Siemens has received an order from Nanjing Research Institute of Electronic Technology (NRIET) to supply state-of-the-art CBTC signaling technology for Line 1 of the metro system in Suzhou, China. The end customer is Suzhou Metro Corporation. The order is worth some 20 million euros. The start of passenger services is scheduled for mid-2012.
Suzhou, one of the oldest cities in the east of China, is about 80 kilometers from Shanghai and has around six million inhabitants. Siemens Mobility has won an order to equip the new metro line 1 in the Chinese city of Suzhou with signaling technology.
The scope of supply for the almost 26-km-long route includes the Trainguard MT communications-based train control system (CBTC) with Airlink, the free-propagation radio (WLAN) system, the Sicas ECC electronic interlocking system and AzS axle counters, cooperating with NRIET in the Vicos OC 501 operations control system. Siemens is acting as a subcontractor for the main contractor NRIET, who is responsible for overall integration of the installation. Siemens has had a long-standing partnership with NRIET in China. Line 1 in Nanjing commenced operations in 2005 after successful collaboration and Siemens is also currently equipping Line 2 in Nanjing with signaling technology in cooperation with NRIET.