Nanjing Metro awarded Alstom a EUR 50 million contract to provide traction systems and the train control and monitoring system (TCMS) for 318 metro cars that will run on Line 7, the first driverless metro line in the Chinese city.
Under the contract, Alstom will provide the OptOnix traction system, which was developed specifically for the Chinese market. Alstom’s joint venture, Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd. (SATEE), will manufacture the traction systems with support from Alstom sites in Belgium, France and India. Alstom’s joint venture in Xi’an, Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co., Ltd will supply the traction motors.
Nanjing Line 7 will have 35 km served by 27 stations, connecting the southwest to the northeast of the city. According to the long-term metro network development plan of Nanjing, Line 7 will have interchange stations with 11 metro lines in the future.