Mintra has chosen an Alstom-led consortium for the supply and maintenance of rail signalling equipment in Madrid.

Mintra (Madrid Infraestructuras del Transporte), the public company responsible for transport infrastructure in


, has chosen an


-led consortium for the supply and maintenance of signalling equipment for


’s four new light rail lines.

The contract is worth around €56 million. Alstom will receive 50% of this amount.

Alstom will provide trackside and train-borne signalling equipment and will also be in charge of its maintenance for three years on all four lines.

The infrastructure projects for each of these 4 new light rail lines were launched in 2004 and construction will be finished in 2007. The new lines will connect Madrid to different municipalities in the north and the west of the Greater Madrid area. Service is scheduled to start in 2007.

In August 2004, Alstom was awarded a contract worth €144,6 million for the supply of 70 CITADIS vehicles for this light rail network. They will be delivered during 2006 and 2007.