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Alstom has started shipping the 15 Coradia Polyvalent trainsets which are to be used by APIX in Senegal. The first train will travel, aboard the “Grande Angola”, from the port of Le Havre (FR) to Dakar – Estimated date of arrival: 12.11.2018.
Starting the shipments marks a further milestone in the project, that follows the successful completion of production, all on-site tests and validation by customer APIX. After arrival, bogies and car bodies will be reunited at the rolling stock maintenance site at Colobane depot, located three kilometres from Dakar, before beginning static and dynamic tests.
“We highly appreciate the on-time in-full delivery of Alstom. We are therefore delighted with the respect of the delivery schedule, especially for the trains, complying with the planning as previously decided by His Excellency Mr. Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal. The ambition of His Excellency Mr. Macky SALL is to provide Senegal with a state-of-the-art transportation solution through the Regional Express Train,” Mr. Mountaga SY, Managing Director of APIX
The Coradia Polyvalent for Senegal are part of the Regional Express Train Project (TER). Improved mobility is highly desired in Dakar – the BMUs will run on a new line, connecting the center of the city with the new Blaise Diagne International Airport. 14 stations will be served on a 55 km line, that will covered in 45 minutes. The Coradia Polyvalent is also being built for France, as well as for Algeria. To learn more about the project for Senegal, click here.
This article first appeared on railcolornews.com
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