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Alstom JV lands €530m Venezuela metro role

1 Nov 11 A consortium of Alstom, Colas Rail and Thales has won a €530m (£462m) contract for work on the second line of Los Teques metro in Miranda State, Venezuela.

The 12km line will be served by six stations and will enter service in October 2015.

Alstom has a share in the consortium of more than 60%, while the Colas Rail share is 22% and Thales has 17%. They will undertake the global coordination of the project, including engineering, integration and commissioning of the electromechanical works on a turnkey basis. In addition, they will supply 22 metro trains of six cars each, medium-voltage electrification, traction substations and part of the signalling equipment. 

The civils work on the line is being carried out by Odebrecht of Brazil and Vinccler of Venezuela.

Los Teques metro is a suburban mass-transit extension of the Caracas metro system. The first line was inaugurated in 2006 and carries more than 42,000 passengers per day. An 18.5km third line is planned to complete the network.

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