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    Alstom agrees to RER Line B fleet order


    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île‐de‐France Mobilités and operators RATP and SNCF Voyageurs have reached agreement with Alstom‐Bombardier and CAF, paving the way for construction of the MI20 fleet of electric multiple-units to operate RER Line B. In January, the operators selected a consortium of Bombardier Transportation ...

  • DSB Alstom Coradia Stream EMU impression

    Alstom selected for ‘milestone’ Danish electric train contract


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has named Alstom as the winner of a contract to supply at least 100 electric multiple-units in 2024-29, saying the order marks an important milestone in the transition to more climate-friendly and sustainable public transport. Formal ...

  • Paris tram T9 (Photo: Île-de-France Mobilités)
    Metro Report International

    Trams with custom lighting enter service as Paris T9 opens


    FRANCE: Île-de-France tram line T9 opened on April 10, connecting Porte de Choisy metro station with Place Gaston Viens in Orly in the southeast suburbs of Paris. T9 runs via Ivry-sur-Seine, Vitry-sur-Seine, Choisy-le-Roi and Thiais. The line is 10·3 km long ...

  • Coradia Polyvalent H2 hydrogen train (Image: Alstom Design & Styling)

    SNCF places orders for more hydrogen trainsets


    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has placed orders totalling €190m for Alstom to supply 12 hydrogen-electric multiple-units for use in four regions, with options for a further two trainsets. The operator has placed the orders on behalf of the regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand Est and Occitanie, which ...

  • Porterbrook has awarded Alstom a contract to upgrade the Class 458 electric multiple-units operated by South Western Railway
    Rail Business UK

    Alstom awarded £25m Class 458 upgrading contract


    UK: Leasing company Porterbrook has awarded Alstom a contract to upgrade the Class 458 electric multiple-units operated by South Western Railway ahead of their redeployment on medium and long distance services from the south coast. The £25m contract announced on April 6 covers an initial ...

  • Mumbai Metro Line 4 construction
    Metro Report International

    Mumbai Metro Line 4 trainsets ordered


    INDIA: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has formally awarded Alstom a contract to supply 234 metro cars for the future Line 4 and the Line 4A extension. The contract announced on March 30 is worth Rs18·54bn, including staff training. It has been awarded to Alstom ...

  • Chicago Metra Alstom Coradia coach impression (Image: Alstom Design & Styling)

    Chicago commuter rail coach order confirmed


    USA: Alstom and Chicago commuter rail operator Metra have finalised a framework contract for the supply of 500 double-deck push-pull coaches, with a €650m firm order for an initial 200 vehicles. The Metra board selected Alstom as preferred bidder in January. ...

  • Alstom iLINT hydrogen fuelled multiple-unit seat.

    Hydrogen-electric hybrid trains ordered


    FRANCE: The first commercial passenger trains in France to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells are expected to enter service in 2024 on routes from Auxerre to Avallon and Corbigny in the Yonne département of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. This follows signing on March 5 ...


    Alstom and Stadler to renew RENFE commuter train fleets


    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has confirmed Alstom and Stadler as the winners of two contracts to supply and maintain 1 668 mm gauge high capacity electric multiple-units to replace existing stock on the Madrid and Barcelona commuter networks. The new trains will have a 20% ...

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    Alstom acquires Dutch maintenance services company Shunter


    NETHERLANDS: Alstom has signed an agreement to acquire Rotterdam-based rolling stock maintenance company Shunter. Founded in 2003, Shunter offers locomotive and rolling stock and on-board signalling equipment maintenance, repair and modification services. It now has around 110 employees at three maintenance workshops and three servicing ...

  • de LNVG Alstom EMU impression

    Niedersachsen orders the ‘quietest trains in Germany’


    GERMANY: ‘Niedersachsen has never ordered so many new trains in one go’, said Land Minister of Transport Dr Bernd Althusmann when transport authority LNVG named Alstom as preferred bidder to supply 34 partly-double-deck electric multiple-units for use on Expresskreuz Bremen/Niedersachsen services. The contract announced ...

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    Interlocking roll-out completed


    TURKEY: Infrastructure manager TCDD has completed a programme to install new interlockings on the 328 km Eskişehir – Kutahya – Balıkesir main line and bring the route under centralised control. The largely single-track line is one of TCDD’s principal access routes to the Izmir region from ...

  • Avanti West Coast Pendolinop (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Pendolinos rebranded as Avanti West Coast embarks on fleet refurbishment programme


    UK: Avanti West Coast reports that Phase 1 of its Pendolino relivery programme has been completed, with 51 of the 56 sets now featuring the Avanti West Coast branding on their leading vehicles. Of the other five, trains 155 and 156 were fully wrapped in ...

  • Alstom logo on Saint Ouen building

    Alstom completes Bombardier Transportation acquisition to create ‘a global mobility leader’


    INTERNATIONAL: ‘Today is a unique moment for Alstom and the mobility sector worldwide, with the creation of a new global leader centred on smart and sustainable mobility’, said Alstom Chairman CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge when the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation was completed on January 29. ...

  • Marseille metro train design impression (Image Alstom Design&Styling, Ora ïto and Fabien Bourdier) (1)
    Metro Report International

    ‘Listen to the City’ train styling brings Mediterranean sunshine to the Marseille metro


    FRANCE: The design selected for the driverless rubber tyred metro trains which are to enter service in Marseille from 2023 has been unveiled by manufacturer Alstom, the Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence authority and design studio Ora-ïto.

  • The Serbian government has signed a memorandum of understanding with French and Chinese companies for construction of a metro in Beograd.
    Metro Report International

    Beograd metro memorandum of understanding signed


    SERBIA: The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with French and Chinese companies regarding the long-proposed development of a metro in Beograd. The MoU covering phase one of the project was signed on January 22 by Finance Minister Siniša Mali, Alstom Vice-President Philip Delur, ...

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    Disability inclusion priorities for Alstom


    ALSTOM: Alstom has joined The Valuable 500 not-for-profit network of CEOs committed to ensuring that disability inclusion features prominently in their leadership agendas. Alstom has committed to increasing the number of employees with disabilities, saying it will pay particular attention to challenging misconceptions about disability ...

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression

    Delhi – Meerut RRTS to get ETCS Hybrid Level 3


    INDIA: The 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System will be the country’s first railway to be equipped with ETCS Hybrid Level 3, which adds short virtual sections on top of a Level 2 installation to allow operation at closer headways. ...

  • The Metra board has approved the award of a ‘transformational’ $1·8bn framework agreement for Alstom to supply up to 500 double-deck coaches

    Chicago commuter operator approves ‘transformational’ order for Alstom coaches


    USA: The Metra board has approved the award of a ‘transformational’ $1·8bn framework agreement for Alstom to supply up to 500 double-deck coaches, which the Chicago commuter operator said would be ‘more comfortable, accessible, reliable and safe than the outdated gallery cars they will replace.’ ...

  • Toulouse Aerospace Express metro impressions (Alstom) (5)
    Metro Report International

    Toulouse Aerospace Express metro contract award


    FRANCE: Toulouse Metropole has awarded Alstom a contract to design, build and maintain the Toulouse Aerospace Express driverless metro line. The city’s third automated metro line will be 27 km long with 21 stations, and is intended to serve major centres of employment in the aerospace ...