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Alstom to supply 24 EMUs to DB Regio


DB Regio has awarded Alstom an order worth over EUR 130 million for the delivery of 24 four-car Coradia Continental EMUs. The trains will be used on the German Breisgau S-Bahn network as suburban trains from December 2019. The trains will be built in Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter, Germany. The …

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Hong Kong Kwun Tong Line extension enters revenue service


The Hong Kong metro Kwun Tong Line extension entered into revenue service on Sunday 23 October. Alstom supplied the signalling solution and infrastructure to MTR, the Hong Kong’s metro network operator who awarded Alstom the project back in 2012. The Kwun Tong Line extension (KTE) is 2.6 km long, adding …

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Austria to invest EUR 15bn in rail infrastructure projects


Austrian Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) framework plan for the years 2017-2022 provides for EUR 15.2 billion investments in rail infrastructure projects. The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology has submitted the document for approval to the Council of Ministers on 12 October. EUR 7.7 bn will be directed for the modernisation of railway stations, station rebuilding …

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€1.9 billion CEF financing for key EU transport projects


The European Commission launched today the third round of calls for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for transport, making €1.9 billion available to finance key transport projects. €1.1 billion are earmarked for projects in Member States eligible for financing from the EU Cohesion Fund , in order to …

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Number of significant railway accidents in Europe decreases, UIC report shows


The International Union of Railways (UIC) has issued its yearly report on Railway Accidents in Europe. The UIC Safety Database has been collecting data since 2001 and now contains data from 22 European UIC member railways. The database managed by the Safety Unit aims to create an inventory of information …

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The French Government, Alstom present plan to maintain the railway activities on Belfort site

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Christophe Sirugue, French Minister of State for the Industry and Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom Chairman and CEO, presented today in Belfort a plan to maintain the railway and industrial activities on Belfort site. The axes have been identified and constitute an alternative plan compared to the previous plan: announcements of orders, …

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Argentina plans USD 14bn investments in metropolitan rail transport


Argentine Ministry of Transport plans to invest USD 14bn in developing the rail infrastructure of Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA). Until 2023, AMBA’ s 851 km long rail network will undergo major modernisation works. The core of the project is the Red de Expresos Regionales (RER), the mega-engineering project that will connect AMBA lines via a network of tunnels …

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CRRC to supply EMUs to Leo Express


Czech rail passenger operator Leo Express has signed a framework agreement with the Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive for the supply of three EMUs, with an options for additional 30 units. The delivery of the first trainsets is scheduled for mid 2018. “We are pleased to work for our first order in the European Union with LEO …

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Ingeteam, Schalke to collaborate on new platform of shunting locomotives


Ingeteam will supply the German company Schalker Eisenhütte Maschinenfabrik (Schalke) with traction converters and other equipment for the new platform of multi-system service and shunting locomotives, offered mainly for urban rail applications. The solution offered by INGETEAM will make the most efficient match with the SCHALKE ModuTrac platform: thanks to …

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Bombardier and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation to expand cooperation


Bombardier Transportation and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), have signed a strategic agreement to expand and deepen their relationship. The agreement establishes a framework for the companies to leverage their complementary strengths for selected projects in order to provide additional value to customers, better serve the growing global rail …

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