Alstom will present its latest innovations in smart and sustainable mobility at Rail Live! 2021
The company, a world leader in sustainable mobility, will participate on panels and presentations concerning efficient and sustainable energy, multimodal and inclusive mobility, automatisation and metro systems
Alstom, a world leader in sustainable mobility solutions and a key player in Spanish railway sector, will participate in the next edition of Rail Live! 2021, which will be held in Madrid on 30 November and 1 December. Among many activities, the company will have a full-scale metro car and will participate in different presentations and meetings to showcase its commitment to sustainable, inclusive, safe, healthy and efficient mobility.
"At Rail Live 2021 we want to share important aspects that, as a company, we have integrated into our strategy to lead innovation for more sustainable and smarter mobility. In our projects and strategy, it is key that the development of new products are increasingly greener and more efficient, safe, diverse and committed to the operators and travellers’ needs. We seek to promote the development of a liveable and viable society, mobility and cities. This is our commitment,” says Leopoldo Maestu, Alstom Managing Director for Spain and Portugal.
In this exhibition, Alstom will have experts from different areas of the company, including Leopoldo Maestu (Alstom MD Spain and Portugal), Eddy Thesee (Alstom VP Cybersecurity Products and Solutions), Paloma Moran (Alstom VP Urban Platform), David Moskowicz (Head of Mobility Orchestration & Passenger Flow Solution) and Jaime Borrell (Alstom in Spain Business Development Director).
"At Rail Live 2021 we want to share important aspects that, as a company, we have integrated into our strategy to lead innovation for more sustainable and smarter mobility. In our projects and strategy, it is key that the development of new products are increasingly greener and more efficient, safe, diverse and committed to the operators and travellers’ needs.”
President Alstom España
New Metro solutions
Alstom will have one of the key attractions for visitors to this edition of Rail Live, with a 1:1 scale model of the future trains for Barcelona Metro.
These new trains, currently being manufactured at Alstom’s industrial centre in Santa Perpètua, Barcelona, incorporate the latest advances in comfort, efficiency and sustainability, with the highest level of recyclability (96.1%), low energy consumption, and commitment to the strictest regulations in the use of materials. In addition, these trains are reconfigurable during their service life to alternate between the cabin version and the automatic version (GOA4), which enables driverless operation. Its design has also taken into account the maximum requirements and advances to ensure the best comfort on board, connectivity and universal accessibility, for which we have collaborated with the Fundación ONCE.
Leader in the metro market worldwide, Alstom has two metro train platforms (MetropolisTM and MoviaTM) to satisfy the needs of different customers and operators. With over 12,000 vehicles in circulation in 40 different countries, more than 10 billion passengers are travelling every year on one of the metro systems manufactured by the Alstom Group worldwide.
Innovation-based growth strategy
In response to the unprecedented acceleration of sustainable mobility needs worldwide, Alstom presented its strategic plan ‘Alstom in Motion 2025’ last July. In line with this strategy to become the world leader in innovation for sustainable and smart mobility, the company will significantly increase its investment in R&D in the coming years to 550-600 million euro per year.
Moreover, thanks to its new dimension, following the integration of Bombardier Transportation, the Alstom Group has the most comprehensive portfolio of solutions in the industry, including all types of rolling stock (from trams to very high-speed trains), spare parts, maintenance and operation services, as well as a full range of signalling solutions and digital mobility technologies.