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  • Delhi Metro Phase IV train production begins (Photo Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Delhi’s Golden Line trains under construction


    INDIA: Alstom’s Sri City factory has begun production of Metropolis trainsets for Delhi Metro Rail Corp’s Phase IV expansion programme. The €312m contract awarded in November 2022 covers 52 six-car trainsets. These are needed for extensions of lines 7 (Pink) and 8 (Magenta), and the future ...

  • SNCB Alstom M7 coach (Photo SNCB) (3)

    SNCB unveils independently accessible coach


    BELGIUM: National operator SNCB has unveiled the first of 130 double-deck coaches to facilitate wheelchair users travelling without assistance.

  • Foggia local train operator Ferrovie del Gargano has taken delivery of the first of four three-car Pop electric multiple-units.

    Pop EMU delivered to Ferrovie del Gargano


    ITALY: Foggia local train operator Ferrovie del Gargano has taken delivery of the first of four three-car Pop electric multiple-units. The 3 kV DC Alstom Coradia Stream ETR103 EMUs are to be used on Foggia – San Severo – Rodi – Peschici Calenella and Foggia – ...

  • Haifa - Nazareth light rail impression
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    Haifa – Nazareth light rail contract winner announced


    ISRAEL: The Ministry of Transport & Road Safety and project promoter Trans Israel have selected the Group Three consortium of Alstom, Electra and Minrav for a PPP contract to finance, design and construct the railway systems and rolling stock for the Nofit Light Rail line and ...

  • Meerut Metro train handover (Photo NCRTC)
    Metro Report International

    First Meerut Metro train handed over


    INDIA: The first trainset for Meerut Metro services was handed over to National Capital Region Transport Corp at Alstom’s Savli plant on February 16. The Meerut Metro will provide local stopping services at 11 stations on the 25 km Partapur – Modipuram section of the 82 ...

  • Alstom Coradia EMU for Norway (Image Wabtec)

    Oslo EMU door and HVAC systems ordered


    NORWAY: Wabtec is to deliver the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units and door systems for up to 200 Coradia Stream electric multiple-units which Alstom is to supply to national rolling stock company Norske Tog. The first of the Class 77 EMUs ordered under the 2021 framework ...

  • Chennai metro extension signature (Photo Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Dance inspires styling of Chennai driverless metro fleet


    INDIA: Alstom’s Sricity plant has begun production of 36 Metropolis trainsets with local-inspired styling for Chennai metro Phase II. They are scheduled to enter service with operator Chennai Metro Rail Ltd by the end of 2025 on the 26 km Orange Line which will run from ...

  • West Midlands Trains Class 730 Aventra EMU (Photo Rail Business UK) (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Class 730 EMU arrives in the West Midlands


    UK: ‘Customers will have their breath taken away’ said West Midlands Mayor Andy Street when West Midlands Railway presented its Alstom Aventra Class 730 EMUs in Wolverhampton on February 8. As part of a £700m investment in new rolling stock, operator West Midlands Trains is introducing ...

  • Graz Alstom Flexity tram impression (Image Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Graz signs ‘milestone’ tram contract


    AUSTRIA: Operator Graz Linien formally signed a contract for Alstom to supply and maintain 15 Flexity trams on January 31, when the future styling was unveiled. Alstom had been selected for the contract in May 2023. Production is to be undertaken in Wien from later this ...

  • ISR Siemens Mobility Desiro HS electric multiple-units

    Israel Railways places rolling stock orders


    Source: CLOUDVIEW/Shabtai Tal/Israel Railways ISRAEL: Two orders for the supply of additional rolling stock totalling €1·7bn have been signed by Israel Railways. The first of the two agreements signed on January 22 is a €260m order for Alstom to supply a further 96 double-deck coaches, adding ...

  • Elizabeth line Class 345 Aventra
    Rail Business UK

    Elizabeth Line trains to be fitted with real-time driver advisory system


    UK: The GreenSpeed connected driver advisory system supplied by Thales company Cubris is to be deployed on London’s Elizabeth Line this year. GreenSpeed will be integrated with existing operational systems, and will use trackside data for onboard calculations to provide real-time advice on when drivers should ...

  • Romanian coaches (Photo Viorel Vașadi,  Pixabay)

    Alstom selected for Romanian loco order


    ROMANIA: Railway reform authority ARF has named Alstom preferred bidder for a contract to supply 16 four-axle electric locomotives. The announcement was made on January 16, with formal award of the contract subject to a 10-day standstill period. The order worth 767·5m lei+VAT, including 20 ...

  • Alstom OSTA Coradia Max EMU impression (Image Alstom) (1)

    DB Regio places order as Coradia Stream high capacity becomes Coradia Max


    GERMANY: DB Regio has ordered nine three-car and nine five-car Alstom Coradia Max partly double-deck electric multiple-units. The announcement of the order on January 18 comes after the Länder of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg awarded DB Regio the contract to operate Ostsee-Alster service RE1 between Hamburg ...

  • Firenze tram
    Metro Report International

    Firenze tram Line 4 railway systems contract awarded


    ITALY: The city of Firenze has awarded a consortium of CMB, Alstom, Hitachi Rail and ComNet a contract to supply and install the track, overhead electrification, substations and lighting for the tram Line 4 project. The €50m contract covers Section 4.2 of the line, the outermost ...

  • Class 701 EMU enters passenger service at London Waterloo (Photo SWR)
    Rail Business UK

    South Western Railway’s Class 701 Arterio EMU carries passengers at last


    UK: A revenue passenger service was operated by one of South Western Railway’s Alstom Class 701 electric multiple-units for the first time on January 9. The 750 V DC third-rail EMU is scheduled to operate one return passenger service a day on the London Waterloo – ...

  • California high speed rail project train impression

    Californian high speed train shortlist announced


    USA: The California High-Speed Rail Authority has shortlisted two qualified bidders for a planned contract to supply high speed trainsets for the project. They are Alstom Transportation Inc and Siemens Mobility Inc. The authority expects to release the request for proposals in the coming months, followed ...

  • Alstom India Digital Experience Centre

    Alstom invests in Indian signalling capabilities


    INDIA: Alstom has established a €40m ‘Digital Experience Centre’ at its Signalling lab in Bengaluru to facilitate learning, adaptation, experimentation, simulation and validation of hardware and software for main line, urban, freight and mining applications in India and elsewhere. Alstom’s signalling lab infrastructure in India now ...

  • AlUla Tramway Citadis B tram impression (Image Alstom) (1)
    Metro Report International

    ‘Truly unique’ history-inspired tramway to be built in Saudi Arabia


    SAUDI ARABIA: The Royal Commission for AlUla has awarded Alstom a €500m contract to supply a ‘truly unique’ tramway inspired by heritage including the historic Hedjaz Railway. Alstom said the 22·4 km line would be the world’s longest catenary-free tramway, and will ‘encapsulate richness, history and ...

  • Alstom Coradia H impression

    Italian regional operators order hydrogen trains


    ITALY: Ferrovie del Sud Est and Ferrovie Nord Milano have placed orders for Alstom Coradia Stream H hydrogen multiple-units to replace diesel trainsets.

  • Nottingham tram
    Metro Report International

    Nottingham tram concessionaire completes refinancing


    UK: Tramlink Nottingham Ltd has completed a financial restructuring following a two-year renegotiation with its lenders. The Nottingham Express Transit tram concessionaire said this was necessary to avoid further and ongoing breaches of banking covenants, and puts the concession in a stable position ’following significant market ...