Lima Metro Line 1 to receive 139 Metropolis cars in contract worth €200m
1 September 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Alstom has signed a contract with Graña y Montero Ferrovias for the supply of 120 Metropolis cars (20 trainsets) for Line 1 of the Lima Metro. In addition, the rolling stock manufacturer will supply 19 new cars to complete the existing trainsets already in service on the same line. Delivery of the 139 Metropolis cars is scheduled for completion by 2019.
Metro Line 1 Metropolis order scheduled for delivery by 2019
Lima metro line 1 is 34 km-long and includes 26 stations. It crosses the city from the South – ‘Villa El Salvador’ to the North -‘San Juan de Lurigancho’. The ridership, which has been growing ever since the line opened in 2011, is approximately 320,000 per day.
With the 20 new Metropolis trainsets composed of six cars each as well as the 19 cars that will lengthen the trainsets from five cars to six, Graña y Montero Ferrovias will more than double the current transportation capacity, from 20,000 passengers per hour to 48,000.
Commenting on the order, Michel Boccaccio, Senior Vice President of Alstom Latin America said: “We would like to thank Graña y Montero Ferrovias for another vote of confidence. With this new order, more passengers will be able to commute aboard a metro solution that is reliable, comfortable and environmental friendly. Well established in the Latin American region, we are committed to make this project a success and to accompany Peru and the region in their different mobility projects.”
The Metropolis trains will be manufactured at Alstom’s factory located in Santa Perpetua Barcelona in Spain.