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HS2 News

Spectacular video shows HS2 contractors remove disused bridge to prepare for the new high speed rail route into Birmingham

In preparation for the construction of the northern section of HS2’s Phase One route between London and the West Midlands, main works civils contractor Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) have successfully demolished a disused bridge in Saltley near Birmingham.

Siemens News

Mireo Plus B trains for Hermann-Hesse-Bahn in Baden-Württemberg

The state of Baden-Württemberg has ordered three Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility. The battery-electric trains will ensure locally emission-free traffic on the new Hermann-Hesse-Bahn between Renningen and Calw from 2023

Wabtec News

Wabtec Wins Equipment Contract to Modernize Chicago’s Metra Commuter Rail Service

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today an order to improve passenger experience, reliability, and safety for Metra, the commuter rail system in the Chicago metropolitan area serving the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The contract includes the latest brakes, passenger access doors, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and event recorder solutions for 200 new rail cars.

Vinci News

VINCI to build the operation and maintenance centre for Line 18 of the Grand Paris Express in Palaiseau (south of Paris)

Société du Grand Paris has awarded Chantiers Modernes Construction (VINCI Construction) the contract to build the operation and rolling stock maintenance centre for the future Line 18 of the Grand Paris Express. The centre will be in Palaiseau, and the line will connect the rapidly expanding Paris-Saclay research and development hub to Orly Airport and the city of Versailles.

GATX Rail Europe News

RAILCAR AVAILABILITY: 119M³ MULTI-PURPOSE CHAMPION GAS RAILCAR

Our state-of-the-art, efficient and versatile 119m³ gas railcar has already proven to be a favorite among customers. Since its launch just a few years ago, GATX has leased over 500 cars of this type with more than 20 customers. Given the high demand, we will continue to assemble new 119m³ railcars at our in-house workshop in Ostróda, Poland.

Thales News

THALES TO MODERNIZE THE PORTUGAL RAILWAYS WITH NEW AND STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRONIC SIGNALLING SYSTEMS

Infraestruturas de Portugal is taking another important step in the continuous modernization of the Portuguese railways by awarding to Thales with three new contracts for the modernization of the Signalling systems in Cascais Line, West Line (between Meleças and Caldas da Rainha stations) and Santa Apolónia Station in Lisbon region.

Actia News

ACTIA TRANSFORMS SECURITY ON TRAINS

Working with SNCF and TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The first real-time video protection system for use on board trains has produced conclusive results. Honouring its commitments, ACTIA Telecom, the telecommunications division of the ACTIA Group, has successfully tested its system on around a hundred TER regional trains in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in partnership with SNCF.

GATX Rail Europe News

KEEPING RAILCARS MOVING: DIGITALIZATION OF MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS MOVING AHEAD AT FULL SPEED

More than 75% of all workshop revisions on GATX railcars are already handled digitally. This marks an important milestone in the two-year roll-out plan by GATX Rail Europe, which started in March 2020. The plan targets all 46 maintenance shops in the GATX Rail Europe partner network to be operating with the digital workshop portal by the end of 2022.

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