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Siemens wins Portuguese contract

Siemens Transportation Systems has been successful in winning the turnkey contract for the Almada to Seixal light rail line, on the south bank of the Tagus opposite Lisboa. Under the EUR 136 million contract Siemens will provide 24 Combino five-section trams, the complete signalling/operations control/traction supply systems, and the equipment for rolling stock maintenance. The Portuguese government has awarded a 27-year construction and operation contract to Metro Transportes do Sul (MTS). The initial 13-km section of line should open in 2005; a 20-km extension is already being planned.

8 August 2002

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