CANADA: Regional transport agency Metrolinx has awarded Alstom a €113m contract to provide a computer-based integrated train control system covering the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. Commissioning is scheduled for late 2018.

Announcing the contract on September 10, Alstom said its Iconis technology would provide a single control centre with advanced traffic control and operations management functionality. This would give a comprehensive view of the 452 route-km network which carries 253 weekday trains, and support the optimisation of each train movement and the management of preventive maintenance work.

The project will be undertaken by Alstom’s office in Toronto.