Alstom has announced that it has delivered Line 3 of the Guadalajara network, which is expected to carry 230,000 passengers a day.
The new line covers 21km (approx 13 miles) and has 18 stations in the cities of Zapopan, Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque.
This new line will be operated by local train operator SITEUR (Sistema del Tren Eléctrico Urbano – Urban Electric Train System).
Back in 2014, Alstom was selected by Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes to provide a system for the Guadalajara network and represents an approx £300m investment to enhance services for the State of Jalisco.
“Line 3 is designed to be 100% accessible to all, with spaces for people with disabilities inside the cars and dedicated infrastructure at all stations. The line is an example of a modern, inclusive transport system that offers passengers a reliable, safe and comfortable travel experience while remaining environmentally sustainable,” said Maite Ramos, Managing Director of Alstom Mexico.
“We congratulate everyone involved in the inauguration of this very important project for Jalisco. Without a doubt, it will greatly benefit all the State’s residents, changing the way they travel and improving their lifestyle. Alstom’s efficient work to carry out this project saw the company’s experience and commitment contribute to improving the quality of life of residents and proposing complete safety in their travel,” said Manuel Gomez Parra, General Director of Railway and Multimodal Development of the SCT.
The contract signed in 2014 includes 18 Metropolis trains, communication system, and traction substations.
Get image downloads, Prints and Streaming Video
The latest railway news
Railway Prints, DVD’s / Blu-Ray’s and more
Come and share your railway pictures
Mainline UK Steam Info
Upcoming mainline steam tours/loco movements
Visit their website