BEIJUNG metro operator BMOC has awarded a €28m contract to Alstom for resignalling Line 2 in time for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Working with its joint venture subsidiary Casco and Electrification Engineering Bureau, Alstom will equip 23 route-km with its Urbalis radio-based CBTC and Eurobalises to provide intermittent back-up. The consortium will also install onboard equipment on 24 existing and 24 new trainsets.

Casco’s other parent, China Railway Signal & Communication Corp, is working with Siemens on a €30m contract to supply train control equipment for Line 10, which is due to open on July 1 2008. The 25 km line linking Wanliu with Jinsong in the southwest and the 6 km Line 8 from Xiongmaohuandao to the Olympic site will be fitted with Siemens’ Trainguard MT communications-based moving block technology, which also uses Eurobalises for its fallback mode.

Siemens will supply the train control centre, wayside equipment and on-board components for 34 trainsets. CRSC will provide train control equipment for the depot and the depot control centre, plus point motors, power supplies and cabling.

Meanwhile, Beijing Mass Transit Network Management & Support Co has placed a contract worth 78·6m yuan with Singapore Technologies Electronics Ltd to provide an integrated traffic control centre for the capital’s rapidly expanding metro network. ST Electronics is working in partnership with Tsinghua Tongfang Co and China Railway Electrification Bureau Group. The first phase of the centre is due to be operational by August 2008, with the contract to be completed in 2011. n