The Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has awarded the intercity railway project, which will link Mexico City with Toluca, to the consortium lead by CAF in partnership with companies Isolux-Corsán, AZVI and Thales.
The contract is to be signed in December and amounts to circa €690M (VAT excluded). Approximately 49% of this amount pertains to the CAF Group.
CAF’s scope of supply comprises the rolling stock with 30 EMUs of 5 cars each. With an approximate capacity for 700 passengers, including seating areas for Persons with Reduced Mobility, the Units will feature unobstructed interiors and gangways between cars, based on a mass transit design which ensures the highest quality and safety standards.
In addition, CAF Signalling will supply the signalling and ATO systems, the control centre and the onboard ERTMS equipment. Furthermore, the building company of the CAF Group, CMFS, will deal with the electromechanical facilities and partner with CAF Transport Engineering to carry out integration engineering and project coordination.
CAF has been involved in Mexican railroad projects since 1992 and supplied a number of Units for several Metro lines in the City of Mexico, coupled with the provision of maintenance services. In addition, the Company has supplied and operated, under a 30 year concession scheme starting in 2008, the Buenavista-Cuautitlán suburban railroad transit line in the City of Mexico D.F.
This contract builds on the Company’s position as one of the leading rolling stock suppliers of the whole American continent, where in addition to the Mexican market, the Company has ongoing projects in the United States, Brazil, Colombia and Chile.