Alstom, as leader of a consortium with Colas Rail and Thales, today signed a contract with Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) to supply a metro system for Hanoi metro line 3 to start commercial operation by the end of 2021.
This is the first integrated metro system contract for Alstom in Vietnam. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth around $203 million.
The 8-mile Hanoi Line 3 is the second metro line under construction in the city. As part of this contract, 12 stations and one depot at Nhon for train maintenance will be built. Once operational, the line is expected to carry 8,600 people per hour and per direction. This capacity will be progressively increased within 10 years after its operation commencement, according to the company.
Alstom will supply and integrate the metro system, which is composed of 10 Metropolis trainsets, Urbalis 400, the Alstom’s CBTC solution, which controls train movement, enabling them to run at higher frequencies and speeds in total safety, as well as the power supply and depot equipment together with Colas Rail.
The project will involve six Alstom sites in France: Valenciennes, Saint-Ouen, Le Creusot, Tarbes, Ornans and Villeurbanne.