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36 metro cars to the city of Santiago in Chile

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07/01/2008 AT 06:00

12 trains, each composed of 3 stainless steel Metropolis cars, will be manufactured at Alstom's site in Lapa, Brazil. The Villeurbanne, Tarbes and Ornans sites (France) will supply the electrical traction and train control equipment, the Saint-Ouen site (France) will equip the trains with onboard Automatic Train Control (ATC¹), while the passenger information system will come from the Montreal site (Canada). Delivery of the new cars is expected for the end of 2009.

Alstom Chile's teams will install the bogies at one of Metro de Santiago's maintenance workshops and will also provide technical support during the warranty period.
In fulfilling this contract, Alstom Transport will rely on its expertise in urban transport, in particular regarding metro systems. Today over 2,500 Metropolis cars have been sold worldwide. Since 1998, Alstom has been constructing and outfitting the Singapore metro, the largest automatic metro system in the world. In 2003, Alstom won the Lausanne automatic metro contract. And in China, Alstom is responsible for the signalling on line 2 of the Beijing metro, which will serve the 2008 Olympic Games facilities.

90 million euros for the Rabat tramway

Alstom has signed a contract worth 90 million euros with the Agence pour l'Aménagement de la Vallée du Bouregreg (Bouregreg Valley Development Agency - AAVB) for the supply of 22 trams, each consisting of two Citadis trainsets, for the future Rabat-Salé network.

Alstom wins contract for rail line in Tunis

The Tunisian national rail company, SNCFT, granted a contract to the consortium lead by Alstom for installation of electrical work and signalling on the Tunis-Borj Cedria rail line (southern suburbs of Tunis). The contract is worth a total of €54 million, of which €36 million will go to Alstom.

Argentina chooses Alstom to build a very HS line

The President of the Argentine Republic, Cristina Fernàndez Kirchner, officially announced on 16 January, 2008, that Alstom and its partners IECSA, Emepa, Isolux Corsan have been awarded the first very high speed link project in Latin America, between Buenos Aires, Rosario and Cordoba.

Canadian Court recognises Alstom

On 9 January 2008, the Quebec Superior Court gave a ruling which establishes the validity of Alstom's request to have the right to participate in an invitation to tender for the replacement of Montreal's fleet of metro cars.

Extended contract with Amtrak

Amtrak, the United StatesThis extension is awarded after only 11 months of operation of the original 5 year contract, which shows the confidence of the customer within Alstom.

Entry into service of the Tunis tram

On Monday, 17 September, the first trams were put into service on the Tunis “light metro” network.

Visit of a Chilean delegation on 17 July

The municipality of Vitacura, located in Gran Santiago in Chile, is set to acquire its own tramway.

Alstom to supply 360 subway cars

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted today to award an €810 million ($1.12 billion) option for 620 new heavy rail subway cars to Alstom and Kawasaki. Alstom will supply 360 cars for about €500 million.

A high speed line in Argentina

Alstom and its Argentinian and European partners (IECSA, EMEPA and ISOLUX), confirmed on 27 March that they have submitted a bid to the Argentinian authorities for the Buenos Aires-Rosario-Cordoba high speed turnkey project. This bid has the financial support of the French bank, Société Générale.

Alstom delivers the first two trams for Tunis

On 14 March, Alstom delivered the first two Citadis trams for line 1 of the Tunis network to Mr. Chedly Hajri, CEO of Transtu, operator of the Tunis tram network. Mr. Abderrahim Zouari, Tunisia's Minister of Transport, took part in the event.

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