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    Nestlé Waters to use hydrogen last-mile freight trains


    FRANCE: As part of a strategy to decarbonise its supply chain, Nestlé Waters is to use a high-power fuel cell generator wagon to enable electric locomotives to haul trains on non-electrified tracks. This will be the first application of fuel cell and renewable hydrogen ‘last mile’ ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cairo metro Line 6 framework agreement signed


    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has signed a framework agreement with Alstom covering the design, supply and maintenance of rolling stock and railway systems for the planned Cairo metro Line 6. Signed on the fringes of the COP 27 climate conference, the agreement will facilitate ...

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    Metro Report International

    Fund African rail projects through private investment and road taxes, study recommends


    AFRICA: Increased urban rail investment would offer a range of societal benefits for African cities, including improved air quality, reduced congestion and better access to socio-economic opportunities, according to a study published on November 14. The Role of Urban Rail in Sustainable Africa study has been ...

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    Metro technology co-operation accord


    SINGAPORE: SMRT Trains is to collaborate with Alstom to explore a range of emerging technologies with potential applications in the metro sector. The collaboration will draw on SMRT Trains’ operational experience and Alstom’s global research and development resources. The companies plan to investigate the use of 3D-printing ...

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    Metro Report International

    Alstom to supply 312 cars for Delhi metro extensions


    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a €312m contract to design, manufacture and commission 312 cars as part of the network’s Phase IV expansion programme.

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    RMV prepares to deploy world’s largest hydrogen train fleet


    GERMANY: Rhein-Main transport authority RMV has demonstrated the first of 27 Cordia iLint fuel cell multiple-units being delivered by Alstom, which are due to begin entering revenue service from December. ‘Not only are we putting the world’s largest hydrogen train fleet on the rails, we are ...

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    DB commissions HGV 3·0 high speed train design concepts


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has commissioned two companies to develop design concepts for its next generation of high speed trains. The Hochgeschwindigkeitsverkehrs in Deutschland 3·0 fleet would enter service from the early 2030s, replacing DB Fernverkehr’s ICE3 trainsets and expanding its fleet to accommodate ridership growth. Following ...

  • Chennai Metro Alstom train (Photo: Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Chennai Metro Phase II train contract awarded


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail has awarded Alstom a €98m contract to design and supply 26 three-car Metropolis trainsets for the future Orange Line Being built under Phase II of the Chennai metro programme, the 1 435 mm gauge Orange Line will run for 26 km from ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Class 387/1 EMU to be fitted with ETCS


    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway has sent its first Class 387/1 EMU to be fitted with ETCS in-cab signalling as part of the East Coast Digital Programme. Alstom will install the Atlas 3 ETCS in Worksop, including a new driver’s dashboard, AWS/TPWS, doppler radar and ETCS ...

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    Electric train sale-and-leaseback deal finalised


    GERMANY: Northrail has structured a sale-and-lease-back transaction for 29 Alstom Coradia Stream High-Capacity electric multiple-units which DB Regio ordered in April. The EMUs are to be used from December 2025 on Kinzigtal services on the Frankfurt – Wächtersbach – Fulda – Bebra route. The investment is ...

  • GTR Southern Class 377 Electrostar EMU
    Rail Business UK

    Electrostar services contract awarded


    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway has awarded Alstom a £256m Technical Support & Spares Supply Agreement covering the 1 210 cars in its Class 377 and 387 Electrostar EMU fleets. Alstom and before that Bombardier Transportation have supported the fleets since they were delivered. The latest TSSSA ...

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    Mercitalia orders electric locos


    ITALY: Mercitalia has ordered a further 20 Alstom Traxx DC3 electric locomotives for delivery in 2024. The firm order announced on September 20 has been placed using an option on a December 2017 contract for 40 locos, all of which have now been delivered. The locos ...

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    Transport cybersecurity collaboration


    INTERNATIONAL: Alstom is to work with Waterfall Security Solutions to protect safety-critical and reliability-critical digital networks in the rail and public transport sectors. Co-founder and CEO Lior Frenkel said Waterfall brings expertise and technologies which have been proven in the electric power, oil, gas and water ...

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    Etihad Rail signs agreements with Alstom, SNCF, Progress Rail and Thales


    UAE: Etihad Rail has signed memoranda of understanding with SNCF International, Alstom, Progress Rail and Thales at InnoTrans, aiming to support economic development by driving the growth of the rail industry in the UAE and the region.

  • Alstom Coradia Stream EMU for Romania

    Romanian EMU order increased


    ROMANIA: Railway reform authority ARF has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 17 Coradia Stream inter-regional electric multiple-units and provide 15 years of maintenance. This follows on from an €270m order for an initial 20 EMUs which was announced in March, Alstom’s first order ...

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    TMH Africa bodyshell business acquired by Alstom


    SOUTH AFRICA: Alstom has acquired TMH Africa’s bodyshell manufacturing activities, which produced bodies for Traxx electric locomotives ordered by Transnet before filing for business rescue. Alstom said the acquisition announced on September 13 would protect 105 jobs and retain local expertise. ‘We are pleased to diversify ...

  • KiwiRail has awarded Alstom of a ‘once-in-a-generation’ contract to deploy an integrated traffic management system for the national rail network.

    KiwiRail awards national traffic management system contract


    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has awarded Alstom a ‘once-in-a-generation’ contract to deploy an integrated traffic management system for the national rail network. Replacing the existing traffic control technology with the ‘state-of-the-art’ Iconis integrated system will bring a ‘step-change in the way Kiwi Rail will operate its network’, ...

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    First TGV M unveiled by Alstom and SNCF


    FRANCE: The first of 115 double-deck high speed trainsets branded Avelia Horizon by manufacturer Alstom and TGV M by SNCF Voyageurs has been unveiled ahead of dynamic testing at Velim in the Czech Republic from October. Speaking at the unveiling at Alstom’s La Rochelle test centre ...

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    Victoria orders more DMUs


    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Department of Transport has exercised an option to purchase a further 12 three-car Alstom VLocity diesel multiple-units. These will be used on V/Line services on the 1 600 mm gauge routes from Melbourne to Shepparton and Warrnambool. The firm order announced by Alstom on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Buenos Aires metro train overhaul


    ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires metro operator EMOVA has awarded Alstom a contract to overhaul five five-car trains over 19 months.