The first TEG-15 model light rail vehicle has arrived in Mexico

28 March 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

Bombardier Transportation’s first TEG-15 model light rail vehicle (LRV) has arrived for commissioning in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico.


This is from an order placed in December 2015 by the Sistema de Tren Eléctrico Urbano (SITEUR) for Bombardier to supply 12, two-car LRVs that will run on SITEUR’s Line 1 as part of the Jalisco government’s plan to extend and modernise the line.

The TEG-15 LRV

The TEG-15 LRV is 29.56m long, will have a maximum speed of 80km/hr and is designed to improve travel experience for passengers. As such, it features an On-Board Video Recording System (OVRS); a passenger communication intercom; a new fire and smoke detection system; Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology; visual alerts for closing doors; and wheelchair access. Furthermore, the driver’s cabin, equipment, and controls have been redesigned for greater ergonomics.

They also have high reliability, low maintenance costs, will have space for 48 seated and 250 standing passengers, and will be fully compatible with Bombardier’s TEG-90 version previously delivered to SITEUR.

“These new trains will help Mexico’s second largest city to manage the growing urbanisation it is experiencing”

“These new trains will help Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city and one of the main commercial and industrial hubs, to manage the growing urbanisation it is experiencing, by renewing its transportation system and increasing Line 1 capacity by approximately 50%,” said Benoît Brossoit, President of Bombardier Transportation, Americas Region.

Servicing the three largest cities in Mexico

This is part of Bombardier’s successful Mexican Legacy Light Rail Vehicles developed since the ’90s with more than 100 trains in service in Mexico’s three largest cities: Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City.

The first vehicle will continue testing at SITEUR’s facilities, with a provisional acceptance anticipated no later than the second half of May 2017 and the last train is scheduled to be delivered by the end of November 2017.

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