Alstom will Produce 23 Metropolis Train Set for Amsterdam

Alstom will Produce 23 Metropolis Train Set for Amsterdam
February 22, 2010 5:50 pm

The Dutch city of Amsterdam has awarded a €200m ($270m) contract to French firm Alstom for the supply of 23 Metropolis trainsets.

Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf, the city’s transport operator, plans to upgrade the metro network, which includes building a new North / South line, rebuilding of the Amstelveen line and renovating the East line.

Alstom Metropolis Train Properties

The low-floor, six-coach, 116m-long trainsets can operate at 80km an hour, accommodate 960 passengers and will increase the total transportation capacity by nearly 50%.
Other features include automatic transportation without a driver, travel information, communication connections, camera surveillance and noise-reducing equipment.
The Metropolis trainset delivery is scheduled to begin in spring 2012, with trains to enter service by the end of 2012. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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