Mexico: The two-car tram-train started operation in the southern suburbs of Mexico City on the 13 km Tren Ligero line with 18 stations.
According to Martín López Delgado, CEO of the Mexican operator STE, his company will receive and put into service two trains per month from February.
The two-car LRV for Mexico by CRRC. Source: Chinadaily
CRRC was ordered nine two-car tram-trains in 2022 under a contract worth €33 mln. The first vehicle was unveiled last September. The 30 m long train offers capacity for 170 passengers, 50 of whom can be seated, and can accelerate up to 80 km/h and negotiate curves with a radius of 25 m.
Inside the two-car LRV for Mexico by CRRC. Source: Stmnoticias
The Tren Ligero fleet initially consisted of 16 locally manufactured vehicles using components from the PCC trams built back in the 1940s. Since the 1990s, they have been replaced by two-car TE-90 trains with electronics from Siemens. These LRVs were first manufactured by the local Concarril, and then by Bombardier, which acquired it. Currently, a later modification of this series is operating on the line.