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Alstom delivers first Riyadh Metro trainset

Alstom has handed over the first of the 69 metro trainsets it will supply for lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh Metro system which is currently under construction.

Composed of two cars each, the trainset is 36 meter-long and is able to accommodate up to 231 passengers.

Production of the trainsets is on track and Alstom expects to deliver all units by the end of 2018, it said in a statement.

Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) launched in 2013 the project to build a metro network that would stretch to 176 km-long and include six lines and 85 stations.

Alstom, as part of the Fast consortium, is in charge of supplying a full integrated metro system for lines 4, 5 and 6 (or Yellow, Green, and Purple lines).

The FAST consortium includes FCC (leader), Samsung, Alstom, Strukton and Freyssinet Saudi Arabia. The overall contract value for the consortium is EUR 5.8bn ($6.14bn) while Alstom’s share in the contract amounts to more than EUR 1.2bn.

As well as the trainsets the package includes Urbalis, Alstom CBTC[1] signalling solution, the power supply and its energy recovery system Hesop.

[1] Communication Based Train Control