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Alstom delivers last of 22 Venezuelan metropolis trainsets

Posted on April 19, 2017

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Alstom delivered the last of 22 metropolis trainsets to join Los Teques, Venezuela’s metro system. The trains began circulating on Line 2 of Los Teques, in operation since 2015, benefiting around 42,000 passengers per day.

Alstom supplied 22 metro trains of six cars each, medium voltage electrification, traction substations, and part of the signaling equipment. The Alstom-led consortium “Grupo de Empresas,” together with Colas Rail and Thales, subcontracted by Consorcio Linea 2, is responsible for the project, including engineering, integration, and commissioning of the electromechanical works on a turnkey basis.

The Metropolis trains for the city of Los Teques, located southwest of the capital of Caracas, offers wide access doors, increased passenger capacity with corridors for circulating between the cars, internal LED lighting, and a CCTV surveillance system. They were manufactured at the Alstom site of Valenciennes, which is specialized in the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of rail equipment for metros, tramways, and double-deck trains.

With over 35 years contributing to Venezuela’s railway infrastructure, Alstom continues to seek ways in which to improve the quality and efficiency of the country’s transport solutions, providing suitable solutions, to benefit the population.

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