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Alstom has more than 65 years of experience in the production of metros, having sold over 17,000 metro cars that operate in 55 cities around the world.

Alstom has more than 65 years of experience in the production of metros, having sold over 17,000 metro cars that operate in 55 cities around the world.

Alstom, Hyundai land big Baghdad metro project

November 2020

Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, said a consortium led by the company, together with partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction, have signed a memorandum of intent with the Iraqi Ministry of Transport to define a framework to accelerate the implementation of the Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) project.

 The BET project is a 20-km-long elevated metro network in Baghdad with 14 stations, and includes the supply of rolling stock, electromechanical systems, tracks, as well as associated civil works.

The light rail system would link Al-Khadumia, AlEtafia, Alsarafia bridge Al-Mustansirya, Wazyria and AlShab over 16 km, and AlEtafia AlMuthana airport to Al-Alawi over 4 km, said Alstom.

On the key project, Alstom’s Senior Vice President (MEA and Central Asia) Muslum Yakisan said: “We believe that with this important project together with the Iraqi government, we will implement our latest innovative technologies to improve the mobility environment in Baghdad and reduce the current traffic congestion.”

Alstom has more than 65 years of experience in the production of metros, having sold over 17,000 metro cars that operate in 55 cities around the world and carry 30 million passengers every day, he stated.

As well as delivering the Dubai tramway, the first fully integrated tramway system in the Middle East and the world’s first 100 per cent catenary-free line, which was opened in November 2014, the company has been tasked with the maintenance of Dubai Tram for a period of 13 years, stated Yasikan.

The Alstom-led Consortium, ExpoLink, is also responsible for delivering the world’s fastest-built turnkey driverless metro project, Dubai Route 2020 Metro, which was inaugurated in June.

In Saudi Arabia, Alstom, as part of FAST consortium, is supplying a fully integrated metro system for lines 4, 5 and 6, which includes 69 Metropolis-based Riyadh Metro trains, Urbalis signalling system, Hesop energy recovery station and tracks.  




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