Poland’s rail infrastructure manager Polskie Linie Kolejowe (PKP PLK) and Alstom have signed a contract for the service and maintenance of rail traffic control systems delivered by the French company. PLN 65.5 million (EUR 14.2 million) is the value of the contract that will be implemented from 2024 until 2027.
“Efficient and safe operation of passenger trains and freight transport is one of the priorities of the manager of the national railway network. The contract concluded with such a proven partner as Alstom will enable continuous implementation of activities related to the preventive and corrective maintenance of the railway traffic control system,” said Ireneusz Merchel, the CEO PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe.
Under the contract, Alstom will be a supplier of spare parts for railway traffic control devices, including relays, point drives, vacancy detection systems, crossing signaling systems and computer dependency systems.
The contract will enable continuous implementation of activities related to the preventive and corrective maintenance of railway traffic control systems.
“Polish railways are becoming more and more modern, safe and predictable. This is the result not only of investments, but also of the ongoing maintenance of infrastructure on railway lines, including railway traffic control systems. We are pleased that the manager of the national railway network can count on the support of such experienced companies as Alstom in fulfilling his duties,” Andrzej Bittel, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure, said.
Alstom also carries out other service projects for PKP PLK, such as post-warranty service of computer equipment built on the Polish network, or service of EBICab-2000 on-board equipment. The company is also responsible for the service of trackside equipment for PKP PLK sites in Tarnowskie Góry, Opole, Kraków, Łódź and Warsaw.
“The new contract is a sign of confidence in our state-of-the-art international standards and local engineering competence. As Alstom, we have been developing our know-how in rail traffic control systems based on the experience of the Katowice site. Last year we announced our intention to hire 150 software developers, testers and other IT experts,” said dam Juretko, Vice President of Alstom Poland and Managing Director of Alstom ZWUS.