Alstom wins metro train contract in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo Line 2C Transport Reordering Office (OPRET) and Alstom signed a contract to manufacture, supply and put into service 8 three-car Metropolis trains for Santo Domingo Line 2C.

The new contract is fully financed with a credit from the Central American Bank of Economic Integration (BCIE).

The new trains will be manufactured at the Alstom industrial plant in Santa Perpetua, in Barcelona, and will be able to operate in multiple units, that is to say coupled with each other or with other trains of the fleet that today operate in the Santo Domingo Metro system, allowing greater flexibility to adapt capacity to passenger demand.

Santo Domingo Line 2C covers a stretch of 7.3 km and the construction of five stations, which will be part of the integrated transport system Metro – Teleférico de Santo Domingo. The line extends from the María Montez station on Luperón Avenue to the new station Los Alcarrizos, with an underground section of 900 meters long and another elevated of 6.45 km. This extension will raise the quality of life of residents of neighboring sectors, as it will facilitate the flow of some 22,850 vehicles that transit the Duarte highway on working days.

The Metropolis trains that Alstom delivers for OPRET, offer accessibility advantages such as the width of the doors, wide and continuous corridors for an optimal flow of passengers. The nre trains have technological advances to improve the travel experience of passengers, to optimise operations and improve availability, including LED lighting in the passenger area with improvements to the passenger information and alert system. These new trains will have a new design of driving desk that will be integrated with the other elements of the cab and a DDU (Display Driver Uninstalle) of last generation.

“When the extension of Line 2C is operational and with the arrival of these new contracted with Alstom, the Santo Domingo Metro will have a fleet of 72 Alstom Metropolis trains, operating Lines 1 and 2,” said Iván Moncayo, General Manager of Alstom in the Dominican Republic.

In January 2023, OPRET also ordered from Alstom ten 3-car Metropolis trains for Line 1.


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