EUROPE: Alstom has announced contracts to supply ETCS onboard equipment to Belgium’s SNCB and Deutsche Bahn in Germany.

The SNCB contract is worth €70m and covers the design, supply and maintenance for 10 years of Atlas 200 ETCS Level 2 onboard equipment for 449 trains of five types. Installation is to be undertaken by SNCB from 2016.

Alstom is currently deploying Atlas 200 in Denmark, Germany, Austria and Australia, with its order from SNCB being the fifth for ETCS Level 2 equipment compliant with Baseline 3 specifications.

Meanwhile, DB has awarded Alstom a €23m contract to equip 40 ICE1 high speed trainsets, including six years of software maintenance. There is an option to equip a further 19 trainsets. The ICE1 trainsets will operate on the high speed line between Berlin, Leipzig/Halle, Nürnberg and München from December 2017, with some running to Basel under ETCS Level 1 limited supervision.