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Alstom, in charge of study for tramway in Bogotá

03/04/2014

With a project for the tramway of Bogotá, Alstom should increase its operations in the Transport Sector of Colombia. The company was accepted by the government of Bogotá to conduct the feasibility studies of a tramway to Séptima expressway, one of the most important in the city. 

The project is a public-private partnership (PPP), in which Canadian SNC Lavalin also participates, to deliver in March 2015 the studies for the structuring, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the tramway of Bogotá. The line is 21 kilometers long and has an estimated cost of 1.3 billion pesos.

“We chose the tramway because it required much width less space than the other mass transport systems”, said Juan Jorge Celis Neira, president of Alstom Colombia. “The idea is that it is multimode and complemented with a heavy metro.”

One of the advantages of the project is that it is modular: the number of cars can be adapted depending on the flow of passengers. 

Alstom’s feasibility studies for the Bogotá tramway are also a highlight in the Colombian press.

Click here to see an interview of Juan Jorge Celis to Portafolio.