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October 16, 2014

Alstom completes delivery of SuperVia trains

French train manufacturer Alstom has delivered the last train as part of an order for ten trains from SuperVia, a Brazilian rail operator led by Odebrecht TransPort.

By Samseer M

Supervia

French train manufacturer Alstom has delivered the last train as part of an order for ten trains from SuperVia, a Brazilian rail operator led by Odebrecht TransPort.

The trains delivered by Alstom will be servicing on the lines that connect the centre of Rio de Janeiro to the city’s metropolitan region.

Features of the trains include air-conditioning, internal passages between cars, security system, surveillance cameras and LED panels.

"We reiterate our commitment to the development of urban mobility in the country and to the quality of our services."

These eight-car trains will be capable of serving up to 2,400 passengers in the regions.

Alstom Transport Latin America senior vice-president Michel Boccaccio said: "With the completion of this project, we reiterate our commitment to the development of urban mobility in the country and to the quality of our services.

"The first train was delivered only 13 months after signing the agreement, which is a record for Alstom’s Lapa unit."

SuperVia operates 102 stations throughout 12 municipalities in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro and serves more than 13 million people per month.

SuperVia president José Carlos said: "It is proof of our commitment to transform the train into a means of safer and more comfortable the more than 640,000 passengers travelling with us daily transport."


Image: The ten trains built by Alstom will allow SuperVia to serve additional 2,400 passengers. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

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