Alstom, as part of a consortium, has been awarded a contract by RFI (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana), to upgrade the Rome railway intersection, one of Italy’s busiest rail points where high-speed lines intersect with national and regional lines. The total amount of the contract is worth €120 million, with Alstom’s share worth €80 million. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2017.
To improve the efficiency of the railway intersection, which is 200 km long and sees the passage of 1,200 trains per day, the project involves the installation of railway signalling systems, as well as SCMT cab signalling systems, telecommunications and civil works.
Alstom will provide its ACC-M railway signalling system, a computerised multi-station interlocking for the Tiburtina-Orte, Ciampino-Colleferro and Roma Casilina-Campoleone-Nettuno railway sections. The Group will also implement its integrated control and security centre (ICSC) across the whole network. This is based on Alstom’s Iconis platform, the latest Alstom technology which has been in use for seven years at the Bologna railway intersection.
These new-generation computerised systems will guarantee the safety and integrated management of every aspect of railway operations (level crossings, passenger information, video surveillance), and provide the information required for rapid intervention and real-time decision-making.
“Alstom will provide RFI with the latest high-technology signalling systems, supporting our customer in its commitment to strengthening the country’s infrastructure” declared Pierre-Louis Bertina, President and Managing Director of Alstom Ferroviaria S.p.A.
The project will involve Alstom’s site in Bologna (600 employees), the Group’s centre of excellence for railway signalling, in collaboration with the Bari railway signalling research and development centre (50 employees), and Guidonia in Rome (150 employees), specialised in railway infrastructure.