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Too Big to Fail?’ The Collapse of Carillion and the Impact on Rail

‘Too big to fail?’ The last time the implications of this complex economic theory was appearing in the national media the world was in the midst of the banking crisis of 2008; the idea that any organisation was so large and powerful that it was impossible for it to collapse was superseded by a bitter realisation that for many organisations, spreading themselves too thinly increased the risk of collapse along with the size of the hole in an industry after they do disappear from the market.

Alstom to Supply New Low-Floor Trams to Bordeaux Metropole

Alstom is to supply 10 additional Citadis trams to Bordeaux Metropole for a total amount of nearly €30 million as part of the optional order for the Bordeaux Phase III project, which was notified on 29 August 2011.

Alstom Awarded Two Contracts for Chengdu’s First Driverless Metro Line

Alstom and its JVs in China, SATEE and CASCO, have been awarded two contracts by Chengdu Railway Corp. Ltd. to supply traction systems for 200 metro cars and CBTC signalling system for the entire line of Chengdu metro line 9 phase one, the city’s first driverless metro line.

SNCF Mobilités Orders New Double-Deck Trains for Northern France

Bombardier Transportation announced that it received a repeat order for 32 OMNEO Premium double-deck trains from the French National Railway Company, SNCF Mobilités, on behalf of the Centre-Val de Loire Region.

 

Freight Trains in Britain to be Upgraded With New Digital Technology

A less congested, better performing railway comes a step closer to reality today, with the signing of a major, multi-million pound contract that will ultimately see freight trains in Great Britain upgraded with technology to make them safer, make better use of the network, and provide greater flexibility in the timetable.

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