Mexico’s Federal Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) awarded Alstom and CPVM, a subsidiary of OHL, Spain, a €380m contract in November 2014 to supply railway systems for the 21.5km line from Periférico Zapopan to Central Camionera. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth around €240m and includes rolling stock, signalling, electrification, and telecommunications.

Each 52.8m-long, 2.89m-wide three-car train will accommodate up to 589 passengers.

The trains are being assembled at Alstom’s plant in Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, Spain.

Espara said during the ceremony that the Pesos 20bn ($US 936m) project is now 80% complete.