KOWLOON-Canton Railway Corp has awarded two contracts worth a total of €44m to Siemens Transportation Systems. One covers the provision of signalling, control and electrification equipment for a 4 km 10-station extension of the Tuen Mun light rail network to connect with West Rail. Together with rehabilitation work on the existing network, this package is worth €34m.

The other €10m contract has been awarded to a consortium of Siemens and Barclay Mowlem. This covers electrification work on the Hung Hom - Tsim Sha Tsui East extension to KCRC’s East Rail line, totalling just over 3 km.

Under another contract announced in mid-August, Shanghai’s 17 km Xinmin elevated metro line is to be fitted with Siemens Vicos operating controls, Sicas electronic interlockings and ZUB200 intermittent ATP. Installation will be completed by the end of 2002, for trial operation from July 2003.