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Alcatel-Lucent and Thales awarded two contracts for the Northern section of Shanghai’s longest train line


Thales to supply CBTC signalling system by 2012 – Alcatel-Lucent to provide network integration

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Thales, today announced that they have signed two further contracts with Shanghai Shentong Metro Co, Ltd. . Shanghai Shentong Group Co. awarded the contracts valued at 50 million Euros (RMB 518 million) to a consortium involving Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China, Thales Rail Signalling Solutions and Shanghai Automation Instrumentation Co. Under this new project Alcatel Shanghai Bell will be providing a turnkey integrated communications system, with Services experts responsible for project management and network integration services. The company will also be responsible for maintaining the multi-vendor solution. Thales will provide its world-leading SelTrac Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system for the automatic operation of Shanghai’s new metro Line 11, currently the longest train line in the city.

The Northern section of Line 11 will be built in three stages. Phase one, which is to be completed in 2009, is 44.9km long and will serve 21 stations with 58 trains from Jiading North station to Jiangsu Road station, including a branch line to Anting station. Phase two, which is scheduled to be ready for passenger service in 2012, will initially span across 14.6 km serving eight stations from Shanghai Jiao Tong University to Sanlin station. A further extension is planned to service five additional stations in the future.

“These new contracts expand the train network, which is served by Thales’ world leading Seltrac CBTC solution. With more than 20 years’ experience, Thales has previously developed and smoothly implemented the solution in many cities throughout the world. On the Shanghai project, lines six, eight and nine, which stretch across 90km have been successfully put into operation within two years .The efficient and effective implementation of this project reflects the strength and expertise of our consortium,” said Jean-Pierre Forestier, Vice President, Managing Director of Thales Rail Signalling activity.

“This state-of-art communications and signalling solution has been tailor made for the Shanghai Shentong Metro Co, Ltd., to meet their stringent requirements.” said Michael Fabian, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s Industry and Public Sector activities. “Our highly skilled local team, along with our global network integration expertise ensures that the solution will be deployed with minimal risk.”

The contracts further highlight Thales’ and Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in serving the urban rail industry. Thales is a worldwide leader in the supply of fully automated train control and communications solutions. Alcatel-Lucent is the network integrator of choice for carriers and enterprises seeking to solve complex communications challenges.


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