TMB provides consultancy services along with a global, coordinated vison of all aspects required for the smooth running of an integrated public transport network. Our team is made up of specialists experienced in the operation and maintenance of a top-level network.
The aim of TMB Consulting is to provide knowledge of the technical, commercial and administrative aspects and of personnel for other national and international transport networks in order to help them consolidate new projects and to expand their business.
We also off far-reaching advice; any transport firm or local authority can benefit from the knowledge and experience of a leading transport operator.
TMB has been awarded the contract to supervise the pre-feasibility of Ecuador's electric freight train.
This supervision will assess, in regard to pre-feasibility, supply and demand, technical solutions and economic and financial plans for the operation of an electric freight rail network, which will link Ecuador's current and future production centres with ports on the Pacific coast and establish international connections with Peru and Colombia.
It will also assess two alternative rail links in addition to the study:
- A passenger train service between Quito and Guayaquil, high-population areas with high traffic between them.
- A freight train to transport mining products from the provinces of Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe to Puerto Bolivar (in the province of El Oro).
TMB, along with Ayesa and Sering, monitored the contract between Sociedad de Economía Mixta Los Tranvías de Zaragoza and the Government, carrying out the following tasks:
- Analysis, revision and proposal of improvements to the different aspects planned for in the Sociedad de Economía Mixta Los Tranvías de Zaragoza works project.
- Assistance to the Government in monitoring the execution of the works project.
- Support for payment processes and calculating the payment adjustments by user and availability.
- Calculation and monitoring of the service quality indicators.
- Assistance and supervision of the test run protocol (empty trains).
On 10 October 2015, Metro de Santiago awarded TMB a consultancy contract for design and detail development of the organisation and operation of automated lines 3 and 6 of the Santiago metro. These lines are currently being built and are expected to come into operation between 2017 and 2019.
The project includes a complete, assessed and reasoned proposal for the organisational management model for lines 3 and 6 of the Santiago metro.
Consortium formed by Ayesa, Inelecra and FMB.
In 2008, the Panamanian Government established the Panama Metro Secretariat, with the rank of ministry, in order to commence construction of the first metro line in Panama City.
A call for tenders was made and the contract for the building of metro line 1 awarded to a Brazilian–Spanish consortium (Oderbreig and FCC), while the building of rolling stock was awarded to Alstom.
In October 2010, the consortium formed by AYESA - INELECTRA - FMB was awarded the project management contract ( control and monitoring of the metro building works) and technical assistance on the first metro line in Panama City. The award was initially for three years, extendable by a further two.
Responsibilities within the consortium are as follows:
- AYESA oversees the civil works.
- Inelecta oversees the integration of the signalling and communication systems.
- TMB oversees and prepares operation of the new line and rolling stock:
- Overseeing building works from the operator's viewpoint.
- Ensuring the quality of the rolling stock delivered to Metro de Panamà.
- Preparation and organisation of facilities, processes and personnel.
Overseeing of the works included a second technical assistance phase, involving a team of three people from TMB providing constant supervision and advised Metro de Panamà on the operation.
Consortium formed by AYESA, Louis Berger Group and FMB.
On 10 July 2014 the contract for “Project management services, interphase coordination and technical assistance for the Panama City metro line 2 project” was awarded to the consortium formed by AYESA, The Louis Berger Group and FMB. The objective and scope of the contract is very similar to those of the line 1 contract: project management and technical assistance in comprehensive operation.
The contract started on 1 August 2014 and is expected to last 58 months (until March 2019), extendable for a further two years.
Participation of FMB:
- Trailing stock
- Pool of specialists to oversee certain areas.
- Experts in yards and workshops.
- General services.
TMB, as part of the ENSITRANS consortium (made up of Metro de Lisboa, TMB, Sener and Fernoconsult) is providing assistance to EMA, the owners of Oran's first tramway, in the review of the trailing stock project and overseeing of the manufacture of 30 trams for the city's first tramway.
The trams are Alstom, model Citadis 302. TMB oversees production in the factory, reception in Oran and empty run tests, as well as certification of reception of trailing stock for entry into service and warranty period.
TMB provides the Government of Andalusia with technical assistance in the control of the operation of Seville's first metro line. Line 1 is a metropolitan railway with light rail features. It covers a length of 18 kilometres and is 60% underground, with some surface tracks, by means of an exclusive or segregated platform, and has a total of 22 stations. Construction work was divided into two stages. The first involved gathering data and analysis for the redesigning of the operation project, and the second involved project control and supervision.
Ensitrans, a consortium of which TMB is a member, won the tender to undertake project management (supervision) of the extension of the Algiers metro. The project anticipates the construction of an extra 7 km of network, with a total of six new stations, and represents an investment in the region of €3.5 M. The project involves control and analysis of the metro facilities.
TMB was part of a group that won the tender to design Bogotá's first metro line.
The Spanish business consortium was chosen to design the Colombian capital's first metro line, a project with an investment of over 6.5 million euros.
The consortium, formed, in addition to TMB, by SENER, Advanced Logistics Group (ALG), Incoplan Colombia, Santander Investment Valores Colombia and Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios, beat 56 other consortia comprising 220 national and foreign firms to develop the conceptual and operational design of the service, with an integrated public transport system, as the metro was to link up with local mainline trains and TransMilenio, an articulated bus service in operation since 2000. The consortium also drew up the legal and financial structure and provided consultancy services for this first metro line.
TMB, along with ATJ Consultores, carried out a technical audit of the city of Buenos Aires' underground transport network. It offered its specialised technical assistance in auditing the installations and rolling stock of lines A, B, C, D, E and Premetro of the Buenos Aires underground transport network in order to establish the existing safety conditions and the state of maintenance and safe operating procedures.
TMB, along with Vectalia, which owns the current operator, CFT (Corporation Française de Transport), will take over the operation of urban transport in the Perpignan metropolitan area for the next eight years.
TMB's contribution to the group awarded the contract is primarily its experience as an operator of a large intermodal transport network, knowledge which it will transfer to the CFT operating company, particularly in the following specific areas:
- Analysis and definition of the infrastructures necessary—stops, traffic signal priority, accessibility—to operate a transport network.
- Analysis and definition of the needs of the mobile material and the workshops to maintain it.
- Definition of the basic elements of operation, high-level service lines, operations personnel training content, selection, etc.
- Definition and development of policies involving marketing, traveller information and communication, surveys at origin/destination, analysis and application of data, etc.
This is the first time that TMB will participate in the operation of a public transport network outside Spain. Until now, the international activity of the company has been focused on consultancy.
The company formed by TMB and Vectalia (a group of transport and service companies with headquarters in Alicante) won the tender to operate urban and school bus transport in Antibes. The network to be managed comprises 30 urban lines and 58 school bus lines, along with the on-demand transport service Icilà.
TMB is developing specialised consultancy on the Metrobús system in the Panama City metropolitan area, which includes the review and diagnosis of the concession to operate the Metrobús system. The consultancy comprises three aspects:
- Assessment of the operation of the current system.
- Development of operation regulations, a set of indicators, service inspection plan and compensation plan.
- Service improvement plan.
TMB provided consultancy services for ALG technical assistance in introducing BRT between Gazipur and Dhaka airport, consisting of terminal and station design, vehicle technology and control centre technology, and fleet management. The project also comprised the updating details of bus routes running, totally or partially along the passage that crosses the corridor between Gazipur and the airport train terminal.
TMB provided technical assistance to engineering firm TIPSA in the design of a depot for 120 buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) in the city of Astana. The depot was part of the infrastructure for a BRT that is to link the city centre with the Expo that is to be held there in 2017, and end at Astana international airport.
The consultancy tasks featured that various areas necessary to operate a bus depot, flow of vehicles and requirements for the workshop and vehicle parking.