Argentinian Ministry of Transport awarded Alstom-led consortium with POSE signed a EUR 90 million contract to modernise the current signalling system on the General Roca Railway in Buenos Aires. The project is part of the Metropolitan Railways recovery programme.
Under the contract, Alstom will provide its Smartlock electronic interlocking technology, the Iconis centralised traffic management system and the installation of the ATS (Automatic Train Stop) system. Alstom’s scope also includes design, engineering, factory and field testing, technical integration, commissioning and the guarantee of the systems, pedestrian and automatic level crossings barriers, supervision systems through the Local Traffic Centre, copper and fibre optic cables network and signalling room’s detection and fire protection system.
POSE will also be in charge of the installation of pedestrian and automatic barriers for level crossings, as well as the copper and fibre-optic cable network.
Both companies will jointly carry out field tests, commissioning and warranty.
POSE will be responsible for the execution and integration of civil and electrical works, the construction of the control and operations centres, for the engineering of the power line and optical fibre laying project, the installation of the equipment and the fire detection and protection system of the signalling room, jointly carrying out the field tests, the commissioning and the guarantee.
The General Roca Railway is the most extensive of the seven suburban train lines of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, carrying 600,000 passengers per day. It includes 237 km of track.
The works will be carried out in the Avellaneda-La Plata, Temperley-Bosques-Berazategui and Bosques-Villa Elisa branches.