Alstom has successfully delivered the signalling system equipping Hong Kong’s MTR West Island metro line which started passenger service on 28 December, 2014. Alstom’s signalling solutions boost the development of the Western District of Hong Kong bringing safe and reliable railway experience to passengers.
Hong Kong’s West Island line is an extension of the Island line with three new stations which are expected to serve about 230,000 people living and working in the Western District.
Following the contract signed in 2010, Alstom was responsible for the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of the signalling system, as well as training and performance demonstration. The provided signalling trackside services and equipment include interlocking, Automated Train Control and Integrated Automatic Train Supervision systems to interface with the existing Island line for which Alstom also supplied trains and signalling system in the 80’s. The solution used for the West Island line enables more data to be processed, covers much larger geographical areas and works at far higher speed. Together with Alstom Automated Train Control and Integrated Automatic Train Supervision system, the solution is capable of fulfilling the very high reliability and availability requirements of MTR.