Alstom has signed a five-year extension to its contract with Dubai Airports to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the InnoviaTM APM 300 automated people mover (APM) system at Dubai International (DXB).
Stadler has successfully completed the research project launched in 2018 to develop and test battery technologies in the railway vehicle sector after a three-year research phase. The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and developed jointly with TU Berlin and EWE AG. The vehicle, designed as a test carrier, far exceeded initial expectations during the three-year trial phase with a proven range in battery-only mode of 185 kilometres.
Alstom’s big data platform for the wayside provides flexible solutions for the data acquisition and edge processing required to cost effectively adapt customers’ distributed assets into connected technology.
Alstom is continuing to implement its Alstom in Motion strategic plan with the acquisition of Flertex, a group specialised in the design and manufacture of brake linings (pads and shoes) for braking systems, particularly for the rail industry but also for other industrial applications.
The Finnish fleet management company VR FleetCare has signed a contract on the extensive modernisation and commercial upgrade of couchette coaches acquired by the Norwegian train operator Vy Tog AS. The contract covers the modernisation of eight BDcmz 874.1 couchette coaches. The project starts immediately, and the refurbished cars will be delivered to the customer during 2021.
GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Electro-Motive Diesel Limited (EMDL), a legal entity of Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, have signed a contract extension to the full-service provision arrangements between businesses, which have been in place since 2012.
On March 2, Dongshan Tunnel, a key control project on the Suqi Highway (from Sunan Yugur Autonomous County of Gansu Province to Qilian County in Qinghai Province) along G213 National Highway, was successfully completed, marking the completion of the passageway linking Gansu and Qinghai along the Belt and Road. Construction of the tunnel is undertaken by China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group.
Rail locomotives provide a vital transportation service for both passengers and freight across the world. Working round-the-clock, they are expected to deliver unrivalled reliability, which is made possible through regular maintenance and provision of modernisation programmes delivered by the train manufacturers. These are delivered in partnership with trusted equipment manufacturers that have the expertise and knowledge to meet the exacting standards of the industry.
Alstom has successfully installed and commissioned its SIL 4 signaling Electronic Interlocking SYSTEM (IXL solution-SmartLock 400 GP), including a support system and SCADA that supervises and controls different subsystems, based on Alstom ICONIS, TLC system and 11 kv power supply sub-station. Samalut is considered the 8th commissioned sector of the Beni Suef Assuyt line.