Alstom to keep Madrid moving

Mintra, the public company responsible for transport infrastructure in Madrid, has chosen Alstom to build 70 CITADIS vehicles for the city’s new light rail network.

Mintra (Madrid, Infraestructuras del Transporte), the public company responsible for transport infrastructure in the Spanish capital, has chosen Alstom to build 70 CITADIS vehicles for the city’s new light rail network.

The contract, worth 144.6 million Euros, is expected to be finalised in September.

The order comes as Madrid expands its public transport network to municipalities in the north and west, building 31 kilometres of light rail lines. The CITADIS vehicles will offer service on this network, which is planned to open in 2007.

Alstom will build the vehicles at its facilities in Spain; delivery is planned to start in 2006 and be complete by June 2007.