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Alstom presents design of driverless metro train for São Paulo

2 July 2024
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Rendering of Alstom train for São Paulo
Rendering of Alstom train for São Paulo. Source: Alstom
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Brazil: At Alstom Lab 4.0, a virtual reality lab, a 3D model of the exterior and interior of the future train was presented.

As stated by the company, first stainless steel cars are already in production at its industrial unit in Taubaté, state of São Paulo.

Alstom was awarded a contract for 22 six-car Metropolis trains for Line 6 of São Paulo Metro in 2020. Each train is announced to be designed to accommodate 2,044 passengers and reach speeds of up to 90 km/h. The trains will be equipped with an automated train operation system of the highest level, GoA4, and equipment for passenger counting, video surveillance, smoke detection and fire extinguishing.

Rendering of the Alstom train for São Paulo. Source: Alstom

The first 15.3 km section of Line 6 is scheduled to open in November 2025. It is expected to carry approximately 633,000 passengers daily across its 15 stations.

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