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Chile's MTT takes delivery of new CRRC commuter trains

Chile's Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT) completed (23-Mar-2021) an inspection of 15 new CRRC commuter trains. The rolling stock feature protection elements such as thermo-panel windows, glass and polycarbonate to improve thermal insulation. Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE) plans to deploy the rolling stock on commuter rail services in Biobío and La Araucanía regions. Transport & telecommunications minister Gloria Hutt stated: "This fleet will improve the quality of life for 1.2 million people, who will travel more comfortably and safely". The new trains will commence service operations in the second quarter of 2021. [more - original PR - Spanish]

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