Algerian railway agency ANESRIF has awarded a contract to ESTEL

Algerian railway agency ANESRIF has awarded a contract to ESTEL, a joint venture between Siemens and national railway SNTF, to provide signalling and telecommunication systems on a new 129km rail line from Mecheria to El Bayadh, Algeria.

Siemens’ share in the contract is worth €69m and the company will be responsible for equipping the line with Trainguard 100 for European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 1, automatic operations control system Vicos and five Simis W electronic interlockings.

In addition to the equipment of the control centre, Siemens will also provide training to staff to acquaint them with the use of the new technology.Siemens’ Trainguard for ETCS-Level 1 transmits drive and control commands electronically to the train computer via Eurobalises that will be displayed to the driver.


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