TURKEY: National railway TCDD has awarded Alstom a €89m contract to supply signalling and telecoms for a project to raise speeds to 160 km/h on the 238 km line west from Eskisehir to Kütahya and Bal?kesir.

Announcing the deal on November 16, Alstom said it will design, manufacture and supply its Atlas ETCS Level 1 and 2 technology, including Smartlock interlockings and Iconis controls. It will also supply level crossing, power distribution and uninterruptable power supply systems. ETCS and local onboard equipment is to be installed on 27 TCDD locomotives.

The work is expected to take 36 months, coming into service in November 2014.