Alstom and Barcelona Metro operator TMB signed the EUR 260 million contract for the supply of 42 five-car Metropolis trains to replace those currently running on lines 1 and 3 of the network.
Under the contract, Alstom is responsible for the design, manufacturing and commissioning of the new metro trains. The Metropolis trains will be manufactured in Alstom’s Barcelona site and delivered to TMB within two and a half years.
According to the specifications, the new Metropolis trains will meet strict sustainability criteria; light structure, low energy consumption, high levels of recoverability and recyclability, technical reliability and ease of maintenance. The trains will also be equipped with remote sensors for optimal maintenance.
The trains for Barcelona will be built with higher passenger comfort, offering accessibility, wide doors and spaces to facilitate passenger flow, acoustic comfort, vibration mitigation and passenger information in real time.
Both external an internal design features will remain faithful to the TMB brand but will also add new visual elements that reflect the identity of Barcelona, such as graphics on the doors that represent Barcelona’s urban landscape.