Metro tram in Porto, Portugal

Alstom enhancing connectivity in Portugal

Alstom has announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply the signalling, safety and control systems for the metro in Porto, Portugal.

Covering the Metro do Porto’s pink line, Alstom will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Cityflo 250 signalling system on the city’s new line. This system includes state of the art interlocking to enable real-time vehicle monitoring, and will be developed at Alstom’s Maia site in Porto itself.

Access to the centre of the city will be supported by the first section of the pink line, which is 3 kilometres in length and is served by four underground stations. Once it is brought into use, the line is expected to see demand increasing by more than 30 million passengers over the course of the first full year, as it significantly reduces the use of private vehicles. The benefit of this is around 1,500 tonnes of carbon emissions being saved, as well as the removal of congestion on the roads.

It is planned for the line to see continuous expansion, with this culminating in a circular route that connects to the rest of the Metro network which currently consist of around 78km of track across six lines.

David Torres, Managing Director of Alstom in Portugal, commented:

“It is a great honour for Alstom to partner again with Metro do Porto, to improve mobility for citizens and tourists in Porto. We will develop this project from our engineering facilities in Maia, where we lead signalling projects and digital mobility technologies for the Portuguese and international market.

“This project is a proof of our commitment to promote sustainable mobility in Portugal.”


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