Alstom produces the first body-shell for PRASA

Alstom_Prasa_1200x800---Xtrapolis-Mega-1Alstom’s Lapa manufacturing plant in Brazil has timely manufactured the first complete body-shell of the twenty X’Trapolis Mega commuter trains currently under production in the site as part of its 600-trains contract with Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
Seven months after the financial close of the EUR 4 billion contract between Alstom and PRASA, the project is well under way, with the manufacturing proceeding smoothly and Gibela , the local joint venture, created to execute the PRASA contract, up and running.
This first stainless steel body-shell is now ready to start the fitting phase, after which, by the end of 2015, the first complete PRASA train will be shipped to South Africa for an intensive testing program, before it can enter into revenue service by June 2016.

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