Alstom wins modernisation contract for Lilles
driverless metro car
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Modernisation of the Lille VAL will be handled on a 50-50
basis by Alstom and Safra. Alstom will take responsibility for
project management and coordination, renovation of the running
gear and door mechanisms, overhaul of the traction motors and
testing. All modernisation activities on the project will be
handled by Alstoms Le Creusot site. Safra will manage
interior and exterior refitting of the metro coaches.
The modernisation activities will get underway in January 2007,
with delivery of the first trainsets scheduled for the third
quarter of 2007 and deliveries scheduled to end in August 2009.
Alstom is one of the world leaders in metro systems, with a
market share of 20%. One in four metro trains currently
operating around the world was manufactured by Alstom, and our
metros carry 6 billion passengers each year.
About Alstom Transport
World leader in very high-speed trains and No. 2 in urban
transport, Alstom Transport has an 18% share of the world rail
transport market. With a turnover of 5.1 billion euros and an
operating margin of 6.3%, Alstom Transport has established
itself as the most profitable manufacturer in its marketplace.
Its range of products and services takes in rolling stock,
infrastructure equipment, signalling and maintenance. With a
presence in over 60 countries, Alstom Transport has 26,000
Safra (Société Albigeoise de Fabrication et de
Réparation Automobile) maintains a presence in three
complementary sectors of activity: automobile and industrial
coach-building and interior outfitting.