An Alstom lead consortium, including CIM, Sofratesa, Thales and TSO has been awarded the contract to provide rolling stock and rail systems for Panama Metro’s new Line 2 project.
The elevated metro line will run from San Miguelito to Nuevo Tocumen, along a 21km route which will include 16 stations. The project will have a capacity of 40,000 passengers per hour in each direction.
The new line will extend the overall network to 37km, and Line 2 will have integrated connections with Line 1, which was completed in April 2014.
The contract was awarded by Consórcio Línea 2, made of Odebrecht and FCC, and Line 2 is expected to be complete by the start of 2019.
“With an extended metro network, better connectivity and greater transport capacity, I am confident that more people will be commuting daily onboard a system that is reliable, smooth, and environmental-friendly,” Michel Boccaccio, senior vice president of Alstom Transport in Latin America explained.
Alstom will supply an integrated metro system which includes 21 Metropolis trainsets as well as traction substations including Hesop reversible substation, and Urbalis – Alstom Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) solution which controls the movement of the trains and enables trains at higher speeds and with a 90 second headway.
They will be produced in Santa Perpetua factory in Spain where the metro trainsets for line 1 were also manufactured.