Hyundai Rotem announced on October 25 that the company has signed a contract to supply 32 electric train cars to Almaty Metro in Kazakhstan. The order is valued at 80.8 billion won (US$71.1 million).
The electric train cars will be put into service in an extension section of Almaty Line 1. They will be produced at Hyundai Rotem’s Changwon factory and delivered by 2020 when the extension section will be completed. One electric train will have four cars and can run up to 80 km/h.
Hyundai Rotem successfully carried out a 28-car project for Almaty Line 1 in 2008. In 2011, the company also won a project to supply a signal system for Almaty Line 1. The 28 cars had two CCTVs inside each car. The new trains to be assembled with the 32 cars will additionally have one CCTV each in the front of the train and the locomotive to boost its safety.
Hyundai Rotem is expected to land additional train orders from Kazakhstan in the future as Kazakhstan is planning to build two more lines down the road.