Bombardier’s System in Thailand and Sweden

The first implementation of the system, Bombardier’s Leading-Edge ERTMS Level 2, including technology transfer between Thailand and Sweden will be developed at Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions sites in both countries. In this way, final units for the contract can be built in China and the product design will be carried out in Sweden and China, reported Montréal, Québec, Switzerland on 10 August, 2007.
Bombardier Transportation announced on August 10 that it has received a groundbreaking contract for rail signalling equipment in China from systems integrator China Railway Signalling and Communications Corp (CRSC). The contract, valued at approximately 66 million euros ($91 million US), involves the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of BOMBARDIER(i) INTERFLO(i) 450 ERTMS Level 2 onboard and wayside signalling equipment for CRSC and its customer the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR).
The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a leading-edge signalling standard being deployed in many European countries. A recognized pioneer in development and deployment of ERTMS systems worldwide, Bombardier is now bringing its ERTMS Level 2 signalling technology to the fast growing Chinese rail market – solidifying its leadership position in the sector.
The new signalling system for China will manage very high-speed (VHS) traffic traveling at speeds up to 300 km/h along nearly 1,000 kilometres of rail line between the cities of Wuhan and Guangzhou. The system is scheduled to enter commercial operation in January 2010. The contract involves a 15-year cooperation agreement between CRSC and Bombardier.
The INTERFLO 450 ERTMS Level 2 signalling solution for the line will consist of 120 onboard systems for 60 VHS train sets and nine BOMBARDIER which is first, EBI and second, Com RBCs (radio block centres) for the line and stations. It will also provide signalling support on interface specifications and interoperability.
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.

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