Alstom has completed its signaling interlocking technology project for the Serbian Railway Company. Alstom, working in cooperation with the Serbian Mihajlo Pupin Institute on the project, was awarded the contract by Russian RZD International.
Under the contract, Alstom delivered its Smartlock 400 interlocking solution, which interfaces directly with trackside equipment, with no need for intermediate relays. The project integrates the solution with new equipment designed and produced by the Mihajlo Pupin Institute, never used before on an industrial scale. The solution has become operational following extensive tests. It is Alstom’s first signaling contract in Serbia.
“We are extremely proud to have succeeded in delivering this pioneering project in just 20 months together with our local partner, the Mihajlo Pupin Institute, in a challenging environment,” said Gabriel Stanciu, Alstom managing director for Romania, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova. “This is one of the first implementations of a modern interlocking system in Serbia, where the signalling and operating rules are very different from other European countries.”
Alstom’s team in Romania was in charge of the engineering and project management while the team in Bologna (Italy) delivered the products and contributed to the project coordination.