SNCB invests in ERTMS Level 2

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Belgian rail operator SNCB is to equip 449 trains with ERTMS Level 2 signalling.

Alstom has been awarded a €70 million contract to supply and maintain its Atlas 200 solution across the five different train types which make up the fleet over the next 10 years.

Delivery of upgraded vehicles will start in 2016.

Marcel Miller, chairman of Alstom Belgium, said: “This is Alstom’s fifth contract to supply ETCS  level 2 equipment compliant with Baseline 3.

“The decision to apply this standard now, which will be the only one authorised in a few years, gives rail operators the major benefit of avoiding migration operations.”

Alstom has recently received a €23 million contract to equip 40 ICE 1 units will its ERTMS Level 2 signalling solution.

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