Installation and commissioning of the new signal interlocking between Eskisehir and Balikesir has been completed and is now in service.
Commissioning of the interlockings on the 328-km-long Eskisehir-Kutahya-Balikesir route has been completed, ensuring the safe movement of trains on this modernized and electrified route.
The project was carried out by Alstom in 8 geographical sections. Each section has a separate interlocking covering the signalling of all stations, sidings and level crossings within that area.
The first five sections covering Eskisehir to Balikoy were commissioned in December 2020, and the remaining three sections covering Balikoy to Balikesir were commissioned in February 2021.
The whole system covers 350 km of tracks, 27 stations, 5 sidings and 54 level crossings, linked to a telecommunications and traffic control center (CTC).
Alstom also installed the interlocking system on the 25-km-long Kayseri Northern Pass in 2016.
Cover photo: Alstom ©
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