Alstom Transport

Alstom Awarded Italian High-Speed Rail Contract

Alstom, as a member of the Saturno consortium , has been awarded by RFI – the Italian Infrastructure Company of FS Group - a contract to supply part of the signalling system and to design and install railway infrastructure on the Treviglio-Brescia section of the Milan-Verona high-speed/high–capacity line. The Alstom part of the contract is worth €20 million. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2016.

The 39 km Treviglio-Brescia line will cross 20 cities in the provinces of Milan, Bergamo and Brescia. An additional 12 km will link it to the existing line, and a further 7 km of dedicated tracks will reach the Brescia station.

The junction between the new and existing line, as well as the point machines with hydraulic motors will be designed and produced in the Alstom Bologna site in Italy, which is the Group’s centre of excellence for railway interlocking and track systems.

The Guidonia site, also in Italy and specialised in railway infrastructure systems, will be in charge of designing and producing part of the contact line, power supply and transmission systems, and all of the fire prevention systems.

As a member of the Saturno consortium, Alstom has produced and installed the most advanced signalling systems for high-speed trains in Italy, such as the Rome-Naples line (first very high speed line in the world to be equipped with ERTMS level 2), and the Bologna-Florence line, which runs almost completely through tunnels.