Rail

Alstom to power Colombia tram for $6.7M

Posted on November 11, 2013

Alstom Transportation, as leader of the consortium UT Alstom-Sytecsa, has been selected by Metro de Medellín, in the context of a public tender, to provide the power system of the new Ayacucho Tram currently under construction in Medellín, Colombia.

The Ayacucho Green Corridor Tram, which is due to be commissioned in mid-2015, is 2.6 miles long with a 12% slope, and includes nine stations. Alstom’s scope of the contract is worth over $6.7 million.

Medellín’s existing transportation system includes a metro system (63 stations), two metro lines, three cable lines and two bus lines. After 17 years of operation, it has counted more than 2 billion trips (320,000 passengers per day) and served six municipalities, covering 33.4 miles. The project is part of Metro de Medellín’s Master Plan for the Metropolitan Region, which comprises several actions to be performed between 2006 and 2030. It aims to offer greater mobility to passengers and a multimodal transport system, changing the relationship of the population with urban mobility.

Alstom’s scope includes the project management, engineering, sourcing of traction equipment (medium voltage transformers, DC equipment and control), a center for distribution and three traction substations with rectification, as well as the testing and control of the substations, which will provide electric power to the trams. These activities will be managed by Alstom Spain with the support of the company´s local team. Alstom’s consortium partner Sytecsa will be in charge of the installation on the site.

The trams that will run on the Ayacucho corridor are Translohr made by NTL, a company owned by Alstom and the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement (French Strategic Investment Fund).

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NJ Transit train crashes into station, killing 1 injuring 100

All PATH service and all NJ Transit rail service is suspended into and out of Hoboken, with passengers being advised to use light rail.

Atlanta Streetcar gets FTA grant to explore system expansion

The FTA monies would go toward an “Atlanta Beltline Transit Supportive Land Use Implementation Plan,” involving 16 miles of proposed east, west and crosstown streetcar corridors.

China developing 300 mph trains to lead export of high-speed tech

Under an ambitious government plan starting this year, the country is developing trains that can run on a hybrid-propulsion system that allows higher speeds.

Part of Amtrak investment package to modernize D.C. Union Station concourse

Early action construction will start in the fall of 2016 and include the relocation of heating and ventilation. Full-phased construction, funded by the new investment package, is anticipated to start in 2017 and will seek to minimize impacts to all station users.

Talgo to return to Milwaukee location to refurbish LA Metro railcars

In 2015, Talgo settled a lawsuit against the state, resulting in the company receiving roughly $50 million and keeping the two trains that were manufactured.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close