05/06/2011 AT 08:25
Proinversion, an agency promoting private investment in Peru, has awarded a 30-year concession for the operation and maintenance of the country's first metro line to the consortium GYM Ferrovias S.A. (1). The line will serve the districts of Villa El Salvador, Avenida Grau and San Juan de Lurigancho.. Alstom will supply the consortium with 19 trainsets of five coaches each. The first tramset will be delivered in late 2012, and is due to be commissioned in 2013.
The Latin America's fifth largest city, Lima has around 10 million inhabitants, and the metro line is designed to alleviate the city's transportation problems. In its final configuration, it will cover nearly 34 kilometres, connecting Lima's neighbourhoods from north to south via 26 stations. The metro network could eventually total seven lines.
The trainsets for the Lima metro will be designed and manufactured by Alstom production facilities in Europe. The large doors, continuous low floor, extra wide seats and gangways between the coaches will make access and getting around on board much easier. Dynamic information displays and an interior design favouring natural light will improve passengers' safety and comfort.
To date, 4,000 Metropolis coaches have been sold throughout the world. Alstom has equipped the cities of Barcelona, Istanbul, Singapore, Shanghai, Nanking, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Santo Domingo, among others. One out of every four metros operating worldwide is an Alstom metro.
The consortium comprising Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport confirmed today it has received the Notice to Proceed from Société de transport de Montréal (STM) on the supply of 468 metro cars (52 nine-car trainsets).
CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos), the suburban trains operator of São Paulo metropolitan area in Brazil, has placed an order with Alstom Transport for 9 trainsets for a total amount of around €80 million.
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.