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Philippines: Teltronic to provide full TETRA solution for Manila Metro Line MRT-7

Metro_manila_map.pngTeltronic, a subsidiary of Hytera, will provide a complete TETRA communications solution for the “Manila Metro Rail Transit Line 7” in Metro Manila (the urban area surrounding the Philippine capital city, Manila), a project being developed by SMC Mass Rail Transit 7, Inc (SMC). 

The contract – awarded to Teltronic by rolling stock manufacturer and E&M turn-key provider Hyundai Rotem – will see the provision of NEBULA TETRA infrastructure, RTP-603 on-board equipment, STP9000 hand-portable and SRG3900 fixed radios, and a CeCo-TRANS control centre. 

The onboard equipment will be fully integrated with both the train control and management system – allowing remote vehicle monitoring from the control centre – and the public address and intercom systems, providing communication between passengers and control in emergency situations. 

MRT-7 will serve around 350,000 passengers a day when operations begin in August 2019, potentially rising to 800,000 per day once a series of planned upgrades are complete. The 22.8km 14-station line will run northeast from an interchange with Line MRT-3 at North Avenue, serving Quezon City, Caloocan City, and San Jose del Monte in Bulacan province. 

Josep Jonch, business development manager – APAC, said: “This prestigious win builds on our strong working relationship with Hyundai Rotem, proven over previous projects such as Seoul Metro (Korea) and Salvador Bahia Metro (Brazil).   

“By leveraging the power of TETRA technology, this end-to-end solution will enable SMC to communicate in a mission-critical way with the personnel involved with the operation of the MRT-7. It will also allow real-time monitoring of vehicle and the location of the train among other functionalities, making a vital contribution to the safe transportation of thousands of passengers each day."

Image: Map of Metro Manila; credit: Magalhães/Wikimedia Commons

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