The Buenos Aires Metro concessionaire (EMOVA) awarded Alstom a contract the maintenance of five 5-car trainsets.
The maintenance work will begin immediately for a period of approximately 19 months. Alstom will perform the services in its workshop in Los Hornos, Province of Buenos Aires. The maintenance of the trainsets, originally built by CNR, includes bogie overhauls, the brake system, couplers, and pantographs.
The modernisation of these important train subsystems will help improve their performance and extend their useful life by 10 years.
Thanks to this agreement with Alstom, passengers on the Buenos Aires metro network will obtain a better travel experience, in renovated cars that are more available, reliable and safer. Once maintenance is complete, the five CNR trainsets will be assigned to Buenos Aires metro lines A and C.
“Since December 1, 2021, at Emova we have assumed the commitment to focus on the user. As we did in the first stage with the Alstom trains that we incorporated to Line E, we will now renew our commercial relationship to carry out this work in the CNR fleet, which will undoubtedly result in an improvement in the quality of the service,” Joaquín Acuña, President of the Buenos Aires metro concessionaire said.