Sistema de Tren Eléctrico Urbano (Siteur) has received the first TEG-15 light rail vehicle (LRV) model from Bombardier in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The LRV is part of an order placed by Siteur on 29 December 2015 with Bombardier to supply 12 two-car LRVs.

The new train will run on Siteur's Line 1 and its testing will continue at Siteur's facilities. The last train is slated for delivery by the end of November.

Bombardier Transportation Americas Region president Benoît Brossoit said: "These new trains will help Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city and one of the main commercial and industrial hubs, to manage the growing urbanisation it is experiencing, by renewing its transportation system and increasing Line 1 capacity by approximately 50%.

“We greatly appreciate the trust from our long-term strategic partner Siteur and we look forward to seeing more Bombardier LRVs in use as Mexico's cities continue to grow."

The new 29.56m-long, articulated carbon steel vehicles are equipped with on-board video recording system (OVRS), a passenger communication intercom.

They also feature a new fire and smoke detection system, light emitting diode (LED) technology, visual alerts for closing doors, as well as wheelchair access.

"With a maximum speed of 80km/h, the trains are fully compatible with the Bombardier-built TEG-90 version."

The drivers' cabin, equipment, and controls have also all been redesigned.

With a maximum speed of 80km/h, the trains are fully compatible with the Bombardier-built TEG-90 version.

The TEG-15 LRV is part of Bombardier Mexican Legacy Light Rail Vehicles with more than 100 trains in-service in Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City.

Bombardier’s Ciudad Sahagún facility, located in the State of Hidalgo, is responsible from design and manufacturing to commissioning and warranty of the trains.


Image: Bombardier LRV for SITEUR. Photo: courtesy of Marketwired.