Alstom’s new trains for the Barcelona Metro operator TMB (Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona) have entered commercial service on line 3.
The 50 new metro trains will replace the Barcelona Metro lines 1 and 3 fleet. Following the commissioning of this first train on line 3, the plan is to gradually replace the current fleet over the coming months. All the trains are being manufactured at Alstom’s industrial site in Santa Perpètua, Barcelona.
These new, more sustainable, efficient and accessible trains are part of a contract awarded to Alstom in October 2019 to supply 50 new metro trains, from the Metropolis family, for nearly €320 million.
During the commissioning of this first train, TMB President Laia Bonet said: “With these new trains, we are improving the service by offering more comfort and accessibility, and we are also moving towards a more sustainable mobility thanks to their lower energy consumption. They are also more accessible with wider doors and corridors, and we are very aware that this is a good solution for the mobility of everyone in our society, in our city.”
Leopoldo Maestu, President of Alstom Spain, said: “It is an honour that TMB has once again trust in Alstom and our site in Catalonia to develop its latest generation of metro trains, that are at the forefront in terms of safety, sustainability, technology, accessibility and comfort. We share with TMB its commitment to social responsibility, for a sustainable future in the economic, social and environmental fields.”
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