Alstom, in association with CPVM, a company from OHL group, 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 EUR 240 million.
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 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.