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ERTMS For RFI’s Central And Southern Italy Network


posted on 20th Oct 2022 17:34


On 19 October 2022, Alstom has signed a framework agreement worth around 900 million EUR with Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) to design, deliver and commission an ERTMS on a large scale in Italy.

Alstom will provide the latest ERTMS Baseline 3 Level 2 signalling system with GSM-R and digital interlocking ACCM (Multi-station Central Computer Equipment) on 27 lines managed by RFI in the regions of Sardinia, Molise, Puglia, Umbria, Lazio, and Campania. The system proposed by Alstom meets the technical specifications for interoperability required by the European Union and the CENELEC standards for railway safety, guaranteeing the highest safety standards.

Gian Luca Erbacci, Europe Region President at Alstom, explained: „Being selected by RFI for the second time for one of the key projects of the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan is a source of immense pride for Alstom. It also demonstrates Alstom’s commitment to providing Italy with innovative technology“.

The “South-Centre” lot is part of a 2.7 billion EUR tender, launched by RFI for the implementation of ERTMS throughout the country. It represents the final portion of the technical projects to be financed within the framework of the NRRP and will transform a total of approximately 4,800 km of lines.

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