Brexit: Eurotunnel is one of eight companies who have signed up to the UK government’s ‘freight procurement framework’, making it one of the freight operators who could transport critical goods after 31 October. This framework is to be in place for the coming four years. The government hopes this additional red tape will speed up procurement processes disrupted by Brexit.
After the imminent delivery of the first performance demonstrator battery systems, the contract will enable Leclanché to become the selected supplier for a potential business revenue of more than 100m € over thenext 5 years, delivering battery systems for about 10 different railway projects.
When renovating railway lines there are generally two preferred options; grinding or dynamic milling. Compared to grinding, the high-speed re-profiling of a line represents significant time and financial savings.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has secured a contract from the Spanish train builder Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) for the supply of high-tech traction equipment for 88 Sprinter New Generation (SNG) electric multiple unit trains.
German state-owned rail company Deutsche Bahn has set up a company for the digitalisation of the railway network. Called Digitale Schiene Deutschland GmbH, it will start overseeing projects from January 2020.
SNCF has selected CAF as the preferred bidder for a contract for 28 intercity trains. This order is worth around 700 million euros (774 million USD). These medium and long-distance multiple units are to operate out of Paris – to Clermont-Ferrand and Toulouse. SNCF Mobilités announced its decision on 18 September. It will now present its decision to its Board of Directors on 24 October 2019.