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Alstom to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trains to Victoria

Alstom to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trains to Victoria

Alstom has signed a contract worth around €100 million with Public Transport Victoria (PTV), the State’s public transport authority, to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trainsets for Melbourne’s suburban rail network. This will expand PTV’s fleet to 101 trains (606 cars) delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat since 2002. The …

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Czech Railways to launch tender for ten multiple units

Czech Railways to launch tender for ten multiple units

Czech Railways (ČD) will launch a tender for the purchase of ten low-floor multiple units for regional transportation in Prague and Central Bohemia areas.  The 120 km/h vehicles will have to be equipped with air-conditioning and will have a minimum capacity of 120 seats.  The first unit is expected to be delivered in 2019 and …

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SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) has presented the project for the modenisation and construction of Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection, part of Praha-Kladno rail line.  The project includes the modernization, double-tracking and electrification of the existing 3.8 km single-track Prague Veleslavín – Prague Ruzyně section, the construction of a new 5.5 …

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Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

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In a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman called for a new era of investment in Amtrak’s infrastructure, fleet, and stations, which are critical to the operations and future growth of passenger rail. “The time …

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Design for the construction of second track on Croatia’s  Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani  rail section launched

Design for the construction of second track on Croatia's  Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani  rail section launched

Croatia’s rail infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura has signed with IGH d.d. – Granova d.o.o. consortium a HRK 33.7 million (EUR 4.5 million) contract for the design of project and other documentation for the construction of second track, upgrade and modernization of  Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani rail section.  The contract involves the preparation …

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Alstom delivers first metro trainset to Guadalajara in Mexico

Alstom delivers first metro trainset to Guadalajara in Mexico

Alstom, in partnership with CPVM, a company part of OHL group, delivered on January 24th to the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transporte (SCT) the first of the 18 Metropolis trains that will circulate on the new Line 3 of Guadalajara metro network. Line 3 – which will be operated by the …

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Deutsche Bahn launches new digital services for ICE passengers

Deutsche Bahn launches new digital services for ICE passengers

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has introduced new digital services for ICE passengers starting with the 1st of January. DB now provides high quality free WLAN in both ICE classes and in the near future the maxdome video streaming service in ICE will be available. Via DB’s portal, ICE passengers will be able to watch 50 …

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Polish OT Logistics submits sole bid for Montecargo privatisation

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Polish company OT Logistics has submit the only bid for a 51% stake in state-owned rail freight operator AD Montecargo. OT Logistics offered EUR 2.5 million euros, with the opportunity to subscribe for new shares through a capital increase, as well as the right to acquire additional shares held by the State of …

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Siemens to modernize first section of Lima metro Line 1

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Siemens will provide the complete traction power supply for the first section of metro line 1 in Lima, which covers around nine kilometers. The modern power supply, upgrading of existing overhead contact line system and modifications to electrification in the depots will increase both the availability and the cost-effectiveness of the …

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Alstom to provide maintenance to freight locomotives of Ferromex Grupo Mexico

Alstom to provide maintenance to freight locomotives of Ferromex Grupo Mexico

Alstom has been awarded a contract by Ferromex Grupo Mexico to provide preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance for 219 freight locomotives, originally manufactured by Electromotive Diesel Corporation (EMD) and GE, for a five year period. The scope of Alstom’s services includes the application of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) technologies, oil and vibration analyses. Thanks …

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Talgo to supply 15 high-speed trains to RENFE

Talgo to supply 15 high-speed trains to RENFE

Spanish railways operator Renfe has awarded Talgo a €78n milliom contract for the supply of 15 very high-speed trains and to maintain this fleet for 30 years. The contract includes an option to buy a second block of 15 additional units and to extend the maintenance period 10 additional years. …

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Siemens to build advanced technology trams for Charlotte Area Transit System

Siemens to build advanced technology trams for Charlotte Area Transit System

Charlotte City Council has selected Siemens to build six new S70 tramways for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), the public transit system operated across Mecklenburg County and four surrounding counties. The S70 streetcars will be designed with advanced hybrid technology that features an industry-leading battery storage system. This technology allows for …

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