Alstom Completes Delivery of Metropolis Trains for Rio de Janeiro Region
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Alstom has just delivered the last of ten Metropolis trains to Brazilian rail operator SuperVia, a company led by Odebrecht TransPort. The ten metro trains will circulate on the lines that connect the centre of Rio de Janeiro to the metropolitan region. About 620 thousand passengers use SuperVia lines every day.
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 Alstoms Lapa unit, says Michel Boccaccio, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Transport in Latin America.
The Metropolis trains for SuperVia are composed of eight cars and are equipped with full air conditioning. The trains can carry up to 2,400 passengers each.
The contract was signed in 2012 to anticipate the purchase of new trains scheduled between 2017 and 2020.