Auckland Transport has awarded CAF Signaling a new contract to equip 72 electrical units (EMUs) with its on-board system “AURIGA OBS BL 2 ERTMS / ETCS + ATO” in New Zealand. Furthermore, the company has signed with Keolis Amey (Wales and Borders Rail Franchise) in the United Kingdom the installation in another 21 EMU units of the “AURIGA OBS BL 3 R 2 ERTMS / ETCS” on-board system.
AURIGA is the comprehensive solution developed by CAF Signaling for the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).
On the one hand, AURIGA OBS ERTMS has been designed to carry out a safe supervision of the movement of the train with high availability and fail-safe operation, while the AURIGA ATO performs predictable train driving that adheres to the timetables planned to maximise energy savings and enhance passenger comfort.
It should be noted that the AURIGA OBS system has already been chosen for a significant number of projects such as 118 Civity EMUs for NS (Holland), 98 Civity EMUs and DMUs for Northern-Arriva (UK), 30 civity EMUs for the Interurban Train of Mexico Toluca (Mexico) and the Oaris, the very high speed train operated by for RENFE (Spain).
With these two new contracts, CAF Signaling bolsters its presence in the international market.