Alstom is shipping the first metro for the additional order for Lima Metro Line 1. In 2016, Alstom signed a contract with Graña y Montero Ferrovías for the supply of 20 additional trains and 39 cars in order to increase Line 1‘s fleet.
The train left the factory of Santa Perpetua, Barcelona to go to the port of Santander where it will set sail to Peru.
The Lima metro line 1 is 34 km-long and includes 26 stations. It crosses the city from South ‘Villa El Salvador’ to North ‘San Juan de Lurigango’. The ridership, which has been growing ever since the line opened in 2011, is of about 320,000 per day. Thanks to the new metro cars, the headway will be reduced to 3 minutes thus increasing the capacity to 48 000 passengers per hour.
The Metropolis for Lima features large doors, low floor, extra wide seats and gangways between the coaches. Additionally, dynamic information displays and an interior design favouring natural light will improve passengers’ safety and comfort.
Michel Boccaccio, Senior Vice President Alstom Latin America, commented:
With this new order, more passengers will be able to commute aboard a metro solution that is reliable, comfortable and environmental friendly. Well established in the Latin American region, we are committed to make this project a success and to accompany Peru and the region in their different mobility projects.
Alstom Metropolis trainsets are already in operation in Panama, Barcelona, Istanbul, Singapore, Shanghai, Nanking, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Santo Domingo, among others.
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