ALSTOM SPAIN IS DEVELOPING A PROJECT FOR METRO DE BARCELONA THAT AIMS TO OFFER INTELLIGENT AND UNIQUE SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE THE PASSENGER AND OPERATOR EXPERIENCE.
It is an innovative, efficient, and sustainable metro, with the highest level of recyclability in the market (96.1%), low energy consumption and a predictive and intelligent maintenance strategy that optimizes the productivity of the fleet.
The new trains for TMB, that are currently being manufactured at Alstom’s industrial center in Santa Perpètua, have been designed to increase their sustainability throughout their life cycle: from the choice of raw materials and the manufacturing process to their operational efficiency, with special emphasis on reducing energy consumption, waste reduction, and final recycling. In addition to being designed for long durability, the trains incorporate the latest technologies in digitization and IoT, ensuring the highest availability.
In developing its solution for TMB, Alstom has approached the energy efficiency of the trains from a 360° perspective: eco-design criteria applied to the engineering processes reduce the environmental footprint of the vehicles. They also feature a traction system that allows energy recovery during braking and an intelligent energy management system to optimize energy assets (e.g. optimized sleep modes). Another key to reducing the energy consumption of the new metros is to make the most of the train’s performance during peak hours and eco-driving mode during off-peak hours.
Alstom will have a 1:1 scale model of the Metropolis metros on its stand at Rail Live! 2021, which can be visited by all those attending the event.