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  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit.
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    Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation cleared by European Commission

    2020-07-31T14:41:00Z

    INDUSTRY: Alstom’s proposed acquisition of Bombardier Transportation was approved by the European Commission on July 31, subject to full compliance with a number of commitments offered by Alstom. ‘Thanks to the comprehensive remedies offered to solve the competition concerns in the areas of very high speed, ...

  • Pajares Tunnel (Alstom)
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    Pajares tunnel safety systems contract awarded

    2020-07-25T05:00:00Z

    Source: Alstom SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded a consortium of Alstom (35%), Indra (35%) and Constructora San Jose (30%) a €53m contract to supply safety and security systems for 12 tunnels on the 49·7 km Pajares New Line which is under construction between La Robla ...

  • Alstom said the resulting units would be designated Class 600, the first class in the 6xx number series which is to be used for vehicles using hydrogen and other alternative forms of traction.
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    Alstom Breeze hydrogen train designated Class 600

    2020-07-22T11:16:00Z

    UK: Alstom and leasing company Eversholt Rail are to invest a further £1m to ‘fast track’ development of the Breeze hydrogen multiple-unit concept, and envisage that the first production trains could be in service in 2024. The Breeze concept involves fitting fuel cells to surplus Eversholt-owned ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-07-17T05:00:00Z

    Sinara Transport Machines has acquired a 49% stake in the Vagonmash joint venture of Kirov Works and Škoda Transportation, which manufactures NeVa trainsets for the St Petersburg metro. Alstom booked €1·7bn of orders in its Q1 from April 1 ...

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    Taipei Metro Line 7 extension railway systems contract signed

    2020-07-10T10:42:00Z

    TAIWAN: A consortium of Alstom and local engineering company CTCI has reached contractual close on the contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the second phase of Taipei’s Wanda Zhonghe Shulin Line. The medium-capacity automated light metro project is also know as the Light ...

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent
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    Alstom proposes divestments to obtain approval for Bombardier Transportation acquisition

    2020-07-09T09:11:00Z

    INTERNATONAL: Alstom has put forward proposals for a number of product and factory divestments as part of the process of gaining European Union regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. The European Commission was formally notified of the proposed transaction on June 11. ...

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    Trenord’s first Donizetti EMU enters service in Milano

    2020-07-08T10:00:00Z

    ITALY: The first of 41 Alstom Coradia Stream electric multiple-units ordered by Lombardia regional operator Trenord entered service on the Milano – Gallarate – Luino route on July 5, with free travel offered to mark the occasion. The Trenord joint venture ...

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    AI helps metro operator manage social distancing on trains and stations

    2020-06-30T13:43:00Z

    PANAMA: Alstom has updated its Mastria multimodal operations management platform to help transport operators make real-time changes to their services, enabling passengers to comply with the social distancing requirements which have been implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mastria aggregates information ...

  • A five-year agreement for the development of hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure has been signed by Alstom and energy company Snam.
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    Hydrogen train development agreement signed

    2020-06-08T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: A five-year agreement for the development of hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure has been signed by Alstom and energy company Snam. Under the agreement announced on June 4, Alstom would manufacture and maintain newly-built or converted hydrogen trains, while Snam would develop infrastructure for hydrogen ...

  • 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.
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    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 ...

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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 ...