Mexico: Line 3 of Guadalajara Metro Inaugurated

Line 3 of the Guadalajara light rail network has been inaugurated. The new line has an expected passenger volume of 230,000 daily. It runs over 21km and has 18 stations. The line will be operated by SITEUR.

Alstom Metropolis for Guadalajara Metro Line 3
Alstom Metropolis for Guadalajara Metro Line 3

Alstom was chosen in 2014 by the Mexican Communication and Transportation Ministry (SCT) to provide an integrated system for the new line in Guadalajara. The total project investment amounted to 330 million euros, of which Alstom’s share was 240 million euros.

Maite Ramos, Managing Director, Alstom Mexico, said:

“Line 3 is designed to be 100% accessible to all, with spaces for people with disabilities inside the cars and dedicated infrastructure at all stations. The line is an example of a modern, inclusive transport system that offers passengers a reliable, safe and comfortable travel experience while remaining environmentally sustainable.”

The 2014 contract included an order for 18 Metropolis trains, communication systems, the high-voltage and traction substations, and traffic control systems based on Alstom’s CBTC system Urbalis 400. The trains are also equipped with air-conditioning, video surveillance and passenger information systems.

Manuel Gomez Parra, General Director of Railway and Multimodal Development, SCT, said:

“We congratulate everyone involved in the inauguration of this very important project for Jalisco. Without a doubt, it will greatly benefit all the State’s residents, changing the way they travel and improving their lifestyle. Alstom's efficient work to carry out this project saw the company’s experience and commitment contribute to improving the quality of life of residents and proposing complete safety in their travel.”

Alstom won its first project in Mexico in 1968.

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