Alstom’s Metropolis mock-up for Riyadh metro unveiled and kick-off of the track works

Alstom’s Metropolis mock-up for Riyadh metro unveiled and kick-off of the track works :A full-size mock-up of the Riyadh Metropolis train manufactured by Alstom has been unveiled on June 8th, 2016 in Riyadh during a ceremony in the presence of the Governor of Riyadh, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Transport Minister His Excellency Suleiman Al Hamdan, in addition to other dignitaries from different Government Ministries and VIP Guests.

This event was organized on the occasion of the the end of Tunnel Excavation works for Line 5 (Green Line), one of the three lines being constructed by FAST Consortium1 – one of the three international Consortia commissioned to build the six-line Riyadh metro project.

The event also marked the kick-off of the construction by Alstom of the track works, an important milestone for the project. The works will commence within an at-grade section of the Yellow Line, and will be the first tracks to be installed throughout the Riyadh Metro project.

In 2013, Alstom and its consortium FAST were awarded a contract to supply three metro lines totalling a length of approximately 64 km. Alstom is supplying a fully integrated metro system which includes: 69 Metropolis Trains, Urbalis signalling, the energy recovery system Hesop as well as tracks.

The Metropolis trains for the Riyadh Metro Project are composed of two cars per set and are each 36 metres long. Each train features three classes: first, family and single class. The trains are driverless and 100% motorized, allowing them to run on gradients of up to a 6% slope.

The trains will offer passengers a high level of comfort, ergonomic seating, LED lightning, air conditioning and advanced passenger information systems.

In addition to the Metropolis trains, Alstom will provide Urbalis, its CBTC2 signalling solution, as well as the power supply and Alstom’s energy recovery system Hesop. All sub systems have been optimised together to reduce energy consumption.

(1) FAST includes : FCC (leader), Freyssinet Saudi Arabia, Alstom, Samsung, Strukton, Setec and Typsa
(2) Communication Based Train Control

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