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December 1, 2014

Alstom and OHL to deliver metro system for Mexico’s Guadalajara Line 3

The Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has awarded a €380m contract to French train manufacturer Alstom and OHL Group subsidiary CPVM to deliver a full metro system for Guadalajara Line 3 in Mexico.

By Samseer M

The Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has awarded a €380m contract to French train manufacturer Alstom and OHL Group subsidiary CPVM to deliver a full metro system for Guadalajara Line 3 in Mexico.

Under this contract, Alstom will be responsible for the delivery of 18 Metropolis trains, the communication systems, the high-voltage and traction substations, the traffic control systems based on Urbalis 400, Alstom’s communication based train control (CBTC) system.

Alstom Transport Latin America senior vice-president Michel Boccaccio said: "We will bring an efficient and sustainable transportation solution to the country, in order to improve the passengers’ quality of life and reduce the environmental impact.

"The Metropolis trains combine standard techniques and flexible design to ensure comfort and adaptation to the city landscape."

"The Metropolis trains combine standard techniques and flexible design to ensure comfort and adaptation to the city landscape."

Within the contract, Alstom holds a share of €240m.

Alstom’s Metropolis trains have more than ten years of operational experience and currently serve in cities, including Panama, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Amsterdam.

The 20km-long Line 3 runs through Zapopan, Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque municipalities in the state of Jalisco and is expected to serve 233,000 passengers daily.

Inaugurated in 1989, the 15.5km-long Line 1 of the Guadalajara metro runs north-south of the city and connects seven underground and 12 surface stations.

The 8.5km-long underground Line 2 runs east-west and covers a total of ten stations.

SCT recently awarded a €690m contract to a CAF-led consortium for the 57.7km-long Mexico-Toluca intercity railroad project.

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