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Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h

Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h

Alstom has successfully performed the first test run at 80 km/h of the world’s only fuel cell passenger train Coradia iLint on its own test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony (Germany). An extensive test campaign will be conducted in Germany and Czech Republic in the coming months before the Coradia iLint …

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Design of Alstom’s new “main line” train for Algeria revealed

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Alstom and the National Rail Transportation Company of Algeria (SNTF) have unveiled the design of the new Coradia Polyvalent “main line” train destined to run in Algeria during the 4th edition of the International Transport, Logistics & Mobility Exhibition to be held in Algiers. In July 2015, SNTF ordered 17 …

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Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trials

Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trials

Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ), part of Transmashholding, has presented a prototype of a triple-unit freight locomotive designed specifically for operations on the Baikal-Amur Railway. The 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive, available in triple or in double unit variant, will continuously haul 7100-tonne freight trains on the 2800 km-long Taksimo-Sovetskaya Gavan route. 3TE25K2M locomotive units are equipped with a 3.1MW diesel …

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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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Hungary approves next rail projects to be submitted for CEF funding

Hungary approves next rail projects to be proposed for CEF funding

The Hungarian government has approved a list of railway projects to be proposed for funding under EU’s open Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call. The largest investment project is the upgrading of Békéscsaba (excl.) – Lőkösháza (country border) railway line section, including the construction of a second track. The value of the project is HUF …

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St Petersburg Metro to attract RUB 20 bn for development projects

St. Petersburg Metro launches tender for 27 new metro trains

St Petersburg Metro plans to attract RUB 20 bn (EUR 325 million) for rolling stock and infrastructure development projects until 2021. From 2016 to 2021 years, St Petersburg Metro plans RUB 20.4 billion investments. The company will obtain a RUB 12.4 billion loan for the purchase of rolling stock to operate on Line 3. Another RUB …

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European Anti-Fraud Office finds serious irregularities in contracts for Budapest Metro Line 4 project 

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Hungarian Government has made public the investigation carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in relation to irregularities identified in Budapest Metro Line 4 project implementation. OLAF investigations has revealed a conflict of interests in the HUF 22.9 bn contract signed with Alstom Transport, for which a financial correction of 100% should be applied. “There is …

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GTh1 gas turbine locomotive enters regular service in Russia

GTh1 gas turbine locomotive enters regular service in Russia

Russian Railways (RZD) subsidiary Sverdlovsk Railway has introduced into operation the LNG gas turbine GTh1-002 freight locomotive on Egorshino – Alapayevsk – Serov -Marshaling Yard rail line.  In May 2016, GTh1-002 successfully pulled a train weighing 9,000 tons along the 700 km long Surgut – Voinovka rail section, without refueling at intermediate stations. In the …

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Alstom to supply traction, static inverter and train control monitoring systems for Shanghai metro line 2

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Shanghai Shentong has awarded Alstom a EUR 17 million contract by to supply traction systems, static inverters (SIV), and train control monitoring systems (TCMS) for 64 new metro cars destined to circulate on Shanghai metro line 2. The new metro cars will extend 16 existing metro trainsets from four cars to …

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200 Siemens locomotives for ÖBB

Die Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) haben mit Siemens einen Rahmenvertrag über die Lieferung von bis zu 200 Lokomotiven des Typs Vectron abgeschlossen. Es können bis zu 100 Wechselstrom (AC)-Lokomotiven, 50 Wechselstrom (AC)-Lokomotiven mit Dieselpower-Modul und 50 Mehrsystem (MS)-Lokomotiven abgerufen werden. Bei Vertragsschluss wurden 30 Vectron MS fest bestellt. Die Fahrzeuge sollen im Siemens-Werk in München, gefertigt werden. Die Auslieferung der ersten Fahrzeuge beginnt im Sommer 2018.

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with Siemens for the delivery of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Under the contract, up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. A firm order for 30 MS locomotives was placed at the signing. The locomotives will be built in the Siemens plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. The first units are to be delivered beginning in summer of 2018.

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with Siemens for the delivery of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Under the contract, up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. A firm order …

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