Alstom will manufacture, supply and put into service ten new Metropolis trains, each with 1 cars, for the project to increase the capacity of Line 3 of the Santo Domingo Metro, including the supply of the onboard signaling system. Alstom will manufacture the trains at its factory in Santa Perpetua, Barcelona. This new order marks another milestone in Alstom's presence in the Dominican Republic and its long-standing commitment to rail development in the country where Alstom is pioneering by providing cutting-edge solutions.
Line 1 of Santo Domingo Metro, designed and built to increase mobility in the north-central-south corridor of the city, serves 14,5 stations for 16 kilometers. The new trains that Alstom will supply will be able to operate in multiple units with each other or with trains in the fleet previously delivered by Alstom and purchased by OPRET, providing flexibility to adapt capacity to passenger demand.
When we deliver the units of this new contract, all financed by the French Development Agency (AFD), OPRET will have a total of 1 Metropolis trains, all manufactured in Barcelona and running on lines 2 and 64 of the Santo Domingo Metro. It allows to expand transport capacity with more modern trains, while guaranteeing a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly public transport service," said Iván Moncayo, Alstom's Managing Director in the Dominican Republic.
The new trains will have similar appearance, functionality and features to the Metropolis trains currently operating in the Santo Domingo Metro, such as wide doors, wide aisles and a low floor for optimum passenger flow. Improve the passenger experience and optimize operations and usability, including improvements to LED lighting in the passenger area, passenger information and warning system. As an added feature, these new trains will feature a new driver's desk design that will integrate with other elements of the cabin, and a state-of-the-art display unit for the driver.
Alstom's Metropolis trains have been serving the diverse needs of customers around the world for over 20 years with flexible configurations: 2 to 9 car configurations, different voltage systems, steel wheels or tires, fully automatic or manually operated and individually designed trains. adaptable to existing infrastructure and multiple capacity needs. Metropolitan trains have low noise levels, high recyclability and optimized energy efficiency to minimize environmental impact. More than 30 cities have ordered or operated Metropolis trains, including Amsterdam, Singapore, Panama City, Barcelona, Paris, Riyadh, Dubai, Sydney and Montreal.
Alstom has been in the Dominican Republic since 2009 and has contributed to the consolidation and growth of the Santo Domingo Metro, both in the provision of rolling stock and in fleet maintenance.
Günceleme: 12/01/2023 16:07