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UK Government to Give HS2 the Go-Ahead

Today the UK government will give HS2 the go-ahead. Having weighed up the pros and cons of the infrastructure project, the rail line connecting London to the north of England via Birmingham.


Trains go green: focus on battery and hydrogen

In February 2020, we have received an order for eleven battery powered regional trains for the Zweckverband Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen(VMS) in Germany. These are the first battery trains to be ordered from Alstom. Offering both hydrogen and battery is an important milestone for the Alstom, as it further proves our central role on the emission-free mobility market. We caught up on our milestones and the next steps for emission-free solutions with Brahim Soua, VP Regional Rolling Stock platform.

Eiffage News

Eiffage and VINCI Energies consortium (50/50) wins the contract to implement electrical infrastructure on the first sections of Grand Paris Express Lines 16 and 17

The Aline consortium, led by Eiffage through the economic interest group Eiffage Énergie Systèmes Ferroviaires in a partnership with VINCI Energies subsidiary SDEL Transport Grands Projets, has won the contract, with a value of over €68 million, to implement the electrical architecture for Lines 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express.


DB Agrees Strategic Collaboration with Ukrainian Railways

Deutsche Bahn AG, DB Engineering & Consulting, and JSC Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic collaboration.



Hitachi Rail successfully commissions Taipei Circular line Phase 1 Driverless Metro The first section of Taipei's fully automatic mass rapid transit Circular line has been successfully commissioned by Hitachi Rail, and had entered into commercial service on 31 January 2020.

Siemens News

Austria’s ÖBB orders 11 Siemens Desiro ML trains

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has ordered eleven Desiro ML trains from Siemens Mobility from the master agreement signed for 200 trains.


Talgo Gifts 250km/h Coach to Chesterfield

Talgo UK and Chesterfield Borough Council have been working together to build up Talgo’s presence in the city. The Spanish rolling stock manufacturer recently established the Head Office of Talgo UK in Chesterfield and it also has ambitions to build an ‘innovation centre’.

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