Chilean copper producer Corporación Nacional del
Cobre de Chile (Codelco) and French train manufacturer Alstom
SA will partner to install copper handrails in Chilean trains,
according to Codelco.
"The initiative aims
to have the train as a pilot experience in order to implement
[copper handrails] in other similar trains in Chile and
stimulate new uses for copper," Codelco said in a
Alstom is taking part
in a tender process for two new subway lines in the Chilean
capital of Santiago.
"We are convinced that applying copper in surfaces of
greater contact among people will mean a big change in the
standards of public transportation," Hernán de
Solminihac, Chiles mining minister, said in a