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April 18, 2017

Alstom delivers last trainset for Los Teques metro system, Venezuela

Alstom has delivered the last of 22 metropolis trainsets that are set to operate on Venezuela's Los Teques' metro system.

Alstom has delivered the last of 22 metropolis trainsets that are set to operate on Venezuela's Los Teques' metro system. 

The trains will circulate on Line 2 of Los Teques, which has been operating since 2015 and currently serves nearly 42,000 passengers a day.

Alstom has also provided medium voltage electrification, traction substations and part of the signalling equipment, in addition to the delivery of the 22 six-car metro trains.

The Alstom-led consortium Grupo de Empresas is responsible for the contract, having been subcontracted by Consorcio Linea 2 in cooperation with Colas Rail and Thales.

The agreement's terms also included engineering, integration and commissioning of the electromechanical works on a turnkey basis.

"This project undoubtedly already benefits the city and its residents, who commute aboard a reliable, comfortable and environmentally friendly means of transportation."

Alstom North LAM managing director Xavier Boisgontier said: “We are pleased to hand over, and as per schedule, the last Metropolis trainset to the city of Los Teques.

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“This project undoubtedly already benefits the city and its residents, who commute aboard a reliable, comfortable and environmentally friendly means of transportation.”

The metropolis trains feature wide access doors, internal LED lighting, increased passenger capacity and a CCTV surveillance system.

Alstom manufactured the train sets at its Valenciennes site, which specialises in the design, construction, development and testing of rail equipment for metros, tramways and double-deck trains.

The company has sold more than 5,000 Metropolis cars globally, and its Metropolis train system is currently operating in cities such as Singapore, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Amsterdam.

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