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Alstom News - Italy and Brazil

Alstom has been awarded an EUR40 million contract to supply sub-systems to modernise the Milan-Desio-Seregno suburban tram line which includes the design, supply and installation of the tracks, electrical traction sub-stations, the signaling and telecommunications system. The 14.3 km-long line is due to enter into service by the end of 2016.

Alstom Transport will open a new manufacturing line dedicated to trams in Taubaté, Brazil, operational from December 2014. Based at the Alstom group's existing hydro manufacturing site in Taubaté, the new manufacturing line will address the Brazilian and Latin American markets where tram projects are booming.

The first trams that might be produced in Taubaté are the ones ordered1 in September 2013 by the VLT Carioca consortium for the city of Rio de Janeiro. Alstom is supplying a catenary-free tramway system, which includes 32 Citadis trams along with power supply, signaling and telecommunication systems.

The delivery of the trams is scheduled to take place between early 2015 and mid-2016, in time for the summer Olympics. In order to meet the contractual term, Alstom will produce the first Citadis in Europe and the remaining ones in Taubaté.

3 February 2014

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