ITALY: The city of Torino’s infrastructure manager Infra.To has awarded Alstom a €156m turnkey contract to supply its latest generation of communications-based train control and four additional trainsets for the automated rubber-tyred light metro Line 1.

The CBTC supporting GoA4 unattended automatic operation will replace the existing signalling on the 15·1 km line, and will be installed on a 3·4 km extension from Fermi to Cascine Vica which is under construction.

Augmenting the metro’s existing fleet of VAL208 cars supplied by Siemens, the Metropolis trainsets will have a total capacity of 320 passengers, with wide gangways and dedicated areas for people with reduced mobility. Features will include multimedia passenger information displays and CCTV.

The contract announced on February 4 includes an option for 12 more trains, and installing the CBTC in a depot which is under construction.