Trains for Chile

Santiago Metro, the operator of the metro in Chile’s capital, has awarded Alstom three contracts worth €110 million.


Santiago Metro, the operator of the metro in Chile’s capital, has awarded Alstom three contracts, worth some €110 million, as part of its extension programme for line

2 north Recoleta Avenue
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The first contract is worth about €52 million and covers the supply of 42 metro cars and a two-year supervision of maintenance of the capital’s metro.



Furthermore, Santiago Metro has exercised an option included in the same contract for an additional 43 metro cars and a two-year supervision of maintenance of these cars. The option has a value of around €44 million.



Santiago Metro has also awarded Alstom two other contracts for signalling equipment and automatic train control totalling €14 million.



Alstom will manufacture this equipment in its factories in Brazil and France. Delivery will start in mid 2007.


Alstom has supplied rolling stock to Santiago Metro over the past 30 years. The entire current fleet composed of 488 cars, running on 3 lines, was built by Alstom. An additional 180 cars for line 4 are now being manufactured in Brazil. 44 of these cars have already been delivered.