Alstom has been awarded the contract by Toulouse Metropole for the system for the third and new 27 km metro line, called Toulouse Aerospace Express, for the sum of more than €470 M. The contract could eventually be worth €713 M, including all options. The line consists of 21 stations and will serve the aviation labour pool.
Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract by Deutsche Bahn (DB) to modernize their current S-Bahn Stuttgart fleet consisting of 423 and 430 series trains. The modernization will increase passenger comfort considerably.
Marking its first order in Uruguay, Stadler has signed a contract with PORTREN SA to supply seven locomotives for the freight railway it will operate for the Finnish bio-tech business, UPM, in their new factory.
As the leading private manager and operator of the rail network in Mexico for the transport of freight (ore, chemicals, agri-food products) between the United States and the Mexico’s main strategic industries and ports, Ferromex (Ferrocarril Mexicano) has strengthened its confidence in GEISMAR technologies by investing massively in small machines to maintain the tracks. This is a great reward for the GEISMAR North America subsidiary, which has had a close relationship with Ferromex for many years.
All Interlocking system works in the first 182 km long 5 sections including Telecommunications and Traffic Control Center (CTC) have been completed and commissioned on December the 4th, 2020.The project of 328-km long mainline signaling project work is continuing with the target to open the whole line by end 2021.
The rail transport company Go-Ahead Bavaria, based in Augsburg (Germany), and the rail solutions company TMH International (TMHI), based in the Swiss city of Zug, have reached an agreement on cooperation. Go-Ahead Bavaria was commissioned by the BEG and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport to operate regional train transport from December 2021 to December 2034 in southern Bavaria and in neighbouring Baden-Württemberg; currently 78 electric railcars have been purchased for this. TMHInternational will take over the maintenance of these trains and will build a train maintenance facility in Langweid bei Augsburg for this purpose. This was communicated by both companies in a joint statement.