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METROPOLIS trains enter service on Shanghai's Xinmin metro line


Service began on Shanghai’s Xinmin line on November 25, 2003 with four ALSTOM-designed METROPOLIS trainsets (three in operation, one available for backup).

ALSTOM and Shanghai ALSTOM Transport Co. (SATCO) will build a total of 68 cars for the Xinmin line. SATCO is a joint venture between ALSTOM and Shanghai Electric Corp.

In addition to the cars for the Xinmin Line, ALSTOM and SATCO are also building METROPOLIS trains for the city’s future Yangpu Line. METROPOLIS trains built by ALSTOM and Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works have been in service on the Pearl Line (Line 3) since November 2002, and ALSTOM is supplying its URBALIS 200 signaling and train-control information solution for this line.

In total, Shanghai has ordered 488 METROPOLIS cars for its metro lines.

With more than 35 product lines and a presence in more than 60 countries, ALSTOM's Transport sector offers complete products and services for new rolling stock, signaling and electrical and mecanical infrastructure as well as maintenance and rehabilitation services to four distinct types of customers: urban transit authorities and operators; intercity passenger rail operators and rolling stock owners; rail freight operators; and intercity railway infrastructure owners. ALSTOM's Transport sector, with sales of €5.1 billion in financial year 2002-2003, is among the world's leading suppliers to the railway industry.

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