ALSTOM to supply 96 metro cars to Shanghai
Saint Ouen Cedex, France – ALSTOM has been awarded a contract by Shanghai Shentong Holdings Group, the operator and owner of Shanghai’s metro network, for the delivery of 12 8-car METROPOLIS trainsets for the extension of Shanghai’s Mass Transit Line 2 within a consortium(*). This contract is worth about €100 million, ALSTOM’s share is over € 38 million. The contract comprises an option for 72 additional METROPOLIS cars.
Since 2000, Shanghai metro line 2 has been operating over a distance of 20 km. Due to the 10 km extension of the line towards the west from Zhongshan road to Hongqiao airport, additional trains are required to meet the need for increased transport capacities.
ALSTOM will provide traction systems and auxiliary power supply kits, train communication systems, train control systems and associated services. Each METROPOLIS train will be equipped with the latest information control system. The first train is expected to be completed at the end of 2007. The delivery of the 12 trainsets is scheduled for 2008.
Mr. Wang Dadong, Managing Director of Alstom Transport China, said “ALSTOM has received orders to date for more than 500 METROPOLIS metro cars for the city of Shanghai. This new contract reconfirms Shanghai metro’s trust in ALSTOM’s products and services.”
ALSTOM has been a supplier to Shanghai Shentong Holdings Group since 1999 and has already delivered metro cars for Shanghai Mass Transit lines 1, 3 and 5 as well as the Nanjing metro network, gaining wide-spread recognition in the mass transit sector in China. Thanks to its excellent performance in the signalling project for Shanghai Mass Transit line 4 in 2005, Alstom was awarded a prize by the municipality of Shanghai earlier april 2006
Since the development of the METROPOLIS range in 1997, ALSTOM has won contracts in cities around the world. Today, about 1700 METROPOLIS trains are in service in cities such as Barcelona, Warsaw, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile. The METROPOLIS range has a modular architecture : the customer can, for instance, choose between various train configurations, train widths and train lengths. They can also define the front-end design, car interiors as well as seating arrangements.
(*) The consortium includes the following companies : ALSTOM Transport SA, CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works, and two ALSTOM Transport JVs in Shanghai, SATCO and SATEE.
With more than 35 product lines and a presence in more than 60 countries, ALSTOM’s Transport sector offers complete products and services for new rolling stock, signaling, and electrical and mechanical infrastructure as well as maintenance and rehabilitation services to four distinct types of customers: urban transit authorities and operators; intercity passenger rail operators and rolling stock owners; rail freight operators; and intercity railway infrastructure owners. ALSTOM’s Transport sector, with sales of 5.1 billion euros in financial year 2004-2005, is among the world’s leading suppliers to the railway industry.