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Madrid orders Citadis

Mintra (Madrid, Infraestructuras del Transporte), the public company responsible for transport infrastructure in the Spanish capital, has chosen ALSTOM to build 70 CITADIS vehicles for the city’s new light rail network. The contract, worth 144.6 million euros, is expected to be finalised in September. The vehicles will be built at ALSTOMs facilities in Spain and delivery is expected to start in 2006.

They are required for two new light rail projects, costing EUR 345.3 million, to the north and west of the city planned to open in 2007. The first of these will be a two-line system starting at the line 10 metro station Colonia Jardin and running north to Pozuelo de Alarcón and west to Boadilla del Monte (total 13.8 km). This could be extended to create a 10-km link between Pozuelo and the suburban rail station Aravaca. The second project is a 5.3-km line between Plaza de Castilla and Las Tblas and Sanchinarro.

10 August 2004 updated 11 August 2004

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