10/21/2010 AT 07:04
Part of Alstom's Metropolis range, the metros will be developed and manufactured in Alstom's Lapa plant where the company employs 850 people. Delivery will take place by mid 2012.
The trains will operate on the existing line 11, known as “East Express”, connecting the East metropolitan region of Sao Paulo to the city centre and transporting every day an average of 521,000 passengers.
Composed of 8 cars each, CPTM's Metropolis will make access and getting around on board easier thanks to extra wide chairs, gangways between the coaches and a lightening system informing the hearing handicapped of the doors opening and closing. Besides, dynamic travel information, air conditioning, security camera, smoke detectors and fire extinguishing system will improve passengers' comfort and safety.
“Alstom has tradition in supplying trains to São Paulo. We are pleased with this recently signed contract, which means a better transport standard in terms of quality, comfort and safety for Sao Paulo's population”, declared Ramon Fondevila, Alstom Transport Managing Director for Brazil.
The 11 other trainsets, also manufactured at Alstom's facility in Lapa (Brazil), are currently being delivered and undergo their final tests.
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.