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Buenos Aires welcomes its last Metropolis trainset

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03/09/2009 AT 07:04

The implementation of this contract, intended for the D line of Buenos Aires metro network, had started in 2004. The cars were built in Alstom Transport's Brazilian manufacturing site in Lapa. Interior fittings, electronic systems and static tests were carried out in La Plata's site, in Argentina.

On the latest built cars, a 6th car was added to increase the train capacity. These trains are equipped with the latest Alstom technological (ONIXTM traction systems, speed control systems) and comfort (passengers' information system, air conditioning, ergonomic seats and four doors per car to ease the passengers' flow at peak hours) standards, and may carry up to 1020 passengers.

Alstom delivers the first train for Sao Paulo

This train is part of a project for the supply of 16 trains (96 cars). It was received by the Governor of Sao Paulo State, Mr. José Serra, the Mayor of São Paulo, Gilberto Kassab and the Secretary of Metropolitan Transports for Sao Paulo State, José Luiz Portella Pereira.

Tunis welcome their new tramway

In Tunis, Alstom has just completed the extension of the southern tramway line extension.

Alstom to supply an additional 242 metro to NYC

Alstom to supply an additioNew York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded Alstom, in partnership with Kawasaki, an order worth a total of €560 million ( 784 million) for the manufacture of a further 382 R160 subway cars. nal 242 subway cars to NYC

Alstom ready to make San Francisco-Los Angeles

The Californians not only voted to elect their president, they also approved with 52 percent of the vote a $10 billion bond issue for a high-speed rail line spanning all along the Golden State.

Alstom wins a major contract in São Paulo

Alstom has been selected by the government of the State of São Paulo, to supply a fully automated system for lines 1, 2 and 3 of the São Paulo metro. The project is worth around €280 million and concerns the complete renovation of the existing train control system.

36 metro cars to the city of Santiago in Chile

Alstom has signed a contract worth about €47 million (US$71 million) with operator Metro de Santiago for the supply of 36 Metropolis cars for use on lines 4 and 4A of the metro system in Santiago, Chile. This is an option from a contract signed in 2002.

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.

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