Brazilian metro rail operator Trensurb has taken delivery of a new train from Alstom, ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The new metro train is the first of 15 units ordered by Trensurb in November 2012 under a €94m contract to the FrotaPoa consortium, comprising Alstom and CAF Brazil.
As part of the contract, Alstom is responsible for supplying the main part of the metro trains, while the bogies will be provided by CAF Brazil.
Designed to operate on the 33.8km Porto Alegre Metro line 1, the trains are part of Alstom’s metropolis category and are expected to increase Trensurb’s fleet by approximately 60%.
The trains will be capable of accommodating 1,000 passengers and will be equipped with automatic doors and wide gangways, which aim to improve accessibility for all passengers.
According to Alstom, the cars will also have air-conditioning and automatic temperature control to improve passenger comfort, as well as CCTV for increased security.
Passenger information and communication systems will also be installed.
The new trains are expected to have a 30-year life span and are being built at Alstom’s manufacturing plant in Lapa, Brazil.
The Porto Alegre metro line 1 is being extended from Sao Leopoldo Museum to New Hamburg, as part of the Brazilian Government’s plan to refurbish transport infrastructure.
Image: Alstom delivers first train to Porto Alegre Metro. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.