Metro Santiago De Chile Rolling Stock winner is CAf-Thales Consortium

Metro Santiago De Chile Rolling Stock winner is CAf-Thales Consortium :The new cars will be fitted out with HVAC, automatic driving equipment, passenger information system, train interior surveillance cameras and increased security, amongst other innovations, placing the two new lines amongst the most modern in the world.

The awarding of the international tender for the supply and maintenance of trains and automatic driving system to the Spanish-Canadian consortium CAF-THALES has been made public.

Further to a process which ran for approximately 15 months, the proposal from CAF-THALES won the tender for the supply of 185 new cars with HVAC (115 for Line 3 and 70 for Line 6), the CBTC automatic driving system and rolling stock maintenance.

The bid CAF-THALES presented considered supplies for a value of US$ 336,450,115 plus UF 511,206. Maintenance and spare parts, amounting to US$ 19,101,905 and UF 1,650,177, is added to this. The resulting total value of the contract is equivalent to US$ 451,861.220.

One of the stand out features of the winning technical bid is the energy efficiency involved in transporting more passengers with reduced energy consumption. To this regard, the new cars will feature a 260 passenger capacity, greater than the current trains already running on the network.

The 185 new cars will be fitted out with HVAC, automatic driving system, passenger information system, train interior surveillance cameras and increased security, amongst other innovations, positioning the two new lines amongst the most cutting-edge in the world.

The project for these new lines is the most relevant in the history of the Metro and one of the greatest national infrastructure milestones to date, integrating over one million potential network users, via 28 new stations.

Metro Santiago De Chile Rolling Stock winner is CAf-Thales Consortium

Source : www.caf.es

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