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Alstom awarded Hong Kong track contract

Posted on December 19, 2013

Alstom was awarded a contract by MTR Corp. Ltd., Hong Kong’s metro network operator, to build, install, test and put into service an approximately 13-mile-long track, which includes approximately three miles of depot and sidings, and a 25kV overhead line, including the catenary system, for the city’s new Shatin-Central Link.

The contract value for Alstom is approximately $56 million. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

It is expected that in 2021 more than one million passenger trips will be made daily on the Shatin-Central Link, which will connect several existing railway lines to form two strategic railway corridors, namely the "East West" and the "North South" corridors.

The project assigned to Alstom involves the extension of the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai to the West Rail via East Kowloon to form the “East West Corridor,” which includes seven stations.

This is Alstom’s third metro infrastructure systems contract in Hong Kong after the South Island Line (East) and Kwun Tong Line Extension contracts in 2012. The company has also cooperated with MTR on signaling systems, train renovations and other services.

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