More LRVs for Monterrey

Monterrey’s Mass Transport Authority has awarded Bombardier and its consortium partners $244 million to build 14 high-floor light rail vehicles.


Monterrey’s Mass Transport Authority (Metrorrey) has awarded Bombardier and its consortium partners, Siemens and Grupo Garza Ponce, $244 million to build 14 high-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs).



Bombardier’s share is valued at approximately $43 million.



The manufacturing, testing and commissioning of the 14 high-floor LRVs will take place at Bombardier’s facility in Sahagún, Mexico. Deliveries are scheduled to take place in the second half of 2007.



The new vehicles will be used to expand Line 2 of Monterrey’s Mass Transport Authority. The opening of the new extension is scheduled for the second half of 2007, shortly before the celebration of the Second Universal Forum of Cultures in Monterrey, Nuevo León.



Metrorrey, the second largest mass transit transportation system in Mexico, currently has 23 kilometres of rails and operates with 70 high-floor trains, transporting a total of 50 million passengers each year.



Bombardier says it has supplied close to 70 percent of Metrorrey’s total rolling stock currently in operation. This turnkey project will expand Line 2 towards the San Nicolas de los Garza and Escobedo counties, in the State of Nuevo León, on an 8.7 km alignment, of which 1.5 km will run underground.