ARGENTINA: Metro authority SBASE has awarded Siemens a €30m contract to upgrade Buenos Aires metro Line C.

Siemens will supply its Trainguard MT train control, Controlguide Vicos operations control system for the depot operations control centre in Constitución, Airlink radio transmission and Sicas electronic interlockings, as well as a new passenger information system.

Commissioning of the signalling is planned for the end of 2016. The north-south line is 5 km long with nine stations and carries 340 000 passengers/day, making it one of the busiest on the network. For this reason, the upgrade is due to take place without interruption of normal service.