MEXICO: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF has announced that it is to supply 22 cars for Line 3 of the Monterrey metro, as leader of the consortium awarded a 20-year concession to build and operate the line on July 30.

According to CAF, the funding package for the project was expected to be finalised shortly. The Spanish manufacturer has already supplied 22 of the 84-strong fleet operating the two existing lines of the Metrorrey network in Monterrey.

Serving eight stations, Line 3 will run for 7⋅5 km from Barrio Antiguo to Hospital Metropolitano to the northeast of the city centre. Except for a 550 m underground section between Barrio Antiguo and Line 2 at General Zaragoza and a 300 m transition, the new route will run on viaduct for 6⋅65 km.