Among the renewal and maintenance activities carried out for our Italian customer Rete Ferroviaria Italiana in March and April, Colas Rail Italia was involved in some revamping activities in Genova, as part of the ongoing construction of the new Genova Bridge.
6 May 2020 – Alstom and SMRT Trains, with support from the Land Transport Authority (LTA), have signed an agreement that will ensure the continued reliability and availability of the driverless train control system installed by Alstom on the larger Circle Line (CCL) network. This long-term services support (LTSS) agreement is the first of its kind for a Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line, with a contract length of 16 years which also includes performance guarantees for the entire contracted term2.
A consortium formed by Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other rail and commercial vehicle systems, and John von Neumann University in Kecskemét, Hungary, has successfully completed a joint 27-month research project. The focus of the project was on alternative raw materials – particularly polymer and rubber materials – and technologies for use in the commercial vehicle industry. The research findings will feed into Knorr-Bremse's research and development strategy and activities in the long term.
Siemens Mobility has just sold its 1,000th Vectron locomotive. The anniversary locomotive was ordered by Danish State Railways (DSB). The first Vectron was delivered in 2012, and all locomotives have been built at the Siemens Mobility factory in Munich-Allach. The order from DSB is for eight AC Vectrons. To date, a total of 1,003 Vectrons have been sold to 49 customers in 16 countries.
Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has signed a contract with Siemens Mobility to supply equipment for 13 high-speed trains for Russian Railways (RŽD). Based on the German rail vehicle manufacturer’s Velaro platform, the trains will operate in Russia under the Sapsan (Peregrine Falcon) brand. This is the third such contract that Knorr-Bremse has signed with Siemens Mobility to equip the Velaro model in Russia, helping to deliver fast, reliable and highly-efficient mobility.
For the fourth year running, Colas Rail teams from the Tracks and Siding Agency, North East, and in particular those working on sidings, are working on a project to replace 42,000 sleepers for the Grand Port Maritime du Havre (GPMH).