Alstom wins signalling contract for Porto Metro Pink Line

Porto Metro Pink lineMetro do Porto awarded Alstom a contract for the supply of the the signalling, safety and control systems for Porto Metro Pink line. Alstom will develop and equip the new line with the Cityflo 250 signalling system, including a state-of-the-art interlocking, which will enable vehicles’ real time monitoring. The engineering, installation and commissioning of the system will be developed at Alstom’s site in Maia, in the district of Porto.

“It is a great honour for Alstom to partner again with Metro do Porto, to improve mobility for citizens and tourists in Porto. We will develop this project from our engineering facilities in Maia, where we lead signalling projects and digital mobility technologies for the Portuguese and international market. This project is a proof of our commitment to promote sustainable mobility in Portugal,” David Torres, Alstom in Portugal Managing Director said.

This first section of Porto Metro Pink line wil be 3 km long served by 4 underground stations and will connect S. Bento and Glorieta de Boavista, improving access to the centre of Porto. Once inaugurated, demand is expected to increase by more than 30 million passengers in the first full year of operation. It will significantly reduce the use of private vehicles, thereby reducing traffic congestion and avoiding the emission of almost 1,500 tonnes of CO2 per year. Metro de Porto aims to continue expanding the Pink Line, ultimately forming a circular route that connects with the entire metro network.

In November 2022, Alstom was also awarded a contract to deliver and install the signalling, safety and control systems including the interlocking for Yellow metro line extension which will be 3 km long with three new stations connecting Santo Ovídio and Vila d’Este.

Metro do Porto is the light rail system for the city of Porto, encompassing 78 km of track and six lines, and accommodating around 70 million passengers each year. Alstom supplied the network with 102 trains currently in service, as well as the onboard signalling systems. Alstom continues to support Metro do Porto’s growth, having provided the onboard ATP (Automatic Train Protection) system for the 18 newly trains added to the fleet.


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