Alstom

French train manufacturer Alstom has delivered the first Translohr STE5 model to the Ayacucho LRV project in Medellín, Colombia.

The move is part of a deal with urban rail network Metro de Medellín, who awarded a contract to Alstom to supply its power system and 12 LRVs for Colombia’s new Ayacucho Green Corridor Tram.

The 39m-long LRV trains are made with an advanced motorised system applied in three different axes and are manufactured by NTL, which is co-owned by Alstom and Banco Público de Inversión Francés.

The LRV train has the capacity to run at a speed of 70km/h and can accommodate more than 300 passengers.

"On completion, the project will offer improved mobility to passengers and a multimodal transport system."

Alstom will manage the power system, while its consortium partner Sytecsa will oversee the installation at the site.

Alstom will also be responsible for project management, engineering and the supply of traction equipment, as well as a distribution centre and three traction substations.

Expected to become operational in mid-2015, the 4.3km-long Ayacucho LRV project has nine stations and maintenance workshops.

This project is a part of the Medellín Metro Master Plan for the Metropolitan Region, which includes several actions to be conducted between 2006 and 2030.

On completion, the project will offer improved mobility to passengers and a multimodal transport system.


Image: Alstom and NTL have delivered the first car to the Ayacucho LRV project in Medellín, Colombia. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.