Including preventive and corrective maintenance of the rolling stock, signaling and power supply system of Line 2 of the Panama Metro, the new maintenance contract between the Panama Metro (MPSA) and Alstom, which is a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been concluded in November 23, 2022. The intended work that’s duration is expected to be 3 years is going to commence immediately.
Being operated since 2019, the viaduct line with 21km length and the capacity to transport 16,000 passengers per hour in each direction has been designed for a horizon-year capacity of over than 40,000 passengers per hour in one direction, while during this time Alstom has also provided maintenance services.
The Panamanian technicians and specialists, who all contracted, prepared and trained by Alstom, will mainly advance these services.
According to Iván Moncayo General Director of Alstom Panama: “With this new maintenance contract, Alstom reinforces its presence and commitment to Panama by providing quality services that contribute to the improvement of the country’s rail infrastructure and logistics.”
Due to comprising of maintenance of 21 Alstom Metropolis trains, covering the overhaul of the bogies, the brake system, the coupling system and the pantographs, this contract will help improve the performance and extend the useful life of the trains, guaranteeing the quality of service and their safety.
Additionally, overseeing the maintenance of the Urbalis communications based train control (CBTC) signaling system, which is a proven and reliable train control system based on radio communication, will be up to Alstom. The Urbalis solution allows for precise control of the train route to manage traffic efficiently and safely, and for 90-second headways between trains on Line 2, thus increasing the capacity of the system.
“With this new maintenance contract, Alstom reinforces its presence and commitment to Panama by providing quality services that contribute to the improvement of the country’s rail infrastructure and logistics. At Alstom we are proud and grateful to Panama Metro for having selected us to provide maintenance services for Line 2, a service that we will provide based on our technological leadership and world-class experience, which allow us to guarantee a reliable and safe operation for the comfort and convenience of Metro users,” added Iván Moncayo.
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