Alstom has announced its first modified Metropolis trainset has started commercial operations on Line 1 of Panama’s Metro.
The milestone follows the signing of a contract between the two parties in 2015 to supply an additional 70 cars to the city’s metro fleet.
This will see the line’s capacity boosted by transforming three-car trains into five-car trains up until the end of 2019.
Alstom project director Jean-Michel Morvan said: “Thanks to the retrofit process and to the preventive maintenance that Alstom preforms, our client and Metro users will be guaranteed of having a public transport system available, which meets the highest security and quality standards, as well as the support of Alstom as an expert of the railway industry.”
Around 293,000 passengers use Line 1 of the Panama Metro on a daily basis.
Alstom has been present in Panama since the beginning of the Metro Line 1 project in 2014. It has also been part of Line 2.