Alstom has signed a contract with Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) for the supply of a metro system for Hanoi Line 3 in Vietnam.

The company leads a consortium with Colas Rail and Thales , and will have a €190m share in the contract.

Alstom Asia Pacific senior vice-president Jean-François Beaudoin said: “In the context of the France Vietnam collaboration, we are delighted to sign this contract, which aims to improve Hanoi’s transportation system and reduce the growing traffic in the city.

“With its advanced and sustainable technology and 16 years’ expertise in metro integrated solutions, Alstom is the preferred partner to provide Vietnam with a greener and smarter transportation system.”

The 12.5km-long Hanoi Line 3 is the second metro route under construction in the city.

As part of the contract, 12 stations will be built, in addition to one depot at Nhon for maintenance of trains.

"The 12.5km-long Hanoi Line 3 is the second metro route under construction in the city."

Commercial operations on the line are set to start by the end of 2021.

Once operational, the line is expected to carry 8,600 people an hour and in each direction, with the capacity expected to increase within ten years.

Under the contract, Alstom will be responsible for the supply and integration of the metro system, which consists of ten Metropolis trainsets, Urbalis 400, the Alstom’s CBTC solution, as well as the power supply and depot equipment.

Alstom French sites Valenciennes, Saint-Ouen, Le Creusot, Tarbes, Ornans and Villeurbanne will involve in the project.

Image: The 12.5km-long Hanoi Line 3 is currently under construction. Photo: © Copyright Alstom.