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  • Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge
    News

    Alstom CEO considers the future of travel

    2021-10-13T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Alstom Chairman & CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge considers what transport will be like in the future in the latest episode of the InnoTrans Podcast, including how freight will be transported and how mobility will change in urban and rural areas. Poupart-Lafarge says future transport must be ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 Alstom train impression
    Metro Report International

    Alstom awarded Grand Paris Express Line 18 rolling stock and automation contract

    2021-10-12T11:36:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply rolling stock and automation systems for the future Grand Paris Express driverless metro Line 18. The €230m contract announced on October 11 includes automation, data transmission and supervisory equipment and systems integration, with a firm order for ...

  • KTZ Alstom Prima M4 KZ4AT loco (1)
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    Alstom aims to increase local content in Kazakhstan

    2021-10-07T12:47:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom and the Ministry of Trade & Integration have signed a MoU to increase local capabilities for the manufacturing of high-tech components, the transition to a low-carbon economy and the creation of sustainable transport infrastructure. Alstom employs more than 950 people in Kazakhstan, at the ...

  • Alstom's Belfort factory
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    Digitalisation, sustainability and localisation offer opportunities for rolling stock manufacturers

    2021-10-07T09:38:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Rolling stock manufacturers are optimistic about the future, and the merger of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation could create a European heavyweight able to compete with China’s CRRC, according to the latest Worldwide Rolling Stock Manufacturers market study from SCI Verkehr. Rolling stock manufacturers generated total ...

  • Dresden Alstom NGT DX DD Flexity tram (Photo: DVB AG)
    Metro Report International

    Dresden unveils its wider trams

    2021-10-06T11:39:00Z

    GERMANY: Dresden transport operator DVB and Alstom have unveiled the first NGT DX DD Flexity tram, with 2 500 people visiting Gorbitz depot over the weekend of October 2-3 to take a look at the vehicle. Built to Dresden’s unusual 1 450 mm gauge, with a ...

  • Paris tramway T1 stop (Photo: RATP)
    Metro Report International

    Paris tram framework contract awarded

    2021-10-05T14:04:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and operator RATP have selected Alstom for a framework contract to supply up to 120 trams worth €310m. There will be a firm order for 37 to replace the current Route T1 fleet which entered service from 1992. The 83 ...

  • Taipei City Government has awarded a consortium of Alstom and CTCI a €720m contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for Phase 2 of the Taipei Circular Line driverless metro.
    Metro Report International

    Taipei Circular Line Phase 2 automated metro contract awarded

    2021-09-30T11:27:00Z

    TAIWAN: Taipei City Government has awarded a consortium of Alstom and CTCI a €720m contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for Phase 2 of the Taipei Circular Line driverless metro. The 15·4 km 14-station Phase 1 of the Circular Line was opened in January ...

  • Coradia iLint (Photo: Alstom/Rene Frampe)
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    On-train hydrogen storage development agreement

    2021-09-29T12:00:00Z

    HYDROGEN: Alstom and automotive technology company Plastic Omnium have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on ‘high-end’ hydrogen storage systems for on-train applications, with a dedicated team established to manage the technical and commercial development of ‘innovative and competitive’ equipment. The aim is to launch ...

  • Chicago Metra Alstom Coradia coach impression (Image Alstom Design & Styling) (1)
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    Amsted Rail to supply bogies for Chicago commuter rail coaches

    2021-09-28T12:01:00Z

    USA: Amsted Rail Transit is to supply bogies, couplers, drawgear and crash energy management systems for the double-deck commuter rail coaches which Chicago’s Metra has ordered from Alstom. ‘This programme will make Amsted Rail the only US provider of cast steel bogie designs with the in-house ...

  • Melbourne Alstom X'Trapolis 2 impression
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    X’trapolis 2·0 suburban trains ordered

    2021-09-21T10:17:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Department of Transport has formally awarded Alstom a €300m contract to supply 25 six-car X’trapolis 2·0 electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Melbourne suburban network. The contract signing on September 20 follows two years of work by Alstom and DoT to design rolling ...

  • Kanpur metro train handover (1)
    Metro Report International

    First Kanpur metro train unveiled

    2021-09-20T15:00:00Z

    INDIA: The first trainset for the metro under construction in Kanpur was handed over to state project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp in a virtual ceremony on September 18. In July 2020 UPMRC awarded Bombardier Transportation — since acquired by Alstom — a €245m contract ...

  • Transport for New South Wales and Sydney Trains have awarded Alstom two contracts to design, supply and support ETCS Level 2 trackside equipment.
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    Alstom awarded Sydney ETCS contracts

    2021-09-16T09:18:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales and Sydney Trains have awarded Alstom two contracts to design, supply and support ETCS Level 2 trackside equipment. This forms part of the Digital Systems element of the state’s More Trains, More Services programme, which aims to modernise Sydney’s rail ...

  • KM Tools Alstom Derby Cairo monorail jigs
    Rail Business UK

    Jigs supplied to Derby for Cairo monorail project

    2021-09-13T13:00:00Z

    UK: KM Tools has designed and manufactured multiple SmartLine Jigs which Alstom’s Derby plant is using to assemble Innovia 300 monorail trains for export to Cairo. The Staffordshire-based company is also providing 24/7 on-site maintenance support for the jigs. ‘We are thrilled to be part of ...

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    Metro Report International

    First Cairo monorail trainsets delivered

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The first two of 70 four-car Alstom Innovia 300 trains for the Cairo monorail project have been delivered to the Egyptian capital. The vehicles are being manufactured at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK, with work on the Mitrac traction systems led by the company’s ...

  • Alstom BEMU train
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    Battery electric multiple-unit demonstrated

    2021-09-08T15:13:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom has demonstrated its prototype battery-powered Talent 3 electric-multiple unit in Sachsen, with the company’s President for Germany, Austria & Switzerland Müslüm Yakisan emphasising that the company ‘has the clear goal of becoming the international leader in alternative drive technologies for rail travel’. The prototype ...

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    Metro Report International

    Santo Domingo metro fleet to be expanded

    2021-09-06T05:00:00Z

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply eight three-car Metropolis trainsets to increase capacity on Santo Domingo Metro Line 1. The order is being financed by French development agency AFD. Line 1 serves 16 stations on a 14∙5 km north–south route, and is ...

  • Lyon Citadis tram (Photo: Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Lyon places tram order

    2021-09-03T08:38:00Z

    FRANCE: Lyon transport authority Sytral has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 35 Citadis trams in support of its Destinations 2026 network expansion plan. This €115m firm order announced on September 2 has been placed using an option under a 2018 framework agreement, and ...

  • Paris RER NG dynamic testing (Photo: Christophe Masse)
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    Paris RER NG trainset on test

    2021-08-26T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has started ride comfort and dynamic testing with the RER NG double-deck EMUs which are scheduled to enter service on Paris RER Line D from the December timetable change. One of five pre-series units has been instrumented for a 10-week programme of test runs ...

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    Trenitalia awards €910m EMU framework contract

    2021-08-06T15:39:00Z

    ITALY: National passenger operator Trentitalia has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 150 Coradia Stream regional electric multiple-units worth a total of €910m The 3 kV DC units will be built in Italy at Alstom’s sites at Savigliano, Sesto San ...

  • Signalling equipment at Quseia in Egypt (Photo Alstom)
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    Egyptian signalling equipment commissioned

    2021-07-25T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Alstom has installed and commissioned a Smartlock 400GP electronic interlocking, Iconis SCADA and an 11 kV substation at Quseia to cover a 15 km section of the 240 km Beni Suef – Asyut line along the Nile to the south of ...