Thursday, June 1, 2023
- Advertisement -
Home International First new Barcelona Metro trains enter into commercial service

First new Barcelona Metro trains enter into commercial service

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.”

Photo credit: Alstom

image_pdfDownload article

Most Popular

Nuclear Transport Solutions launches major recruitment drive

Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) has launched a major nationwide recruitment drive in a bid to strengthen and support its existing teams.

Serco announces new appointments to the Group Executive Committee

Serco Group Plc, a leading international provider of services to governments, announces the appointment of Gillian Duggan as Chief People and Culture Officer, and the appointment of Ruth McGowan to the new role of Chief Strategy and Growth Officer.

Second phase of significant upgrades at Morley approaches

Nine days of major upgrades are due to take place from 17-25 June at Morley station as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. Over nine...

HS2 launches new construction apprenticeships

Jobseekers and career changers who want to work in construction are encouraged to register for a new two-week pre-employment programme that could lead to...
- Advertisement -