Systra Sotecni, SWS Engineering and Alstom will provide a new signalling system to all the EAV Vesuvian lines.

Karel Novak, Published on 05/01/2023
Systra Sotecni, SWS Engineering and Alstom will provide a new signalling system to all the EAV Vesuvian lines.
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Alstom acting as the Head of a Temporary Association of Enterprises (ATI), consisting of Consorzio Integra, Icop, and Euroferroviaria, with engineering assigned to companies including Systra Sotecni, SWS Engineering and Alstom, who will provide a new signalling system to the EAV Vesuvian lines.


The contract signed between ATI and Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l. (EAV), the public transport operator in the Campania Region is worth 292 million euros. It also provides for the construction of an innovative signalling system on more than 140 km of the Vesuvian lines with ACCM and ERTMS solutions, the most advanced system for the supervision and control of train operation available today.

“We are pleased to give a new impetus to mobility in the Naples metropolitan area with our ERTMS signaling system on more than 140 km of the line,” said Michele Viale, General Manager of Alstom Italy and President and CEO of Alstom Ferroviaria. “The proposed system meets the technical specifications required by the European Union and CENELEC standards for railway safety, guaranteeing the highest safety standards.”

In addition, it is planned to upgrade the railway and technological installations and infrastructure works (stations, tunnels, works of art) on the Castellammare-Sorrento section allowing a maximum traffic capacity of one train every twelve minutes.

“The contract signed with Alstom will make it possible to bring EAV's Vesuvius railway infrastructure up to national and European best practices with a radical railway overhaul, as well as civil and technological works on the Castellammare-Sorrento section,” said EAV President Umberto de Gregorio.

The project also includes an Alstom solution for substations that saves energy and costs by feeding more than 99% of the energy generated by the train braking back into the grid. The work will be carried out by June 2026.

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