Alstom to modernise Los Angeles’ Metro light rail fleet

Credit: Steve Hymon/Metro/Wikimedia.
Credit: Steve Hymon/Metro/Wikimedia.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Alstom a contract to perform the midlife overhaul of its P2000 light rail vehicles (LRVs).

The €130 million contract covers 52 LRVs that operate on the Blue, Green and Expo lines.

The works covers the upgrading of propulsion, heat, ventilation and air conditioning, automatic train control, auxiliary power supply, brake control, communications and doors systems as well as the LRV’s bogies.

The overhaul is expected to allow Metro to keep the fleet in service for another 15 years.

Alstom will perform the railcar stripping, final assembly, and testing at its Mare Island facility in Vallejo, California and its Naperville, Illinois, site will provide the required engineering for the project.

The first vehicles will be overhauled in July, 2017, with the last overhauled vehicle returning in 2021.

Alstom estimates the work will create 45 jobs.

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