COLOMBIA: Siemens Mobility has won a €42m contract to modernise signalling on Line A of the Medellín metro, the company announced on February 19.
Siemens is to install the wayside equipment outside operating hours, with the work on Line A and in the Patio de Bello depot due to be completed in 2021.
Siemens is to replace the existing signals with LED signals, modernise the LZB automated train control, and upgrade the communications network and power supply. It will also install Westrace MkII interlocking, which will control 111 track circuits, 58 point machines and 72 signals.
The 25·8 km north-south Line A is one of two metro lines in Medellín. It serves 21 stations and carries 1 million passengers a day.