Bucharest’s state metro operator Metrorex has signed a contract with Alstom to supply up to 30 Metropolis trains for the new line 5.
The order will be completed in two stages: in the first stage, Metrorex will receive 13 trains with a total value of more than 100 million euros.
Subsequently, if necessary, the operator will be able to order 17 more trains. Then the total cost of the contract will be 240 million euros.
The first train should be delivered in less than 29 months. The remaining 12 trains of the first stage will arrive immediately after the certification of the first train.
The 114 m long and 3 m wide six-car trains with stainless steel bodies will have 216 longitudinal seating places. The total capacity will be 1200 passengers. The rolling stock is equipped with on-board CBTC radio traffic control systems to ensure interoperability with modern signaling systems.
For the convenience of passengers, there are four double-leaf doors on each side of the car, wide inter-car passages, specialized access zones for passengers with reduced mobility, LED lighting and a dynamic information board with a route map.
Earlier, the European Commission approved a grant of 97 million euros for the purchase of new trains for the M2 line of the Bucharest metro.
Alstom-built Metropolis trains have been in operation in many countries for over 20 years. Among the company’s clients are the subways of Paris, New York, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Riyadh, Dubai, Sydney and Montreal (photo: Wikipedia)(ZDM)