Mexico-Toluca intercity railway project awarded to CAF

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.

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