The corona crisis is turning everything upside down. Many activities are being deferred. For Massimo Parisi, Project Manager at Strukton Rail, the reverse was happening. He was asked to renew over 6 kilometres of track in two weeks’ time. That turned out to be quite a puzzle.
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted economies around the world as it has forced people’s daily lives to a grinding halt. The coronavirus outbreak is reasonably expected to have lasting impacts on our individual behaviour and lifestyle, particularly on the way we work, consume and travel. In regard to the latter, transport and mobility are at the epicentre of the immediate and long-term challenges posed by the global health crisis. From urban traffic to international trade flow, bustling movement has given way to hushed calm. Many countries have closed their borders and imposed curfews – resulting in sharp reductions in transport demand at both the local and continental level.
The first of the 12000-horsepower, Prima T8 electric locomotives has been put into commercial service by Indian Railways. Built by Alstom and certified by the Ministry of Railways and Commissioner of Railway Safety/RDSO, the electric locomotives – known locally by the designation WAG-12 – are the most powerful locomotives to run on Indian rails. The 2015 contract will see a total of 800 locomotives built for Indian Railways.
Coinciding with the start of the new fiscal year 2020/2021, Alstom has appointed Leopoldo Maestu new President and CEO of Alstom in Spain and Portugal, and a member of the Management Committee of Alstom Europe.
Bremervoerde/Germany, 19 May 2020 – After 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometres, the successful trial operation of the world's first two hydrogen trains was officially completed at the end of February. Two pre-series trains of Alstom's Coradia iLint model have been in passenger service since September 2018.
Alstom delivered the 300th Coradia Polyvalent train for Régiolis in the Occitanie region on Thursday 7 May. After 6 years of operation, the total delivered fleet of Coradia Polyvalent trains has covered more than 107 million kilometres with a level of reliability and availability in line with the expectations of SNCF Voyageurs and the French Regions.