Alstom has received an order for five additional metro trainsets from the municipality of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The order, worth around €42 million, is an option of the contract signed in 2010, which included 23 Metropolis for the metro network of the Dutch capital. The additional metro trainsets will be delivered to Amsterdam during the second half of 2014.
The order is part of an ambitious public transport policy adopted by the municipality of Amsterdam, the city region and the operator, GVB, to expand and modernise the metro network. It includes the introduction of additional metro trainsets, the creation of a new north-south line and the modernisation of the existing network and the north-south line with a new CBTC Signalling and Control system, awarded to Alstom in 2012.
With this additional order, the total amount of new metro trainsets for Amsterdam is now of 28.
The metros will be produced in Alstom’s Katowice site in Poland.