Lima Metro's Line 1 is planning to double its passenger capacity with the contract signed with Alstom to supply new Metropolis trains and cars.
Alstom will specifically manufacture 20 new trains at its plant in Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, in Barcelona. Each train will have six cars, and an extra 19 cars will be manufactured to increase the size of existing trains from five to six cars.
The contract is worth around 200 million euros and will give work to this plant in Barcelona, which manufactured the trains that currently run on the same metro line in the capital of Peru. Alstom plans to finish the order placed by Graña y Montero Ferrovías in 2019.
Lima Metro's Line 1 is 34 km long, has 26 stations and crosses the city from north to south. More and more passengers have been using this line since it was opened in 2011 – about 320,000 people use it every day.
With the new trains, the company that operates the metro, Graña y Montero Ferrovías, will be able to double the passenger capacity per hour, from 20,000 to 48,000 people.
Alstom currently has a workforce of almost 31,000 employees and operates in over 60 countries. In Spain it has 19 production centers and about 2,000 workers.
Last updated: 26|09|2016