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Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France, 2014/05/29 - Alstom, leader of the FrotaPoa consortium with CAF Brasil, delivered the first of the 15 metro trains ordered by Empresa de Trens Urbanos de Porto Alegre (Trensurb). FR0010220475; ALO
This month, Alstom, leader of the FrotaPoa consortium with CAF Brasil, delivered the first of the 15 metro trains ordered by Empresa de Trens Urbanos de Porto Alegre (Trensurb).
The train was produced at Lapa Unit, in São Paulo, and is part of the Alstom Metropolis category. Each car has four large automatic doors and wide corridors ensure greater fluidity and accessibility to passengers, especially those with reduced mobility. To increase the comfort of the driver and passengers, there is a high performance air conditioning system with automatic temperature control.
The maintenance of the trains will be facilitated by self-test systems and failure monitoring in real time, and the useful life should be of at least 30 years.
With this order, Trensurb’s fleet will have a 60% increase. The trains, intended for line 1 of the Porto Alegre metro, should be delivered for the World Cup in 2014.
Alstom (alstom.com) is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.