ALSTOM to supply trains worth 290 million for
automatic metro line in Barcelona
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ALSTOM will design, build, test and service the driverless
METROPOLIS trains; the companys share in the order is 86
percent. Ansaldobreda will supply the bogies and auxiliary
ALSTOM will supply a total of 50 trainsets, comprising 5 cars
each. First deliveries are scheduled for October 2004 and should
be completed by April 2007. The metro is expected to carry 90
million travelers per year.
The design, manufacture and tests will be carried out in
ALSTOM's Barcelona facilities, with the traction system coming
from ALSTOM facilities in Preston, UK, and electronic devices and
traction motors from Villeurbanne and Ornans in France.
The order is the fourth ALSTOM reference for automatic metros
and follows the recently awarded contract for a driverless metro
in Lausanne, Switzerland. ALSTOM is also supplying trains for two
automatic metro lines in Singapore, including the Circle Line,
which will be the world's longest driverless metro line. In
addition, in July, ATM awarded the Trammet Consortium a turnkey
contract for Barcelonas Tram Line 2, with ALSTOM as
supplier of the rolling stock.
With more than 35 product lines and a presence in over 60
countries, ALSTOM's Transport Sector offers cutting-edge
products and 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 4.4 billion euros in sales in
2001, is among the world's leading suppliers to the railway
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