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These new trains are outfitted with a signalling system for automatic train operation (ATO). Alstom will also install this system in the fleet of 20 trainsets that were already in use, as well as along the entire length of the network (47 km) and at the 29 stations.
Thanks to the new trains and this signalling system, Brasília's two lines capacity will double to carry more than 300,000 people daily and the frequency between two trains will be 3 minutes instead of the current 4.5 minutes.
The metro network of Mexico City is one of the largest in the world, with 4.5 million daily trips. It has 11 lines covering over 200 km of rail. Line 12 will be 24 km in length, serve 22 stations and link the districts of Tlahuac and Mixcoac, in the southern area of the city.
A new Alstom site dedicated to rail services (maintenance, modernisation and the distribution of spare parts) opened in December 2009 at Mare Island in California, as Alstom develops its know-how in the service field in North America.
The Chilean operator Metro de Santiago has awarded Alstom Transport a contract to supply automatic train control system for Santiago metro's line 1 (27 stations, 20 km).
Casa Transports, the public company in charge of the construction of the tramway network in Casablanca, Morocco, has chosen Alstom for the delivery and maintenance of 74 Citadis trams.
Alstom has recently delivered the first of 20 Prima II locomotives ordered by the Moroccan National Railway Office (ONCF).
The Brasília Government has signed a contract with the Bastram consortium for phase 1 of the tramway project. Alstom's share of this first phase is around €140 million.
Alstom Transport has won a contract worth around €110 million to supply 12 trainsets composed of four Metropolis cars each for the Brasilia metro network in Brazil The first deliveries are planned for 2010.
Alstom has been selected by Caltrans to renovate all 66 bi-level intercity passenger vehicles from its California car fleet.
Alstom delivered to the Moroccan national railway operator (ONCF) the new signalling equipment for the Jorf Lasfar station, located southwest of Casablanca.
On 3 May 2009, Algiers' first suburban electric line, energized by Alstom Transport and its local partners Infrarail and Baticim, was put into service by the Algerian rail transport company (SNTF) after one month of passengerless technical testing of the rolling stock.