Alstom to supply traction and signalling system driverless line in Chengdu
Chengdu Railway Corp. Ltd. has awarded two contracts for metro line 9 phase one in the city of Chengdu to Alstom and its joint ventures in China, SATEE and CASCO. The contracts will cover the supply traction systems for 200 metro cars and the CBTC signalling system for the entire driverless line. The two contracts are worth approximately €64m in total.
The line is expected to start revenue service by the end of 2020. When it opens, Chengdu Line 9 phase one will be about 22km long and have 11 stations.
Alstom will be supplying its OptONIX metro traction system, specifically designed and developed for the Chinese market. All traction systems will be manufactured jointly by Alstom’s joint ventures, Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co. Ltds (SATEE) and Chengdu Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd. (CATEE), with support from Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co. and two Alstom sites in Europe.
Alstom together with CASCO will equip Chengdu Line 9 with its Urbalis signalling system. This system has been ordered by 54 metro lines in China, 32 of which have started revenue service. CASCO is in charge of the whole life-cycle management of the system in China.