Skip to main content

Leading the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.

Our ambition is to accompany all transportation stakeholders in meeting tomorrow’s mobility challenges. We strive to provide them with the most efficient and digital mobility systems, while further improving the environmental friendliness of our solutions. 

Smart innovation for sustainable mobility

Follow us on

A comprehensive portfolio of mobility solutions

We offer a complete range of equipment and services, from high-speed trains, metros, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.

Discover our solutions

Follow us on


Find the latest Alstom press releases and news, press kits, your regional press contacts and more!

Enter the newsroom

Follow us on

The one stop shop for all relevant information for investors and shareholders

Access our financial & share information, our financial calendar and results, regulated information, shareholders' meetings and investors' contacts & presentations.

See more

Follow us on

You know we make trains move. Discover how we move the world.

At Alstom, we value curious and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. We are building an agile, inclusive, and responsible culture, where diverse people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographies.

Learn more

Alstom will provide maintenance for Line 2 of the Panama Metro

Download as PDF
Press contact - Latin America

Ana Caiasso

Send an email
  • Alstom will provide maintenance to 21 Metropolis trains, traction substations and signalling

  • The work starts immediately and will last 3 years

November 23, 2022 Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a new maintenance contract with the Panama Metro (MPSA) which includes preventive and corrective maintenance of the rolling stock, signalling and power supply system of Line 2 of the Panama Metro. The 21 km viaduct line with the capacity to transport 16,000 passengers per hour in each direction and designed for a horizon-year capacity of more than 40,000 passengers per hour in one direction, has been operating successfully since April 2019, during which time Alstom has also provided maintenance services.

Under the terms of the contract, work already began and will last three years. The services will be managed mainly with Panamanian technicians and specialists, all contracted, prepared and trained by Alstom.

“With this new maintenance contract, Alstom reinforces its presence and commitment to Panama by providing quality services that contribute to the improvement of the country's rail infrastructure and logistics.”

Iván Moncayo
General Director of Alstom Panama

The contract includes maintenance of 21 Alstom Metropolis trains, covering the overhaul of the bogies, the brake system, the coupling system and the pantographs. This maintenance work will help improve the performance and extend the useful life of the trains, guaranteeing the quality of service and their safety.

Alstom will also oversee the maintenance of the Urbalis communications based train control (CBTC) signalling system, a proven and reliable train control system based on radio communication. The Urbalis solution allows for precise control of the train route to manage traffic efficiently and safely, and for 90-second headways between trains on Line 2, thus increasing the capacity of the system.

The contract also includes maintenance service of the traction and auxiliary substations, and the Hesop power system, an Alstom reversible substation solution  that allows for the recovery and transfer of more than 99% of the energy generated by the braking of trains for re-use in the electrical network of the stations for services such as escalators, lighting and ventilation.

“With this new maintenance contract, Alstom reinforces its presence and commitment to Panama by providing quality services that contribute to the improvement of the country's rail infrastructure and logistics,” said Iván Moncayo, General Director of Alstom Panama, adding “At Alstom we are proud and grateful to Panama Metro for having selected us to provide maintenance services for Line 2, a service that we will provide based on our technological leadership and world-class experience, which allow us to guarantee a reliable and safe operation for the comfort and convenience of Metro users.”    

Alstom has been present in Panama actively, contributing to the development of urban transport in the country since 2010. During this time, Alstom has signed different transport contracts, such as the development, construction and implementation of the integrated rails systems  for Lines 1 and 2 of the Panama Metro, and maintenance of Line 1 of the metro, which includes an innovative train driving simulator.

Alstom™ Metropolis™ Urbalis™ Hesop™ are protected trademarks of the Alstom Group.