CBI member Alstom has been awarded a 17 million euro contract by Shanghai Shentong to supply traction systems , static inverters (SIV), and train control monitoring systems (TCMS) for 64 new metro cars  destined to circulate on Shanghai metro line 2.
The new metro cars will extend 16 existing metro train-sets from four cars to eight in order to increase transport capacity of the line which is facing higher ridership.
Shanghai metro line 2 connects the city from the west to the east via 30 stations in a total length of 64 km, connecting two airports and major tourist sites in Shanghai including Jing’An temple, Nanjing Road, The Bund, Lujiazui and Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.
Today, 360 metro cars are circulating on the line for which Alstom supplied traction systems, SIV and TCMS in 2006 and 2008. Under this contract, Alstom is in charge of supplying its ONIX system, which includes traction inverters, motors, static inverters and a train control and monitoring system. The ONIX system is designed to improve operational performance and reduce life cycle costs by using regenerative electrical braking. The TCMS system, which interfaces, controls and monitors train equipment and processes, allows full control system integration.
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