SWISS FEDERAL Railways has approved its first commercial application of ETCS Level 1 train control on lower-density routes. On June 27 a €9m contract was awarded to Alcatel Transport Automation for resignalling of the 30 km Seetalbahn between Lenzburg and Eschenbach. As well as 24 colourlight signals, 26 point motors and 70 level crossing control systems, Alcatel will provide its Elektra 6131 LockTrac electronic interlocking, AlTrac automatic train protection and 131 axle counters for train location. Commissioning of the completed installation is scheduled for November 2002.