Metropolitano de Lisboa awarded Stadler Rail Valencia- Siemens Mobility Unipessoal consortium a EUR 114.5 million contract for CBTC installation and for the supply of 14 three-car trains (42 carriages).
The award was approved on January 24, following the international tender launched in September 2018.
The new trains will be equipped with the Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system.
Under the contract, the consortium is responsible for the installation of CBTC system on 70 existing trains, for the implementation of the Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) on the Blue, Yellow and Green lines.
The contract also includes a three-year preventive and corrective equipment maintenance agreement, the supply of test equipment and spare parts and consumables necessary for maintenance for a period of two years and technical training operation and maintenance.
The procurement of the new 14 trains will improve the capacity and services on the network, allowing more comfort and accessibility for passengers.
The CBTC system will replace the existing signalling equipment which was installed in 1970 and is already obsolete and will allow a continuous control of train movements and an increase in the frequency and regularity of the public transport services.