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On-board systems – Alstom/ Panama

  • Project period: 2016 (L1) and 2017 – 2018 (L2)
  • Location: Panama, Panama City
  • Product category: Auxiliary Power, Security

The Panama Metro entered into service in April 2014 with the first line linking Los Andes County with the city center. It is part of a major construction plan to improve transportation in Panama City and the west side of the country. It will eventually extend to 8 metro and tram lines, plus a branch line to the airport, by 2040.

For the extension of Line 1, the French manufacturer Alstom is building 6 additional five-car trains due to be delivered in 2016. For Line 2, which is currently under construction, 21 additional five-car trainsets are due for delivery in 2017 and 2018.

Schaltbau Sepsa designs and supplies auxiliary converters (145 kVA) as well as onboard security systems.