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First line in Denmark equipped with full ERTMS by Alstom now in commercial service

December 2019 – The Early Deployment Line North that runs from Roskilde to Köge in Eastern Denmark opened for commercial service earlier this week. It is the first line in Denmark equipped with both ERTMS trackside, on-board signalling solutions and fully integrated with the Traffic Management System from Alstom. The line is a little over 20 km long and the fleet running on the line consists of 12 trains, owned by DSB.

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Deutsche Bahn to Invest 12 Billion in New Trains by 2026

Deutsche Bahn says that the total investment it is making in new trains until 2026 is 12 billion euros. Of this, 8.5 billion will go towards long-distance vehicles and 2.7 billion to redesigning and acquiring vehicles for Germany’s big five S-Bahn networks. Lastly, DB Regio will spend around 1 billion euros on modernising its fleet with 350 new vehicles.


Alstom’s Citadis Dualis tram-trains begin commercial service on the Tram 4 extension between Clichy and Montfermeil

14 December 2019 – After entering commercial service in September 2019 on the Tram 4 line between Bondy and Aulnay-sous-Bois, Alstom's Citadis Dualis tram-trains are now starting service on the extension of the Tram 4 line between Livry-Gargan, Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil.

Bombardier News

Bombardier Reveals New Test Centre in Germany

Bombardier has unveiled a new test centre at its site in Bautzen, Germany. It houses cutting-edge production and testing technologies and will become Bombardier’s “serial production centre of competence”.


100 Million KM Milestone for Alstom Avelia AGV Fleet

Since April 2012, when Alstom’s fleet of Avelia AGV very-high-speed-trains started operating in Italy, they have collectively travelled 100 million kilometres. The fleet has 25 trains, meaning that on average, each train has travelled 4 million kilometres.


Arup to study the use of hydrogen-powered trains in UK

The UK’s Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has chosen Arup to provide a ‘route map to enter service’ for hydrogen-powered trains


Alstom Wins Marseille Metro Contract

Alstom is to carry out the renewal and automation of Marseille metro for the sum of 430 million euros financed by Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence. As part of this contract, Alstom will develop, supply and install the operating system and equipment for the automatic operation of the network’s two lines. Alstom will also commission 38 new rubber-tyred metros (4 cars) and modernise all the audiovisual passenger information inside the stations. The new trains are scheduled to enter service in early 2024.

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