CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos), the suburban trains operator of Sao Paulo metropolitan area in Brazil, placed in order with Alstom Transport for nine trainsets valued at approximately $111 million.
Composed of eight cars each, CPTM's Metropolis will make access and getting around on board easier thanks to extra wide chairs, gangways between the coaches and lightening system informing the hearing impaired of the doors opening and closing.
Meanwhile, air conditioning, security cameras, smoke detectors and a fire extinguishing system will improve passengers' comfort and safety.
The metros will be developed and manufactured in Alstom's Brazilian plant in Lapa, where the company employs 850 people. Delivery will take place by mid-2012.