Bombardier starts rail control project for Quito metro

quitoBombardier Transportation has started the implementation of its first project for rail control in Ecuador on Quito Metro Line 1. The signalling project has been contracted by the Consortium Línea 1, comprised of civil work companies Acciona and Odebrecht, responsible for the construction of the line. It involves the delivery of a Bombardier Cityflo 350 mass transit solution for the 22 km double track including a Bombardier EBI Screen central traffic control system and EBI Cab on-board automatic train protection and operation equipment for 18 trains.
Due to the capital’s high demand for better transport options with its existing road-only transit system at full capacity, the new underground line is forecast to carry around 400,000 passengers per day and is expected to reduce congestion considerably when it opens in 2019.
“The new Quito Metro, equipped with our advanced rail control technology, represents an important opportunity to ease the city’s transport challenges by greatly shortening travel time from the north to south to 34 minutes, compared to up to 90 by road,” Peter Cedervall, President, Rail Control Solutions Division, Bombardier Transportation, said.

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