MEXICO: Comsa has been awarded an €80m contract to undertake track and electrical system renewals on Mexico City metro Line 1.
Work is scheduled to start in Q2 2022, with the contract including materials supply and construction works covering a total of 39 track-km including loops and sidings on the 16·7 km east-west line from Pantitlán to Observatorio.
The project also includes the rehabilitation of the low voltage electrical and lighting systems, air-conditioning in equipment rooms, pumping and hydraulic systems and minor structural repairs.
The contract announced on November 30 has been awarded as part of a long-term agreement between transport authority Sistema de Transporte Colectivo and Chinese company CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive, which covers a comprehensive modernisation of the trains, track and control systems on Line 1.
- Under a separate contract, Comsa is rehabilitating the La Mata – Colonia Jordán section of the Ferrocarril Transístmico line which links the Gulf of Mexico with the Pacific Ocean. ArcelorMittal is supplying rails for the project.