The first Translohr STE5, conceived and manufactured by NTL in Strasburg, France, was shipped to Medellín, via Amberes and Cartagena. Thus, NTL presents its new LRV generation with state-of-the-art motorized system applied in the three different axes in 39 meter trains, apt to run at 70 km/h. Each one of the 12 LRVs has a capacity for over 300 passengers.
Alstom, leader of the UT Alstom-Sytecsa consortium, is also in charge of the power system that will supply power to the LRVs. Alstom’s scope includes project management, engineering, the supply of traction equipment (medium voltage transformers, direct current and control equipment), a distribution center and three traction substations with rectification, as well as tests. Sytecsa will be in charge of the installation of the site.
The Ayacucho LRV, whose commissioning is scheduled for mid-2015, is 4.3 km long, has a 12% slope, nine stations and maintenance workshops. It is expected that over 80,000 passengers are transported every day. The project is part of the Medellín Metro Master Plan for the Metropolitan Region, which includes several actions to be conducted between 2006 and 2030. It has the purpose of offering greater mobility to passengers and a multimodal transport system, changing the relation of the population with urban mobility.
About Alstom Transport
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and sells the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the rail sector. Alstom Transport manages complete transport systems, including rolling stock, signaling, maintenance and modernization, infrastructure, and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of €5.9 billion euros in fiscal year 2013/14. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and has around 28,300 employees.
About Alstom in Colombia
Alstom (alstom.com) is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in Colombia for over 60 years, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. The company has headquarters in Bogota and employs more than 140 people. Alstom Colombia is responsible for projects of turnkey substations and equipment to important power plants in the country, such as El Quimbo and Ituango. Alstom maintains continuous efforts to strengthen the culture of integrity and care for the environment in its units around the country. The company spreads the basic principles of Alstom Foundation and fundamental rules contained in its Code of Ethics to all its stakeholders.