Buenos Aires to Purchase 96 New Subway Trains

In Argentina, Buenos Aires Subways S.E. (SBASE) has extended its international public tender to acquire 96 new vehicles for Line B.

This order will replace the system’s ageing Mitsubishi fleet, which averages 60 years old.

Buenos Aires Subway
Buenos Aires Subway

The upgrade will deploy 100% air-conditioned cars to enhance the service for approximately 214,000 daily passengers on the line, connecting Leandro N. Alem with Juan Manuel de Rosas.

The new bid opening date for the tender is set for 24 September 2024. The first train is required to be delivered 20 months after the contract is signed with the winning bidder.

The new vehicles will be constructed using stainless steel or aluminium and will feature security cameras, an integrated user information system, vandal-proof LED lighting, longitudinal seats, and compatibility with Automatic Train Protection (ATP) systems.

They will also be compatible with an upgrade to Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) with Grade of Automation 2 (GOA 2), alike to the city’s Line H and the upcoming implementation on Line D.

Additionally, the cars must adhere to the 3.10-metre railway gauge, have a minimum length of 17 meters, include four doors on each side, and be equipped with driver cabins with a door on each side and one connecting to the passenger car.

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