Alstom Metropolis

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, Barcelona, Istanbul, Santo Domingo, Chennai, Kochi and Sydney. 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.

Alstom Metropolis
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Alstom Metropolis metro train operating on the Sydney Metro in Sydney, Australia
Family nameMetropolis
Traction systemAlstom Onix/Optonix IGBT-VVVF
Electric system(s)750–1,500 V DC (Third rail)

1,500 V–25 kV DC/AC (OHLE)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

Design featuresEdit

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 stockEdit


Systems which use Metropolis carsEdit



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

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