Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos train.

BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban train operator CPTM has awarded Alstom Transport a €80m contract to supply nine electric multiple-units for Line 11 Expresso Leste services, the manufacturer announced on October 19.

Part of Alstom's Metropolis range, the eight-car 1 600 mm gauge 3 kV DC units will be produced at Alstom's Lapa plant for delivery by mid-2012.

They will be designed for easy access with gangways between cars. They will be equipped with dynamic travel information and air-conditioning, and safety measures will include CCTV, smoke detectors and a fire extinguishing system.