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The launching of Line 5 of São Paulo's metro

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A few years ago, ALSTOM was selected to lead the Sistrem
Consortium to build the new Line 5 of the São Paulo metro.
Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM), the
public-sector organization responsible for suburban railway
transport in São Paulo State, selected the Sistrem
Consortium led by ALSTOM, to build its new 9.4 km line and six
stations from Capão Redondo to Largo Treze.

The Sistrem Consortium was formed to undertake the project on
a turnkey basis. ALSTOM was responsible for the overall technical
management of the project, systems integration, 48 METROPOLIS
cars (eight trains with six cars each), the signaling system, the
operational control center and various items of electrical and
mechanical equipment for the stations.

Other members of the Consortium are: Siemens (Brazil and
Germany), which provided the high and medium voltage power supply
equipment and auxiliary inverters for the rolling stock; Balfour
Beatty (Brazil), which provided rectifiers and auxiliary
substations; Bombardier (Brazil), which provided the overhead
line and elements of the signaling system; CAF (Spain), which
provided bogies and couplers for the rolling stock.

The project was successfully completed and was launched by the
Secretary of State for Metropolitan Transport of São Paulo
on 20 October 2002. In addition, Michel Moreau, President of
ALTSOM Transport, visited the new line on the 29 September
2002.

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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