of ERTMS.


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The train will be able to operate under this new ETCS baseline 3 system in four countries: Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Alstom said this signalling project is also the first to be homologated by the European Union Agency for Railways.

This project will be led by Alstom’s signalling teams in Bologna and Florence in Italy and Alstom’s site in Savigliano will also be involved for the necessary adaptation of the trains. Alstom teams in Neuhausen, Switzerland, will take part in the project supervision and be in charge of the customer management.


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