Croatian Device Increases Railway Safety

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The contract is worth 12 million kunas.

A contract was signed today for the procurement of equipment needed for the automatic train stop system on trains owned by the Croatian Railways Passenger Transport public company. The total value of the contract is 11,950,339 kunas. The agreement was signed by the managing director of Croatian Railways Passenger Transport Željko Ukić and CEO of Altpro Zvonimir Viduka, while the project will be funded by a loan provided by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), reports on September 11, 2017.

In addition to this project, the IBRD has also provided a loan to finance the Sustainable Development Project of the Croatian Railway Sector which covers a fleet renewal project. The total amount of loans for Croatian Railways Passenger Transport is 43 million euros.

In view of the amendments to the Law on Railway Safety and Interoperability, which mandates that automatic train stop systems must be installed on all trains, the equipment will be fitted to the remaining 48 trains.

The contract value is 11,950,339 kunas (excluding VAT), with successive deliveries. For the first ten trains, the equipment will be delivered within 30 days, while the deadline for delivery of the equipment for the last train is 180 days.

Installing the automatic train stop system will increase the level of railway safety. The system, based on the Indusi technology, is a high-tech product which warns the driver or automatically stops the train depending on the vehicle speed data collected when passing along the signal devices on the track. The system is resistant to all kinds of vibrations, tremors and shocks which affect railway vehicles and represents a comprehensive solution for the track and infrastructure safety system based on the low cost-high tech model. It is adapted to communicate with other security systems and the unique ETCS European standard for signal-security and communication systems.

“We are very pleased with the fact that this highly advanced Croatian product, after a successful launch on markets such as Canada, Indonesia, Israel, Turkey, Great Britain and Austria, will now contribute to the safety of passengers on the Croatian railways as well,” said Zvonimir Viduka, the CEO of Altpro.

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