Alstom will develop and install, for RATP, STIF and the Ile-de-France region, an automatic pilot control system for Line A of the Paris RER. The contract is worth approximately EUR 20 million and includes detailed studies, the development of the prototype and equipment for the train sets, testing and project assistance until the commissioning of the rehabilitated line, scheduled for 2018.
The automatic pilot will be put into service on the fleet of 173 trains (MI2N and MI09) currently circulating on Line A of the RER. The system, integrated into the SACEM system, will improve the regularity of the line, while offering time savings of approximately 2 minutes on the average journey between the stations of Vincennes and La Défense.
The project aims to reinforce the performance and frequency of the RER A, which transports 1.2 million passengers per day, making it the most heavily frequented regional line in Europe.