Mexico's urban electric rail authority (Siteur) said that trains of line No. 3 of the light rail service in the city of Guadalajara will use wind-generated power.

Siteur director Rodolfo Guadalajara Gutiérrez presented Jalisco state governor Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz with a replica of the trains to be used, the entity said in a release.

The first train will arrive in Guadalajara in December and next March operational tests will start.

The line will use 18 trains, which are being built by French firm Alstom in Barcelona. By using wind-generated electricity, the trains will help reduce CO2 emissions by 17,000 tonnes a year, according to the release.

The trains will travel at a maximum 80km/h and will be able to transport 233,000 passengers daily.

In June, Siteur said that construction of the line was 46% complete.

 

Source: BNamericas

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