Brazilian train operator Trensurb has signed off a $120 million order for 15 metro trains from Alstom-CAF consortium FrotaPOA.
The order was signed at the inauguration of a water supply system in the city of Caxias.
Chief executive of Trensurb, Humberto Kasper, said the deal was “an important milestone in the history of the company” as the first new trains to be ordered since the opening of the line 20 years ago.
The new fleet will be manufactured in Brazil and built from at least 60 per cent national components.
Delivery of the new four-car sets will begin in May 2014 – before the World Cup in Brazil – with the final train to arrive in January 2015.
Alstom will deliver just under 90 per cent of the contract, with CAF supplying the bogies from its Hortolandia plant.