Alstom Metropolis

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Alstom Metropolis in São Paulo Metro Line 5
Alstom Metropolis in Nanjing, China
M5 stock (Alstom Metropolis) in Amsterdam
Prototype of an Alstom Metropolis train set designed exclusively for Sydney Metro (*begins operation 2019)
Customized (custom made) Alstom Metropolis trainset in the Panama Metro based on the Barcelona Metro 9000 Series

The Alstom Metropolis is a family of electric multiple units built by Alstom designed for high capacity rapid transit or metro rail infrastructure systems. The trains are in service in 22 major cities around the world, representing more than 3000 cars, including Singapore, Shanghai, Budapest, Warsaw, Nanjing, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Lima, Santiago, Chile, Barcelona, Istanbul, Santo Domingo, Chennai and Kochi. Amsterdam ordered 23 Metropolis trains; the first one came into operation June 2013. Xiamen also ordered some Metropolis trainsets for the Xiamen Metro. Trains can be run in configurations of 2 to 10 cars using manned or unmanned operations.

Design features[edit]

Alstom Metropolis trainsets can be custom ordered with closed-circuit television (CCTV), wider seats, additional grabpoles, more space near the doors, wheelchair space and equipped with electronic displays (six in each car), showing station information, safety messages and videos, commercials and movie trailers. Glass used for the windows on the cars are produced by Sekurit Saint-Gobain and is called 'Climavit'. It is claimed to reduce noise level in the cars by 5 decibels.[citation needed] It is also double-glazed to provide comfort for passengers in the cars. Glass used on the doors of the cars are produced by Starglass.

Rolling stock[edit]

Systems which use Metropolis cars[edit]



  1. ^ "Alstom completes in Lapa plant the first train for Chennai metro, in India". Alstom. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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