Helsinki Metro is operated by Helsinki City Transport, HKL. There is continuous work to improve the operation of the metro system, for example to improve punctuality, decrease cost of operations and to increase sustainability.
Global mobility provider Bombardier Transportation has received a new order for a framework agreement with the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) for the delivery of up to 117 BOMBARDIER FLEXITY trams and their spare parts supply for up to 32 years. The total amount of the framework contract is valued up to around 571 million euro ($693 million US). At the same time, the BVG placed an initial firm order for 20 trams and their spare parts supply for up to 32 years. This call-off is valued at around 115 million euro ($140 million US).
High output renewal trains are well known in the track world for renewing rails, sleepers or ballast with high efficiency. Why not replicate this approach for catenary work? This is the specification that has been proposed in France by SNCF Réseau to renew almost 16,000 km of electrified track. After long months of design and manufacture in cooperation with Colas Rail and TSO Catenaries, the first GEISMAR SRC fast catenary suite is at work every night on the 25,000-volt network. In 2021, a second rapid catenary suite will operate on the 1,500-volt network. Unrivalled performance in catenary renewal has already been achieved.
Siemens Mobility and Siemens Limited India is partnering with Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to implement a comprehensive set of automated train solutions for phase 2 of the Bengaluru metro expansion project.
TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) announces the release of Tronics AXO®315, a miniature high performance 1-axis closed-loop MEMS accelerometer with a 24-bit digital SPI interface and SMD package that reaches quartz sensors performances, outperforms commercial MEMS sensors, and eases integration.
The Bank of Territorial Development, known as Findeter, has awarded Ardanuy Ingenieria S.A. and Coral Delgado y Asociados Abogados the construction study for the new “Caribe” Regional Train which will run through the departments of Bolívar, Atlántico and Magdalena.
The Rail Cargo Group is developing a new concept for the existing Kaindl shuttle and will be transporting 1,700 tonnes of raw and finished products a day by rail between Wals and Lungötz for the domestic industrial business from 2021.
Alstom has recently deployed its APS system, a ground-level continuous power supply system, to the 10.1-km long Eminonu- Alibeykoy tramway line which consists of 14 stations. The 9-km section between Balat- Alibeykoy of the tramway line, which was inaugurated on 1 January 2021, will reduce the footprint of light rail lines and preserves the aesthetics of urban environments.
On December 29, 2020, the Vientiane-Luang Prabang Section of China-Laos Railway was completed. Constructed by China Railway No.2 Engineering Group, the project lays a solid foundation for completing the whole China-Laos Railway before May 2021 and putting the whole line into service by December 2021.