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Alstom wins Lantau extension signalling contract

Lantau extensionMTR Corporation awarded Alstom a contract to supply signalling system on the Hong Kong’s Lantau extension (LAR extension) project comprising the Airport Express Line, the Tung Chung Line and the Siu Ho Wan depot.

Alstom will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, integration, testing and commissioning of the LAR extension’s signalling system using its SACEM (Système d’Aide à la Conduite, à l’Exploitation et à la Maintenance) automatic train control solution and the Smartlock 400 interlocking technology.

Its Chinese joint venture, CASCO Signal Ltd which is 49% owned at 49% by Alstom SA, will supply the automatic train supervision (ATS) sub-system for the project. To enhance the protection of the line extension’s signalling and train control systems, Alstom will set up a digital twin to simulate and thoroughly test the new signalling system, as well as integrate advanced rail cybersecurity measures. Additionally, HealthHub, Alstom’s digital solution for condition-based and predictive maintenance, will be deployed to continuously monitor the state of point machines to maximise reliability and availability, while optimising lifecycle costs.

“Today, six metro lines running in Hong Kong are equipped with Alstom’s signalling systems. We are pleased to mark the longstanding partnership of over four decades with MTR with this new win, proving our strong capability to cater to the Hong Kong market,” Toby Tiberghien, Managing Director of East Asia at Alstom said.

Lantau extension is one of the railway expansion projects under way in Hong Kong to develop the urban rail transport system. It involves the extension of the existing Tung Chung Line from Tung Chung station westwards with a new station in Tung Chung West, and the addition of two new stations at Tung Chung East new reclamation area between Sunny Bay and Tung Chung stations.

Upon completion by 2030, the Lantau extension project will greatly improve the connectivity of the neighbouring communities, facilitating residents to travel between Lantau Island and the urban areas by railway direct.

 

 


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