Alstom Transport

Spain: Alstom Delivers the Málaga Metro New Signalling System

Alstom has commissioned the new Málaga Metro signalling system on lines 1 and 2 which officially enters into service July 30.

It is based on Alstom’s Urbalis 400 CBTC , a train control system using radio communication which allows real time information about the location of the trains and improves substantially line operability and safety.

The scope of the contract includes a complete UrbalisTM solution: the CBTC, state-of-the-art wireless local area network (WLAN) for train control, SmartlockTM 400 interlocking, trackside equipment, and Automatic Train Supervision. UrbalisTM is a flexible solution with a low lifecycle cost (LCC) that can meet the requirements of light transit and metro networks, at different levels of automation.

The Málaga metro is the 25th metro system in the world and the third metro system in Europe to incorporate the Alstom service proven CBTC solution. The first two were installed on the Milan Metro line 1 in operation since 2010 and on Lausanne metro in operation since 2012.