Alstom has signed a contract to manufacture, supply and commission eight new three-car Metropolis trainsets for Line 1 of the Santo Domingo Metro.
The international public tender, managed by the Oficina Para el Reordenamiento del Transporte (OPRET), and financed by the Agence française de développement, is a priority project to increase the transportation capacity of the Dominican Republic’s capital city.
Line 1 of the Santo Domingo Metro, created to improve mobility in the north-centre-south city corridor, serves 16 stations across 14.5 kilometres.
Alstom’s new trains will be able to operate in multiple units, coupled with each other or with the trains of the fleet previously acquired by OPRET.
This will allow capacity to be adapted to demand, with six-car configurations at peak times and three-car configurations off-peak.
These new trains will join the 25 Metropolis trains that Alstom previously supplied to Santo Domingo Metro for Line 1 and the 21 Metropolis trains supplied for Line 2 since 2009.
They will have the same features and functionality as those currently in operation, but will also feature technological improvements to enhance the passenger experience and optimise operations and availability.
This includes improvements to the passenger information and alert system, train control and self-diagnosis systems.
“With the announcement of this new contract Alstom reaffirms its commitment to continue working hand in hand with OPRET on the path to a greener and smarter mobility that provides a sustainable solution for transportation in Santo Domingo and the Dominican Republic.”
The new trains will be manufactured at Alstom’s plant in Santa Perpetua, Barcelona, Spain.
The first two trains will arrive at the port of Santo Domingo in approximately 18 months.
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