At the end of 2015, Alstom started the production of trainsets for the Riyadh Metro in its Katowice plant in Poland. Alstom is part of the FAST consortium that is designing and building the lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh Metro network. In Katowice [PL], Alstom is manufacturing 69 2-car Metropolis trainsets for Riyadh.
The contract awarded was awarded to FAST in 2013. The first three trainsets will be delivered to Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) this year. Katowice plant, which hosts around 1,000 employees, is one of Alstom’s largest train manufacturing sites in the world. Every step of the train’s production, including the final static and dynamic tests, is carried out here.
Alstom has released a 360° video of the building process of the Riyadh metros, take a look: