Alstom and SBB signed a ten-year maintenance contract extension for ETCS, which also includes a three-year option. The value of the contract is over EUR 25 million.
The contract includes the logistics management for repair and calibration, as well as overhaul of on-board ETCS components, measurement equipment, obsolescence management, technical support, training and on-site assistance.
ETCS Level 2 increases line capacity with high safety by determining and adjusting train speed through continuous train control and monitoring via radio communication. Alstom’s Atlas range offers a proven package with 100% interoperable equipment.
In 2003-2008, Alstom has installed ETCS onboard equipment on around 500 vehicle types as part of the first wave of a Swiss federal programme to comply with ETCS.