PORTUGAL: On January 24, Metropolitano de Lisboa selected a consortium of Stadler Valencia and Siemens Mobility Unipessoal to provide rolling stock and signalling equipment under contracts worth €114m.
Stadler will supply 14 three-car metro trainsets, while Siemens’ CBTC is to be installed on the Blue, Yellow, and Green lines, replacing legacy equipment dating from the 1970s. This will enable services to be automated in the future. The offer from Siemens and Stadler was chosen ahead of a rival bid from CRRC and Thales.
The contract includes preventive and corrective maintenance of all equipment for a period of three years, which can be extended for another two years after the acceptance of the trains and signalling equipment.
According to the operator, the new rolling stock will increase passenger comfort and accessibility while also providing enhanced communications, security, and video surveillance systems.
The investment programme is intended to sustain the strong growth across the network, which saw a 9% year-on-year increase in ridership in 2018-19.