Istanbul metro M5 station

Photos: Btian P Dorsam, CC BY-SA 4.0

TURKEY: Alstom is to supply, test and commission communications-based train control systems for the 11 km Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe – Sultanbeyli eastern extension of the driverless metro Line M5 on the Asian side of Istanbul.

The contract announced on November 25 has been awarded by the joint venture of Doğuş, Özaltin and Yapı Merkezi which is building the extension on behalf of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

It covers the supply of trackside CBTC systems for eight stations and onboard equipment for four new trainsets. This will support driverless operation with 90 sec headways, providing a capacity of 120 000 passengers/h.