19 Metropolis trainsets for the Lima metro
Alstom has been awarded a contract totalling €130 million for the supply of 19 Metropolis trainsets to the city of Lima, Peru.
Proinversion, an agency promoting private investment in Peru, has awarded a 30-year concession for the operation and maintenance of the country’s first metro line to the consortium GYM Ferrovias S.A.(1). The line will serve the districts of Villa El Salvador, Avenida Grau and San Juan de Lurigancho.. Alstom will supply the consortium with 19 trainsets of five coaches each. The first tramset will be delivered in late 2012, and is due to be commissioned in 2013.
The Latin America’s fifth largest city, Lima has around 10 million inhabitants, and the metro line is designed to alleviate the city’s transportation problems. In its final configuration, it will cover nearly 34 kilometres, connecting Lima’s neighbourhoods from north to south via 26 stations. The metro network could eventually total seven lines.
The trainsets for the Lima metro will be designed and manufactured by Alstom production facilities in Europe. The large doors, continuous low floor, extra wide seats and gangways between the coaches will make access and getting around on board much easier. Dynamic information displays and an interior design favouring natural light will improve passengers’ safety and comfort.
To date, 4,000 Metropolis coaches have been sold throughout the world. Alstom has equipped the cities of Barcelona, Istanbul, Singapore, Shanghai, Nanking, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Santo Domingo, among others. One out of every four metros operating worldwide is an Alstom metro.
1. The consortium comprises Graña y Montero S.A, a Peruvian construction and property development company, and the Argentinean rail operator Ferrovias S.