Alstom, in a consortium with CAF Brazil, FrotaPoa, has been selected to supply 15 metro trainsets to the Company of Urban Trains of Porto Alegre Brazil, Trensurb. The total amount of the contract is worth around €94 million of which more than 80 million to Alstom. With this order, Trensurb will see its metro fleet increased by 60 percent. The trains which are intended for Metro line 1 of Porto Alegre are scheduled to be delivered for the soccer World Cup in 2014.
Alstom will execute just under 90 percent of the contract and supply the major part of the metro trains. The bogies will be supplied by CAF Brazil.
The metro for Trensurb is part of Alstom Metropolis range. Made of stainless steel, the 15 train-sets can accommodate up to 1,000 passengers. Four large automatic doors per car and wide gangways will enhance the fluidity and accessibility for all passengers especially those with reduced mobility.
Each car is fitted with a high-performance air-conditioning system with automatic temperature control to enhance passenger and driver comfort. The Metropolis train is also equipped with a passenger information and communication system including CCTV for increased security.
To optimize the fleet’s maintenance and maximize its availability, the metro is implemented with TrainTracer a system developed by Alstom which allows fault monitoring in real time. The life expectancy of the Metropolis trains is 30 years.
The metro trains will be manufactured at Alstom Transport’s facility in Lapa, Brazil which counts 450 employees.