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  • de Infraserv Höchst hydrogen fuelling point groundbreaking
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    Fuelling point for largest fleet of hydrogen trains

    2020-10-28T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Industrial park operator Infraserv Höchst began construction of a hydrogen train refuelling point at its site in Hessen with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 26. The facility in Höchst will support the fleet of 27 Alstom Coradia iLint multiple-units ordered by the Fahma rolling stock ...

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    Baghdad elevated metro letter of intent signed

    2020-10-26T05:00:00Z

    IRAQ: A letter of intent to define the steps needed to go ahead with the long-planned Baghdad metro has been signed by the Ministry of Transport and a consortium of Alstom and Hyundai Engineering Construction. The letter of intent was signed when Iraqi Prime ...

  • de SWEG Alstom Lint DMU unveiling
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    SWEG unveils DMU ahead of timetable revision

    2020-10-21T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: One of 18 Alstom Lint 54 diesel multiple-units ordered by the Land of Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock body SFBW for use on Hohenzollerische Landesbahn services was unveiled by locally-owned operator SWEG on October 15. The 140 km/h two-car DMU has a capacity of 150 passengers, ...

  • Paris metro Alstom MP14 trainset
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    First MP14 train enters service on the Paris metro

    2020-10-13T13:21:00Z

    FRANCE: The first MP14 rubber-tyred automated metro trainset entered service on Paris Line 14 on October 12. One MP14 trainset will be in service until the opening of the extension from Saint-Lazare to Mairie de Saint-Ouen in December 2020, with 20 to enter service during 2021. ...

  • Nantes Métropole has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 49 Citadis trams to replace the 46 TFS1 vehicles dating from the opening of France’s first modern tramway in 1985.
    Urban news

    Nantes orders its next generation of trams

    2020-10-09T11:17:00Z

    FRANCE: Nantes Métropole has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 49 Citadis trams worth almost €200m. These are intended to replace the 46 Alstom TFS1 vehicles dating from the opening of France’s first modern tramway in 1985, as well as to increase capacity. The three-route ...

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    Sighișoara – Brașov route modernisation contract awarded

    2020-09-23T10:36:00Z

    ROMANIA: National railway CFR SA has awarded the Asocierea RailWorks consortium of Alstom and civil and railway works partners Aktor, Arcada and Euroconstruct the Lot 2 Caţa – Apaţa contract to modernise a 28 km section of the 128 km Sighișoara – Brașov route. Consortium leader ...

  • Bombardier Transportation factory
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    Alstom signs Bombardier Transportation sale and purchase agreement with revised price

    2020-09-16T16:07:00Z

    INDUSTRY: Formal signing of the sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation from Bombardier Inc and Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec was announced by Alstom on September 16. Closing of the transaction is now expected in Q1 2021, subject to regulatory ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Solar-powered scarecrow deployed to keep birds away from electrical equipment

    2020-09-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: A solar-powered scarecrow that mimics the calls of a hawk is being used to humanely scare away birds which were damaging overhead line equipment and the pantographs of Avanti West Coast Pendolino trainsets at Alstom’s Longsight depot. ‘Birds at Alstom’s depot have become a ...

  • gr Athens Alstom Citadis X05
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    Citadis X05 trams arrive in Athens

    2020-09-08T11:00:00Z

    GREECE: Alstom has delivered the first two of 25 Citadis X05 trams ordered by Athens transport agency Attiko Metro. Under the contract awarded in ordered in July 2018 Alstom is responsible for the on-site testing, training and warranty services, as well as the provision of spare ...

  • Three manufacturers have prequalified for a contract to supply a total of 194 electric-multiple units in a procurement process which is being run by Swiss Federal Railways and its local operating joint ventures Thurbo in Thurgau and RegionAlps in Valais.
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    Three prequalify for large Swiss train contract

    2020-09-01T15:43:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Three manufacturers have prequalified for a contract to supply a total of 194 electric-multiple units in a procurement process which is being run by Swiss Federal Railways and its local operating joint ventures Thurbo in Thurgau and RegionAlps in Valais. The shortlisted bidders announced on ...

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    Azerbaijan modernises north–south and east–west corridors

    2020-08-31T11:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has begun work to rebuild a disused railway which would allow north–south trains to bypass the Baku conurbation. During August it also converted the electrification on the 499 km east-west corridor from Baku to Böyük Kəsik on the Georgian border from 3 ...

  • 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.
    Rail Business UK

    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 ...

  • tw Taipei metro Wanda Line Alstom Metropolis train impression
    Urban news

    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. ...

  • it Trenord Alstom Donizetti EMU (2)
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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 ...