Teltronic was awarded a contract to deliver on-board equipment that will provide broadband communication services to the new trains on line 1 of the Mexico City Metro.
The RTP-800 equipment, a state-of-the-art on-board radio that enables uninterrupted and simultaneous narrowband (TETRA) and broadband (4G) radio communications, will be installed in the 29 new trains that will soon enter service, as well as in each of the ten trains recently acquired by Metro de Mexico City.
The TETRA radio access will be used for drivers’ voice communications with the control centre, while the broadband will be used for maintenance and CCTV. The equipment will also be integrated with the train control and monitoring system (TCMS) and the train public address system.
“We are proud to participate in this modernisation process that will provide Line 1 with the most advanced communication systems in the world; with a project that catapults us as a reference company in the LTE broadband market for the transport sector and with solutions that demonstrate that Teltronic is prepared to meet the present and future needs of railway environments,” the Transport Business Development Director, Felipe Sanjuán said.
Line 1 of the Mexico City metro entered modernisation programme and when completed, will increase the ridership by 35% after the various actions will be undertaken to renew the tracks, traction power supply systems, high voltage power supply and maneuvering areas and depots.
In 2021, Comsa won a EUR 80 million contract to rehabilitate 39 km of tracks and the systems along the line.
The 16.6 km with 20 stations was opened 50 years ago and need massive improvement.