The Alstom consortium, which includes Thales, Sofratesa, CIM and TSO, have been awarded the €145m contract to supply rolling stock and works to expand trainsets on Panama Metro Line 1.
As part of the contract, Alstom will supply 70 Metropolis cars for €130m. At present Panama Metro operators 20 three-car sets, and with the new acquisitions most trainset will now have five cars while five trainsets will be expanded to operate with six cars.
Alstom will also supply onboard and lineside Urbalis 400 CBTC signalling equipment, upgrade the power supply, and enlarge the depot.
Thales and Sofratesa are to supply telecoms and auxiliary systems, including Automatic Train Stop, while TSO and CIM will supply depot equipment including additional track and catenary.