Alstom, Spanish Firm Sign Contract for 42 Trains

TMB (Metropolitan Transport of Barcelona) and Alstom Spain have signed a contract, valued at more than 260 million euros, for the design, manufacture and commissioning of 42 new meters.

These trains will run on lines 1 and 3 of the suburban of Barcelona, ​​replacing the oldest trains currently operating on the network. The Alstom plant in Santa Perpètua will be responsible for designing and manufacturing all trains.

“It is a pride that TMB puts its trust back in Alstom. The experience and innovation capacity of our local teams will always be at TMB’s side. With more than 400 million travelers a year, the Barcelona metro network is one of the most efficient and modern in Europe. With our trains we want to continue working with TMB in the development of efficient and sustainable mobility that responds to the current and future needs of all passengers ”, highlights Antonio Moreno, president of Alstom Spain.

“With the withdrawal of the oldest fleet, we accelerate a renewal process that will increase the reliability of the service, sustainability and comfort of passengers in two of our most frequented Metro lines in a context of maximum demand for the collective transport of Barcelona, ​​on the occasion of the entry into force of the low emission zone. This is the most important acquisition of rolling stock in the history of TMB, ”said Rosa Alarcón, president of TMB, during the signing of the contract.

The meters, of the Alstom Metropolis family, will be prepared to also circulate on automatic lines without a driver. In its design the maximum requirements in environmental matters, comfort on board, connectivity and accessibility have been taken into account.

The design of the new Metro units is faithful to the aesthetic line of TMB, but incorporating new visual elements that reflect the identity of Barcelona, ​​such as the graphics of the doors that make a wink to the urban planning of the city (Plan Cerdá) .

The new metro units are based on the experience and reliability of the Alstom Metropolis range, incorporating new innovations and technological solutions. “Metropolis ™ trains guarantee the needs of TMB – reliability, availability, safety and comfort – through a solid, proven and technically designed solution that millions of travelers worldwide already use,” adds Antonio Moreno

“With more than 25 years of technological and industrial presence, we are the only manufacturer capable of integrating the entire project in Catalonia, with dedicated and local teams throughout the project, from design and engineering to manufacturing, commissioning and services after-sales ”, highlights Sergio Boya, commercial director of Alstom in Catalonia.

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