Luxembourg Railways (CFL) has selected Alstom to install the third and final portion of its fleet with the Atlas ERTMS signalling solution. The contract is worth more than €13 million and covers the installation of 19 locomotives and 22 double-deck electric multiple units (EMUs). CFL’s entire fleet, numbering more than 100 trains, will therefore operate with Alstom’s ERTMS Level 1 solution, for a total amount over €30 million.
CFL is a pioneer in its use of the ERTMS signalling system. In 2003, it ordered an initial design and equipment phase involving 10 prototypes. In 2006, CFL selected Alstom to equip 18 EMUs (batch 1) and, in 2008, 20 locomotives and 20 DOSTO driving trailers (batch 2).
The Atlas equipment will be manufactured at Alstom’s Charleroi and Villeurbanne sites, then installed on the trains by Alstom teams in CFL’s workshops in Luxembourg. The newly equipped trains will come into service from 2012 on the Luxembourg, French and Belgian networks.
Atlas, Alstom’s ERTMS solution, leads to more fluid traffic and optimal frequencies while ensuring passenger safety. It provides excellent interoperability throughout the European network and boosts railway profitability.