Alstom Delivers Last Metro Train to Venezuela

Alstom’s trainset for Los Teques, Venezuela. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

 

Alstom has delivered the last of 22 metropolis trainsets that will run on Line 2 of the Los Teques’ metro system. 

Alstom supplied 22 metro trains, each of which consisted of 6 cars, medium voltage electrification, traction substations and part of the signaling equipment. “Grupo de Empresas”, the Alstom-led consortium with Colas Rail and Thales, was subcontracted by Consorcio Linea 2, and was responsible for the project, including engineering, integration and commissioning of the electromechanical works on a turnkey basis. 

The new trains feature wide access doors, increased passenger capacity with corridors for circulating between the cars, internal LED lighting and a CCTV surveillance system. The trains were manufactured at the Alstom site at Valenciennes, France.  

"We are pleased to hand over and as per schedule the last Metropolis trainset to the city of Los Teques,” said Xavier Boisgontier, Alstom managing director North LAM. “This project undoubtedly already benefits the city and its residents, who commute aboard a reliable, comfortable and environmentally-friendly means of transportation.”