Car orders

first_imgANGLO-French rolling stock supplier GEC Alsthom announced in February that it had won two contracts to supply metro and commuter rail trainsets to South America.On February 11 GEC Alsthom won a Fr300m order to build a further 6 seven-car trains for Lines 1 and 2 of the Santiago metro. They will follow a batch of 17 sets now being assembled at the CIMT works in Valenciennes for Santiago Line 5. These are derived from the rubber-tyred MP89 trainsets for Paris Line 1 (RG 2.96 p61), and bring the total fleet supplied to the Chilean capital since 1978 to 438 cars.The following day, a consortium led by GEC Alsthom with Adtranz and CAF won a £130m contract to build 30 four-car EMUs for São Paulo’s commuter operator Companhía Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos. These steel-bodied sets with two driving motor cars and two centre trailers are designed to carry up to 1000 passengers at 120 km/h. Manufacture is being divided between GEC Alsthom Transporte in Barcelona, CAF, and local Brazilian companies. Adtranz will supply the traction equipment, rated at 2400 kW per unit. olast_img

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