Alstom delivers final Circle Line Metropolis trainset for
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Alstom has also won the contract for Singapore's North East
Line. When the Circle Line goes into operation in 2011, it will
be the world's longest automatic line, spanning 42 km.
Alstom's Valenciennes site, Alstom Centre of
Excellence specialized in urban transport solutions, has
delivered 40 Metropolis trainsets (120 cars) to Singapore. This
automatic metro was mainly created to improve the efficiency of
Singapore's public transport system in view of the growing
number of passengers. Each trainset can carry 931 people, with
a seating capacity of 146, at a maximum speed of 90 km/h. New
stations have also been built for making connections, which
will allow passengers to reach their destinations using a more
direct route and avoid going through the city centre for
example, thereby reducing travel time.
Alstom is responsible for overall management of the Circle Line
project. In addition to the rolling stock equipment
manufactured in Valenciennes, the contract includes
engineering, integration, signalling equipment, train
speed-control and monitoring system, electrical supply system
and track layout.
10th anniversary of the Metropolis range
Delivery of trainsets for the new Singapore metro line is
coming to an end just when Alstom Transport is celebrating the
10th anniversary of the Metropolis range. Designed and
developed in 1998 by the engineers at Valenciennes, Metropolis
has evolved over the years in line with customer needs, thanks
to its modular construction.
The flexibility of its dimensions (in terms of width and
length), external design and interior fittings have made it
possible to market Metropolis in Asia, Europe, South America
and the Middle East. Since the launch of the Metropolis range,
3,000 cars have been sold to metro systems in Singapore,
Nanjing, Warsaw, Barcelona, Budapest, Istanbul, Santiago, Sao
Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santo Domingo.
About Alstom Transport
With sustainable transport in mind, Alstom Transport develops
and offers the most complete range of systems, equipment and
services on the rail market. Alstom Transport can manage an
entire transport system, from rolling stock to signalling and
infrastructure, and offers turnkey solutions. In 2007-2008,
Alstom Transport's turnover was 5.5 billion and its
orders increased by 39% over the previous financial year.
Laurent Gerbet: + 33 (0)1 41 66 92 83