Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation awarded Alstom a EUR 100 million contract for the CBTC signalling system for Line 3.
Under the contract, Alstom will equip Line 3 with Urbalis 400, its latest generation of CBTC signalling technology. The scope of the contract includes unmanned train operation (UTO), computer-based interlocking and centralised train supervision, platform screen doors, as well as the electrical and mechanical supervisory control and data acquisition system (E&M SCADA).
Urbalis 400 is an advanced communication-based train control signalling system that will help ease Mumbai’s commuter congestion. Urbalis 400 boasts a proven service record in over 30 cities across the world. Constantly upgraded, the solution aids urban operators in maximizing their performance and capacity while requiring standard interlocking for their operational needs. Designed specifically for heavy ridership metros, the system offers a considerable range of functions that improve headway and average speed performance.
This is Alstom’s third contract with Mumbai this year for power supply and metro train delivery. The contract for the supply of 248 metro cars (31 eight-car trains) for Mumbai is Alstom’s biggest rolling stock contract in India in the urban sector. Its value is EUR 315 million contract.