Alstom wins a contract of around 1 billion euros for trains in Mexico

The railway manufacturer will have to supply 42 trains as well as the entire signaling, communication and traffic management system for the new line.

A consortium led by Alstom won a contract worth around 1.3 billion euros, of which “nearly a billion“For the French railway manufacturer, in order to supply the rolling stock and the signaling of the”Maya Trend», A new rail link in Yucatan, Mexico.

Concretely, it is a consortium comprising an association of Alstom and Bombardier Transport which was selected at the end of May by the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), but the first bought the second at the end of January. Alstom is associated in the adventure with local groups Gami Ingeniería e instalaciones and Construcciones Urales, he said in a statement on Wednesday. Alstom must in particular supply 42 trains derived from its X’Trapolis range, adapted to local conditions. They will exist in three types: “standard and comfortable», More luxurious with dining car and night trains.

First delivery in June 2023

«The design of the three types of trains -Xiinbal, Janal and P’tal- is exclusive to Mexico and inspired by the Mayan culture, where the lines, the speed and the beauty of the majestic jaguar were elements of inspiration for the train.», Commented Maite Ramos, Managing Director of Alstom Mexico. “Manufacturing of Tren Maya will begin immediately, with Mexican labor, after signing of the contract.“, She added, quoted in the press release. The trainsets will be assembled in the former Bombardier factory in Ciudad Sahagún, in central Mexico. The delivery of the first is promised in June 2023, according to a spokesperson.

Alstom must also supply the entire signaling, communication and traffic management system for the Tren Maya, a 1,525 km line on which the Mexican authorities are counting to develop tourism in the Yucatan peninsula. The consortium is also responsible for building the workshops and servicing system equipment, according to the group.

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