CHILE: Metro de Santiago has awarded Alstom Transport a €5·3m contract to supply, install and commission Sacem automatic train control on the Escuela Militar - Los Dominicos extension which is now under construction. The 3·8 km addition to Line 1 is expected to open by December.

Sacem will allow minimum headways of 100 sec. Sacem is already in use on lines 1, 2 and 5, and in December Alstom was awarded a €9·5m contract to install it on the 14·2 km Line 5 extension from Quinta Normal to Maipú.