Wabtec Wins Major Contract to Supply Over 2,300 Doors for Sao Paulo Passenger Trains
CONTAGEM, Brazil, May 23, 2022 -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has won a major contract to supply on-board doors for passenger trains in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. This high-profile contract is Wabtec’s largest order in South America for on-board doors.
The company will provide a total of 2,304 doors to Alstom, which are building 36 eight-car Metropolis trains for São Paulo Metropolitan Train System lines 8 and 9, managed by ViaMobilidade. This order builds upon Wabtec’s installed base of doors on legacy Line 8-9 trains, representing more than 70 percent of the transit authority’s fleet.
“Wabtec is delighted to participate in this prestigious and strategically crucial project for Sao Paulo and to play a central role in serving the needs of Brazil’s largest city,” said Danilo Miyasato, President and Regional Leader, Latin America. “Our manufacturing capabilities and team in Brazil make Wabtec the best choice to deliver cost-efficient doors on a tight schedule, while prioritizing product safety and quality.”
A key part of the deal was Wabtec’s ability to centralize production and partners at the Contagem site in Minas Gerais. Wabtec will begin delivering the doors in June this year.
Sao Paulo’s 8-Diamond and 9-Emerald train lines transport more than a million passengers per day. Line 8 is over 40 km long and is comprised of 22 stations linking Júlio Prestes and Amador Bueno. Line 9 is over 30 km long, and its 18 stations connect Osasco and Grajaú. Both lines are strategically important for transporting the passengers of Sao Paulo, a city of over 12 million, which is among the world’s fastest growing economies for the last 20 years.
These new trains are part of a package of improvements and obligations settled in an April 2021 contract to operate and maintain both lines for 30 years. The stainless-steel trains are the same model as the 9,000-series fleet currently in use on Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos lines 12-Sapphire and 13-Jade. The new trains can carry 2,600 passengers and are expected to have a service life of more than 40 years.
Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) is focused on creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. The company is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for the freight and transit rail industries, as well as the mining, marine and industrial markets. Wabtec has been a leader in the rail industry for over 150 years and has a vision to achieve a zero-emission rail system in the U.S. and worldwide. Visit Wabtec’s website at: www.WabtecCorp.com.
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