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Alstom in Barcelona tests for Panama Metro trains

Friday, April 5, 2013

Testing has begun in Barcelona of the first Alstom Metropolis train for Panama metro Line 1, which is due to open next year.

The set is undergoing an eight-week program of traction and braking tests on the standard-gauge FGC suburban lines.

Panama Line 1 will be automated and will initially operate with minimum headways of 90 seconds. It will have capacity for 15,000 passengers per hour per direction, when it opens, rising to 40,000 by 2035.

Source: Rail Journal