MEXICO: The first train for the future Line 3 of the Guadalajara metro was presented to the Secretariat of Communications & Transport on January 24. It had started its journey from Alstom’s factory in Barcelona in October.

Alstom is supplying 18 three-car Metropolis trainsets under a contract awarded in 2014 to Alstom and OHL subsidiary CPVM that covers railway systems. Alstom’s €240m share of the €380m contract covers rolling stock, substations and communications systems. Signalling and train control will be based on Alstom’s Urbalis 400 CBTC.

The air-conditioned trains will have a maximum speed of 90 km/h. They will operate on the 21∙5 km Line 3 that will serve 18 stations and is expected to carry 233 000 passengers/day.