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Alstom Enters into Contract With Hong Kong Metro

Alstom and other partners have entered into a 330 million euro ($372 million) contract with MTR Corporation, operator of Hong Kong's metro network, to resignal and upgrade the signaling systems of seven metro lines.

The contract also includes a maintenance option.

The project will equip seven MTR lines with updated communications-based train control (CBTC) technology, which will add capacity, reliability and maintainability to the existing infrastructure.

Alstom and the other partners will be responsible for replacing the existing signaling system, including automatic train supervision, interlocking, CBTC and automatic train control in the control center, trains and stations.

CBTC gives rail operators precise control in the movement of their trains, allowing them to run on the line at higher frequencies and speeds safely, with or without drivers.
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