On December 29, 2020, the CYP track laying machines of CREC arrived at the Luang Prabang Railway Station in Laos, marking the completion of the track laying between Vientiane and Luang Prabang on the China-Laos Railway and laying a solid foundation for completing the whole line by May 2021 and opening the railway to traffic in December.
Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation announced today that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has been awarded a contract with China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (CHINA RAILWAY) to provide maintenance service for 280 high-speed train cars (32 trains), which BST manufactured for China’s evolving high-speed rail network.
Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) will order up to 20 new fire-fighting and rescue trains from Stadler following the signature of a framework agreement between the two companies. ÖBB has already placed a call-off order for the first five trains.
Bombardier Transportation has begun the mid-life overhaul for Israel Railways’ (ISR) fleet of 143 BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX double-deck coaches. Valued at around $15 million US, this new project covers additional interior and exterior technical works to overhaul the coaches’ systems.
Knorr-Bremse has been awarded an “A-” rating for its climate protection measures by global not-for-profit environmental organization CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). This puts Knorr-Bremse at CDP’s Leadership level, ranking among the top 13 percent of its peer group.
Global mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced that its Gautrain commuter fleet in South Africa has successfully completed forty million kilometres in service since operations began in 2010.
Knorr-Bremse has concluded an equipment contract with the train manufacturer Talgo for 23 new ECx long-distance trains. From 2023, the locomotive-drawn passenger railcars will expand Deutsche Bahn's fleet for national and international long-distance services.
PL Powerlines UK, a 100% subsidiary of Powerlines Group and ENGIE Solutions, is pleased to announce that the London to Corby electrification project for Network Rail has been implemented safely. The successful project implementation proves Powerlines capability as system supplier in railway electrification and the expertise of the group of companies in large scale project management
Stadler and the British company, Rail Operations (UK) Limited have signed a framework agreement for the supply of thirty Class 93 tri-mode locomotives. The advanced locomotives will significantly reduce CO2emissions for both rail freight as well as potential passenger transport services, underscoring Stadler’s green credentials and demonstrating its commitment to decarbonisation. Deliveries are expected to start in early 2023.