Thursday, July 8, 2021

Metrorrey is like new: a new line, new trains, and a complete simulation system for drivers and the traffic control centre

The new Post-Covid Era is beginning to allow once again for governmental efforts to reduce pollution and promote citizen mobility. The Monterrey Collective Transportation System, known as Metrorrey, is a living example that nothing stands in the way of long-awaited goals.

Since the beginning of the year, the recovery of business activity and the exciting evolution of the vaccine in Monterrey have been accompanied by several important milestones for this busiest light rail system in North America.

In February, the long-awaited line 3 was inaugurated, featuring 7.5 kilometres of length and an investment of 9.439 billion pesos. The line goes underground to connect with line 2 and aims to free up gridlocked mobility in one of the busiest cities in the country.

Likewise, 26 new, highly technological trains by the Chinese giant CRRC have been circulating on the new line since March, promoting the mobility of nearly 250,000 additional people.

And if that was not enough, the decision to launch new trains (another 24 restored trains delivered by Germany in April) will round off the service of lines 1, 2, and 3, adding a total of 50 additional trains so far this year alone.

If there is one thing that the company directors have been sure about all along, it is that guaranteeing safety in the Metrorrey system also means investing in state-of-the-art technology for staff training. About a month ago, they received their first delivery of rail driving simulators, which will soon be joined by a traffic control centre simulator. LANDER's technology will allow Monterrey staff to train individually and together. They will be able to recreate virtual environments in which they can practice situations that are critical to safety. In addition to learning to drive the different trains and lines, employees will practice communication and teamwork – two other fundamental tasks.

Certainly, the new Post-Covid Era is moving towards a more sustainable and cleaner type of public transport. We at LANDER want to congratulate Metrorrey and thank their leaders for their clear commitment to improving the wellbeing of their citizens by providing them with a safe and convenient transport system.

Railway Operational Control Center simulator
Driving Simulator