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Transportation: SYTRAL awarded a €58 million contract to AREVA for the renovation of Lyon automated subway

Press release

FINANCE / REACTORS AND SERVICES

January 27, 2009

AREVA has been chosen by SYTRAL, the Lyon region public transport authority, to replace the signaling systems of metro lines A and B. For SYTRAL, owner of one of the most innovative public transport networks in Europe, this program shall not only upgrade the lines, but also provide a solution to increasing traffic demand.

A new CBTC(*) automatic train control system will be installed, based on AREVA TA Pegasus™ products that allow to significantly increase capacity while providing the highest safety to the passengers.

The renovated and extended metro line B will go into service in 2013. In a second stage, lines A and B will be equipped with an automatic driverless system such as the one in service on line D.

The contract has been awarded to a consortium, including AREVA TA (leader), ACC-IM (Clermont-Ferrand based, renovation of rolling stock) and EURIWARE** (system tests and maintenance).

SYTRAL Chairman, Bernard Rivalta, emphasized that this contract is starting a long-term collaboration with AREVA to ensure the Lyon subway remains a leading-edge operation.

Dominique Mockly, CEO of AREVA TA, described the contract as "confirmation of AREVA's capabilities and innovation in safety control systems."

(*) CBTC: Communication-Based Train Control
(**) EURIWARE is a 100% AREVA subsidiary

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