Alstom signs a 101 million euro contract to supply Santo Domingo metro with 15 train sets

The metro wagons will be fabricated in Alstom Transport’s industrial centre, located in the Catalan town of Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, in Barcelona metropolitan area.

CNA / Ismael Peracaula

December 14, 2010 09:50 PM

Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (ACN).- Alstom and the Dominican operator OPRET signed a 101 million euro contract to extend Line 2 of the Santo Domingo metro by 15 train sets, with 3 wagons per unit, totalling 45 wagons. The contract also includes the maintenance of the units, as well as an option for 6 additional train sets. Alstom supplied Line 1 of the Santo Domingo metro with 19 units in 2008. The new cars will be designed and fabricated in Alstom’s industrial centre, located in the Catalan municipality of Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, in the Vallès Occidental county, in Barcelona’s metropolitan area. The area has become an important pole for train exports in Spain. It has already supplied material for the London, Washington DC, Shanghai and Santo Domingo metros.

The trains are based on Alstom’s ‘Metropolis’ platform. Each train set is comprised of 3 cars. However, the train is prepared to incorporate up to 3 additional cars in the future. The train has a capacity of 64-seated passengers or up to 617 standing. Each car can be customised to include spaces for disabled passengers, bicycles, video-surveillance systems, smoke detectors and air conditioning systems.

Alstom has sold a total of 4,000 metro cars as part of the Metropolis platform in cities such as Barcelona, Warsaw, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Santo Domingo.

Line 2 of the Santo Domingo metro will run east to west, connecting Los Alcarrizos with Sant Lluis. It will cross Line 1, which runs north to south and connects the Vila Mella and La Feria neighbourhoods. The network operates in the most important commercial, academic and service zones of the Dominican capital. Spanning 21 kilometres with 20 stations, the new line will transport 400,000 people daily. The project’s completion date is scheduled for early 2012.