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Alstom begins validation tests of the freight locomotives in Azerbaijan

6 August 2020 – Alstom has launched the validation test campaign for the Prima T8 AZ8A freight locomotives in Azerbaijan on the main freight transit line, which has recently been converted from 3kV DC to 25kV AC.


Germany Establishes Digital Railway Test Site

The Technical University Chemnitz and Deutsche Bahn will establish a digital railway test site to explore digitalisation and automation technologies for the rail sector under realistic conditions. The project would use federal funding.


World's first hydrogen filling station for passenger trains to be built in Bremervoerde

Bremervoerde, 28 July 2020 – In Lower Saxony's Bremervoerde, the world's first hydrogen filling station for passenger trains will be built starting in September. Representatives of the state and the companies involved met on site for a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony. An eighteen-month test phase for the first two trains was successfully completed at the end of February. The mobility project, which has attracted worldwide attention, is now entering its next phase.


EIB to provide €205m to procure rolling stock for Spain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide €205m to Adif Alta Velocidad to purchase rolling stock for the maintenance of the Spanish rail network.

Siemens News

Siemens Mobility to provide CBTC Signaling for Buenos Aires ‘D’ Metro Line

Communications-Based Train Control signaling system to be installed on 11km of ‘D’ Metro Line in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The automated signaling system will provide greater availability, enhanced operations and passenger experience


RATP Dev awarded three major contracts in the United States

RATP Dev USA, an RATP Group subsidiary, has been awarded three consecutive contracts in the United States: two new contracts, for the operation of “TheBus” transportation service in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and for the operation and maintenance of “The COMET” network in Columbia, South Carolina, as well as a contract renewal for the Camarillo bus network in California.

Eiffage News

Dakar TER nearing completion

In Dakar, the last receptions are underway on the TER construction site, in strict compliance with the health regulations imposed by the Government to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of all employees at all times.

InnoTrans News

Digital preview of InnoTrans from September 2020 onwards

Starting in September 2020 InnoTrans will offer exhibitors a preview of the main attractions of the world's leading trade fair for transport technology, which is due to take place next year. Beginning on 21 September 2020, the digital preview of InnoTrans will focus on innovations in the segments Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.

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