NETHERLANDS: Rotterdam transport operator RET has selected GE Transportation to undertake the resignalling of the city's 55 km two line metro network. GE said the €62m contract is the company's largest-ever rail signalling order and its first full-scale metro project in Europe.
Work will begin in early 2009 to replace relay-based equipment, some of which dates back to the opening of the city's first metro line in 1968. GE is to supply interlockings, audio frequency track circuits and cab control products, using 'proven rail signalling technology that delivers similar results to more expensive signalling systems on the market today.'
The work will be undertaken in four-hour overnight possessions to avoid disrupting traffic.