A team of French firms comprising Alstom and Bouygues Travaux Publics has secured a contract with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) to upgrade and extend Light Rail Transit Line 1 of Philippines’ Manila metro.
The contract is valued at about €450m, with Alstom’s share being nearly €160m.
The existing LRT-1 line stretches 20km with 20 stations along its route, while the extension will add 12km and eight stations, thereby increasing its passenger handling capacity to 800,000 per day.
Alstom’s scope of work is to deliver an integrated metro solution with signaling and communication system, traction power supply, track work on the extended line including one new depot as well as an extension of the existing depot.
In addition, the company will also equip Atlas 100 on-board signaling solution for 60 trains and overhauling the signaling system for the existing 20km line.
The extended line is expected to start commercial operations in 2020.
Alstom Asia Pacific senior vice president Dominique Pouliquen said: “We are pleased to sign this contract today which aims to offer Manila’s inhabitants a safe, fast and reliable transportation system which takes part in the economic development of the Philippines. Alstom is looking forward to providing customers and partners its expertise in integrated transport solutions.”