Deutsche Bahn AG awarded Alstom a EUR 30 million contract to retrofit 17 internationally operating ICE3 Series 407 trains with its Atlas ETCS on-board system.
The contract includes the ETCS development, design, manufacturing and integration of the existing national protection systems. The new train control system will be integrated into the vehicles’ control technology in cooperation with Siemens, the train manufacturer. The homologation will be obtained step by step in Germany, on the border routes to Switzerland, in Belgium and in France.
The ETCS installation and the commissioning will take place at Alstom‘s sites in Salzgitter and Braunschweig. Alstom will be responsible for the service of the control and signalling technologies for six years.
The new technology will allow the medium-term operational start of the trains to be equipped for the new German ETCS Level 2 high-speed line between Stuttgart and Ulm. In addition, the vehicles will gain access on the Belgium network and for the first time using ETCS on the French high-speed line between Paris and Strasbourg completely.