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Alstom to provide 9 metros for Sao Paulos suburban network

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CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos), the suburban trains operator of São Paulo metropolitan area in Brazil, has placed an order with Alstom Transport for 9 trainsets for a total amount of around €80 million. Part of Alstom’s Metropolis range, the metros will be developed and manufactured in Alstom’s Lapa plant where the company employs 850 people.
The trains will operate on the existing line 11, known as “East Express”, connecting the East metropolitan region of Sao Paulo to the city centre and transporting every day an average of 521,000 passengers.

Composed of 8 cars each, CPTM’s Metropolis will make access and getting around on board easier thanks to extra wide chairs, gangways between the coaches and a lightening system informing the hearing handicapped of the doors opening and closing. Besides, dynamic travel information, air conditioning, security camera, smoke detectors and fire extinguishing system will improve passengers’ comfort and safety.

“Alstom has tradition in supplying trains to São Paulo. We are pleased with this recently signed contract, which means a better transport standard in terms of quality, comfort and safety for Sao Paulo’s population”, declared Ramon Fondevila, Alstom Transport Managing Director for Brazil.

About Alstom Transport A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, taking in rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure, and offers “turnkey” solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of 5.8 billion euros in the fiscal year 2009-2010. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs some 27,000 people.

About Alstom Brazil Alstom is present in Brazil for 55 years and counts on 5,000 local employees, that work in 7 units installed in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul and Rondônia. In 2011, the company should launch its 8th unit in the state of Bahia.
Alstom Transport employs 1,400 of the Brazilian employees and has a tradition in the supply for the country’s main operators, with 2 units in the city of São Paulo.

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