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Dominican Republic metro fit-out

01 Dec 2006

ON OCTOBER 31 the Dominican Republic's Oficina para la Reorganización del Transporte confirmed a €99m contract for electrical and mechanical works on the metro line now under construction in Santo Domingo.

The contract has been awarded to a consortium of Siemens and Thales, which will share the revenue 72:27. Consortium leader Siemens will be responsible for project management, and for supply of signalling and train control, the operations control system and the 1.5 kV DC power supply network including substations and overhead line equipment. Thales will supply its ScadaSoft supervisory system for the stations, telecommunications and the control centre, together with contactless fare collection equipment and station gates.

Under construction for 10 months (RG 12.05 p754), and due to open in 2008, the 14 km north-south line with 16 stations is the first phase of OPRET's programme to improve transport services for the capital's 3 million inhabitants.