ON AUGUST 6, Ansaldo Signal announced that its Swedish subsidiary ATSS had been selected to design and supply an interoperable automatic train protection system for the cross-Øresund EMU fleet. Under a joint contract from Swedish and Danish State Railways worth SKr30m, the equipment will be designed in conjunction with Siemens by the end of this year and delivered by 2000.

The ATP equipment must operate with SJ’s existing Ericsson ATC and with the Siemens-designed ATP recently installed by DSB.

ATSS has also been awarded an SKr18·5m contract to design and install ATP equipment for a fleet of commuter EMUs being build by Ansaldo Trasporti for Norwegian State Railways; this is to be completed in two years. o