Alcatel is awarded two contracts to modernize Hungarian railways

19 octobre 2021 Pierre Perrin-Monlouis

Paris, March 21, 2005 – Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) announced today that it has been awarded two contracts for the installation of signaling and train control systems to modernize both the Komárom railway station, situated on the line which links Vienna to Budapest (TEN Corridor IV), as well as an 85 km line between Zalalövö and Boba which connects Budapest with Slovenia (TEN Corridor V).

These two contracts, valued at Euro 42 million, were awarded by MÁV, the Hungarian State Railways, to the consortium formed by Alcatel with Mávepcell, a major Hungarian civil works company.

Alcatel’s solutions will lead to improved railway services on these lines, which are strategic to the Hungarian network. The solutions will also enable better capacity utilization and an acceleration of international freight traffic, thus strengthening the economy along these railway corridors.

For both projects, Alcatel will supply, install and commission its modular Alcatel 6131 LockTrac (ELEKTRA) interlocking solution, providing reliable and safe train routing; it will also supply signaling outdoor equipment consisting of track occupancy systems, point machines, signals, level crossings and telecommunication equipment. For the Komárom railway station, Alcatel will also supply, install and commission its Alcatel 6413 AlTrac system, the Alcatel ERTMS/ETCS Level 1- compliant train control system enabling interoperable rail traffic within Europe, as well as point heating equipment.

The TEN corridor V is of strategic importance for the development of Hungary’s export business and the growth of tourism in this region. The modernization of the Komárom railway station is critical to enable high quality railway services on the most important line of MÁV’s network. MAV relies on Alcatel as a long-term partner to successfully complete these two challenging projects.

“Including these orders, Alcatel will have deployed 25 electronic interlocking solutions in the Hungarian railway network. These projects underline once again our commitment to help railway operators achieve their business objectives and reinforce our position as a provider of innovative signaling solutions for the Hungarian rail industry,” said Jean-Pierre Forestier, President of Alcatel’s Transport Automation activities.

About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks; applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.3 billion in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.

About Alcatel Transport Automation Solutions
To meet the challenges of globalization, deregulation and increased mobility, Alcatel offers a host of advanced main line railway solutions to ensure safe, reliable and comfortable transportation of passengers and freight through the network. Drawing on a wide international experience in all aspects of transport automation, Alcatel is a leading worldwide supplier of signaling – train control, train routing, control centers – and integrated rail communications. For main lines operators around the world, Alcatel’s offering includes AlTrac (in compliance with ERTMS/ETCS specifications) for train control, NetTrac for network management, LockTrac proven electronic interlocking system, and FieldTrac field equipment (axle counters, point machines, signals…). For more information, visit us on the Internet:

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