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As a member of the Al Shoula consortium that was awarded signalling, operation and maintenance for the Haramain High Speed Line, Invensys Rail will provide the full turn-key signalling and train control systems.
Invensys Rail’s share of the three year construction phase is valued at around US$409mn. Its share of the 12 year maintenance phase is around US$254 mn.
The systems used by Invensys Rail will include its FUTUR 3000 and FUTUR 2500 Level 2 ERTMS solution and also includes centralised traffic control, electronic interlockings, LED wayside signals, train detection systems and on board ETCS equipment for the 34-strong train fleet. The contract includes a 12 year maintenance period.
The Haramain railway is a new 444 km section of a high speed line designed to provide a fast, comfortable, reliable and safe mode of transport for passengers travelling between Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah . Trains will travel at a commercial speed of 300 km/h under a 25kV overhead electrification system using Invensys Rail’s Level 2 ERTMS technology for train protection.
Wayne Edmunds, Chief Executive of Invensys, commented: “This is a major breakthrough for Invensys Rail. We are particularly delighted to be part of this team and we look forward to continuing to grow our presence in the global railway signalling and train control market.”
The Saudi-Spanish consortium is led by the Saudi company Al Shoula and includes the Spanish Railways Operator RENFE, the Madrid-based rolling stock manufacturer Talgo and Invensys Rail’s Spanish subsidiary, Dimetronic.