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  • ENNO Alstom Coradia Continental
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    Automatic operation of regional passenger trains to be tested

    2020-05-27T11:03:00Z

    GERMANY: The automatic operation of regional trains in passenger service is to be tested in a ‘regulatory sandbox’ in Niedersachsen, the project partners announced on May 27. Due to launch in 2021, the project brings together Alstom, aerospace research centre DLR, the Technical University of Berlin, ...

  • in Indian Railways Alstom Prima T8 WAG12 loco first revenue train
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    Indian Railways’ freight ‘revolution’ as first Alstom electric locomotive enters service

    2020-05-20T09:12:00Z

    INDIA: The first of 800 Alstom Prima T8 electric locomotives ordered by Indian Railways has entered commercial service following certification. ‘Powerful and capable of high speed, the locomotive is a significant addition to the Indian Railways’, said Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal when WAG12 loco 60027 ...

  • Alstom has completed trial operation of two pre-series Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units.
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    Hydrogen fuel cell train trials completed

    2020-05-19T13:09:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom has announced the formal completion of trial operation of two pre-series Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units. The units entered passenger service with Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser in September 2018, since when they have successfully completed 530 days and more than 180 000 km ...

  • Nexans cable.
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    Supplying 1 km of cables per metre of vehicle length

    2020-05-12T06:00:00Z

    CABLES: Alstom has awarded Nexans a three-year global framework agreement for the supply of its Flamex range of specialised cables for use on rolling stock. Nexans said modern rolling stock typically requires 1 km of cables per metre of vehicle length, and the contract would cover ...

  • Hamburg metro operator Hamburger Hochbahn has put an Alstom HESOP reversible power substation into commercial service at Rauhes Haus station on Line U2.
    Urban news

    Hamburg metro deploys Alstom energy recovery system

    2020-04-23T14:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Hamburg metro operator Hamburger Hochbahn has put an Alstom HESOP reversible power substation into commercial service at Rauhes Haus station on Line U2. This is the first German deployment for the technology, which both supplies traction power and recovers braking energy. It is also the ...

  • HLB Alstom Lint 41 DMU impression (Alstom Design & Styling)
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    Hessische Landesbahn orders Stage V compliant Alstom DMUs

    2020-03-30T13:51:00Z

    Source: Alstom Design Styling GERMANY: Hessische Landesbahn has placed a €120m firm order for Alstom to supply 30 two-car Coradia Lint 41 regional diesel multiple-units for use on Wetterau West-Ost services from 2022. These will be the first Coradia Lint 41 DMUs to ...

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    Öresundståg ETCS contract awarded

    2020-03-27T13:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Alstom has been awarded a €35m contract to supply and install Atlas ETCS onboard equipment for the X31 Contessa electric multiple-units used on Öresundståg services in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden. Alstom is to supply an integrated system enabling the EMUs to use legacy ATC-2 ...

  • Pesa tram for Czestochowa
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-02-21T06:00:00Z

    Cargotec Corp subsidiary Navis has entered into an agreement to acquire Melbourne-based freight railway planning and scheduling optimisation software company Biarri Rail by the end of February. ‘Rail freight companies are investing in new digital initiatives in planning in order to increase efficiency and the ...

  • Alstom has signed an MoU to acquire 100% of Bombardier Transportation from Bombardier Inc and CDPQ
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    Alstom agrees to buy Bombardier Transportation

    2020-02-17T21:04:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The signing of a memorandum of understanding for Alstom to acquire 100% of Bombardier Transportation from Bombardier Inc and Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec was announced by the companies on February 17. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of ...

  • Alstom is discussing the possible acquisition of Bombardier Transportation
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    Alstom and Bombardier Transportation confirm acquisition discussions

    2020-02-17T10:58:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Discussion are underway for the possible acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom SA, both companies have confirmed. The French company issued a statement on February 17 confirming that discussions were on-going but no final decision had been made. This was echoed by Bombardier Transportation, which ...

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    ICE1 trainsets to be equipped with latest ETCS

    2020-02-14T12:24:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit 19 ICE1 high speed trainsets with Baseline 3 compliant ETCS onboard equipment by September 2021. The 19 ICE1 sets which operate into Switzerland were the first to be fitted with ETCS, being equipped in 2007 at ...

  • Impression of Alstom Coradia Continental battery-electric multiple-unit
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    Alstom signs battery-electric multiple-unit contract

    2020-02-05T11:45:00Z

    Source: Alstom Design Styling GERMANY: Alstom has been awarded a €100m contract to supply and maintain the first battery-electric version of its Coradia Continental multiple-unit family. The 11 three-car BEMUs have been ordered by Mittelsachsen transport authority ZVMS, which has taken out a ...

  • Avanti West Coast Pendolino
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast Pendolino refurbishment and maintenance contract awarded

    2020-01-08T10:08:00Z

    UK: Operator Avanti West Coast and leasing company Angel Trains have awarded Alstom a £642m, seven-year contract to overhaul and maintain the 56 Class 390 Pendolino tilting trainsets which entered service on the West Coast Main Line from 2003. Alstom said the £127m refurbishment element of ...

  • BDZ Desiro
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    Alstom to maintain Siemens multiple-units

    2020-01-04T07:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: National operator BDZ’s passenger division has awarded Alstom a €70m five-year contract to provide full maintenance services for its fleet of Siemens Desiro multiple-units. The deal covers a total of 126 cars which entered service from 2006. These comprise 22 diesel multiple-units operating on the ...