Alstom has signed a contract worth around 5 million euros to provide the signalling system for the new viaduct of the San Martín Line, as subcontracted by Unión Transitoria GREEN SA-ROTTIO SA-VFE-UNIÓN TRANSITORIA, within the framework of the project Viaducto Ferrocarril San Martín Palermo-Paternal stretch of Autopistas Urbanas SA.
The San Martín line is one of the 7 suburban train lines of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires. Currently, it provides passenger services between the Retiro and Dr. Cabred stations (76 km), transporting 170,000 passengers per day. It composes a total of 22 stations, starting from the City of Buenos Aires crossing Tres de Febrero, Morón, Hurlingham, San Miguel, José C. Paz, Pilar and Luján areas.
The San Martín Viaduct will run through 5 kilometers of the current route of the San Martín Railroad, connecting Retiro and Paternal in an elevated railway. Thus, 11 barriers will be eliminated and 9 additional safe crossings will be generated, optimizing mobility in the City.
Alstom will provide its interlocking technology at a joint level with the traditional signalling system products: point machines, signals, local control post and track circuits.
“We are very pleased to celebrate this new contract in Argentina. Alstom is proud to work on projects that mean a substantial change in the functioning of the Buenos Aires public transport, optimizing the operation and making it safer for the thousands of passengers who use it every day,” said Ernesto Garberoglio, Managing Director of Alstom Argentina.
“We continue our efforts, investing more and more in the country and in the region to improve signalling and the modernization of transport systems. For Alstom, it is an honor to provide equipment of excellence to the rail lines of Buenos Aires”, added Luciano Barbieri, Managing Director of Signaling for Alstom in Latin America.
Alstom has been present in Argentina since 1993 supplying signalling systems for the Buenos Aires Metro, as well as the maintenance and modernization of the metro and suburban rail lines. Recently, Alstom signed a new signalling contract for the suburban Belgrano Norte line in Buenos Aires, Argentina.