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Alstom and NTL Start Tests on Ayacucho Tramway Line

Image Courtesy of Alstom Transport
Image Courtesy of Alstom Transport

Alstom and NTL have tested the first tram on the tracks of the Medellin, Ayacucho tramway line in Colombia. Metro de Medellin will be operating the trams along the 4.3 km-long line which connects the A and B and two new metrocable lines. The Ayacucho tramway line comprises of nine stations and is scheduled to be partially open by October 2015.

NTL’s Translohr STE5 Trams

Back in April 2012, 12 Translohr STE5 trams were ordered by the city of Medellin from NTL. The Translohr STE5 trams are highly efficient.

The UT Alstom-Sytecsa constorium, lead by Alstom, will provide the power to the entire project. Alstom’s scope included project management, engineering, procurement, testing and commissioning of the medium voltage network, and the traction substations.

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