Alstom to modernize P2000 light rail fleet for LA Metro
Alstom was awarded a contract worth over $140 million by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to perform the mid-life overhaul of 52 P2000 light rail vehicles (LRVs), which operate on Los Angeles’ Blue, Green, and Expo lines. The scope of the overhaul includes the upgrade of major systems such as propulsion, HVAC, automatic train control, auxiliary power supply, brake control, communications, and doors, as well as the LRV’s bogies.
The overhaul is expected to allow Metro to keep the fleet in service for at least another 15 years, enhancing its comfort, availability, and reliability.
“We are delighted that Metro has recognized and selected Alstom to overhaul the P2000 fleet based on our technical proposal, as well as our past project management experience and performance. Alstom is committed to serving transit agencies on America’s West Coast, and overhauling the LRVs will allow Metro to offer high quality service to its customers,” said Jérôme Wallut, sr. VP, Alstom North America.