12 January 2020 – Alstom has obtained an order by Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) to retrofit 19 additional ICE1 high-speed trains with the newest ETCS signalling standard. The retrofitting work, worth more than €10 million, is scheduled to be completed by September 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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’.