Chinese LRVs to be delivered to Mexico City
Posted on 25th September 2023 at 11:07
CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of nine two-section LRVs that are being supplied to the 12.8km Xochimilco line under a EUR 33M contract. These articulated LRVs will replace the existing fleet of 24 built by Concarril or Bombardier/Siemens between 1990 and 2014.
The Xochimilco Light Rail (locally known as el Tren Ligero and known by the government as Tren ligero de la Ciudad de México) is a light rail line that serves the southern part of Mexico City. The standard-gauge light rail lines run from Tasqueña metro station to Xochimilco and Tlalplan. The lines carry about 22M passengers every year.
The external dimensions of the cars are largely the same as those of the six-axle, two-car units that have been running up to now. CRRC states the passenger capacity at 483 passengers. The trains can run in double traction, but in practice they will be used to increase frequency to 4-minute intervals during the day. CRRC also supplies light rail vehicles of similar design to Monterrey.
An LRV for Mexico City on the CRRC Zhuzhou test track. (CRRC)
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