The new signaling system for the Material and Workshop Park provides greater reliability and safety.
Efacec has once again been selected by Metro do Porto to supply solutions that contribute to the reliability and safety of the operation. The new project ensures a high quality of service for this public transport system, which is of the utmost importance to the Porto metropolitan area.
The design and construction contract has an overall value of €4 million, of which €2.3 million has now been contracted for the first phase of the project. The purpose of the contract is to supply the signaling system for the new Material and Workshop Park (PMO) under construction as part of the extension of the Yellow Line to Vila d’Este, in Vila Nova de Gaia.
This new order reinforces Efacec’s participation in the expansion of the Metro do Porto network, currently underway, in which it is already involved in the electrification of the Yellow Line and the new Circular Line.
The solution that Efacec will provide for managing the safe movement of vehicles within the PMO is based on the “AEGIS by Efacec” signaling system.
Innovative and developed entirely by the company following the highest levels of safety required in railway environments, this is the only solution of its kind produced by the Portuguese industry, which reinforces the inclusion of national technology in the country’s mobility infrastructures.
For Ângelo Ramalho, Chairman and CEO of Efacec, “This contract reinforces the confidence in our work and know-how and allows us to continue to guarantee the high quality of Metro do Porto, the public transport system of great importance in the city of Porto, of which Efacec has been a partner for 20 years“.
The mobility sector is one of Efacec’s main areas of activity and the supply of technological solutions for metro-rail projects has been developed in conjunction with important international players and in various markets, with a special focus on Northern Europe.
The company is currently taking part in the construction of the Sydavnen Line of the Copenhagen Metro (Denmark), the renovation of the Dublin Metro Command Centre (Ireland), the extension of the Yellow Line and the new Circular Line of the Porto Metro (Portugal), as well as the design, construction and maintenance of the Mondego Mobility System (Portugal).