Alstom and OHL to Supply a Metro System to Guadalajara

Alstom, in association with CPVM, a company from OHL group [1], has been awarded a contract by the Secretariat of Communications and Transport of Mexico to supply a full system for Line 3 of Guadalajara metro. Alstom’s share in the contract is worth around €240 million [2].

The line is 20 km long and will run through Zapopan, Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque municipalities in the State of Jalisco. It will provide fast, comfortable and safe transportation to 233,000 passengers daily.

Alstom will supply 18 Metropolis trains, the communication systems, the high-voltage and traction substations, the traffic control systems based on Urbalis 400, Alstom’s CBTC [3] system. Widely proven and constantly upgraded, Urbalis represents the ideal CBTC solution for urban transit operators aiming to maximise performance and capacity and who require traditional interlocking systems for operational needs.

“This commercial success, after the one in Panama, confirms Alstom ability in delivering metro systems and develops Alstom’s strong footprint in Latin America. 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”, declared Michel Boccaccio, Senior Vice President Alstom Transport Latin America.

Alstom’s Metropolis is a world leading, proven, safe and reliable train that serves many of the great global citiesincluding Panama, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Amsterdam with more than 10 years of operational experience. More than 4000 Metropolis cars have been sold worldwide.

Metropolis for Guadalajara has reached the highest standards in the environmental field. The energy consumption is reduced thanks to the train’s light weight, the optimisation of the traction performance and the energy recovery.

[1] The Spanish group OHL : Obrascon Huarte Lain

[2] The total amount of the contract is €380 million
[3] Communication based train control

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