Alstom signed a contract with Empresa de Trens Urbanos de Porto Alegre (Trensurb) to provide preventive maintenance for 15 metro trains. The contract is worth around EUR 2 million and covers 5-year maintenance starting from this month.
The metro trains are Metropolis ordered to Alstom through FrotaPoa’s consortium1 in 2012. They are circulating on the line 1 since 2014. The maintenance will enable to enhance the reliability, safety and operational availability of the metro.
Under this new contract, a team of technicians and engineers from Alstom will be based in the Trensurb workshop. Preventive maintenance activities, consisting of quality checks and maintaining train security, will be performed daily. The maintenance will be performed according to a plan developed by Alstom, with a definition of frequency for each intervention (eg, review every 10 000km, 50 000km, etc.) and activities to be carried out (eg, replacement of oil, filter, etc.).
“With this new maintenance’s project, Alstom reaffirms its leading position in rail services and commitment to serve its clients in a long run,” affirms Michel Boccaccio, Senior Vice President of Alstom Transport for Brazil and Latin America.
The Metropolis trains were manufactured at Alstom’s factory in Lapa, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The trains are made of stainless steel and have four large automatic doors per car and wide gangways that enhance the fluidity and accessibility for all passengers, especially those with reduced mobility.