To advance rail freight traffic and sustainably improve the inland connections with the capital Montevideo, Uruguay Central Railroad is planning numerous modernizations e.g. of railway bridges and stations as well as the construction of a 273 km long railway line between Montevideo and Paso de los Toros in the heartland of the country. Called Ferrocarril Central, this railway infrastructure project is one of the biggest private investment in the history of Uruguay. Work started in February 2020 and the reopening of the Ferrocarril Central line is expected for 2022.
Wabtec secures agreements worth $120M to implement signaling and train control systems for Virgin Trains USA. The project is a unique high-speed signaling and train control application for the North America market.
AB Transitio has ordered twelve more double-decker trains from Stadler. The order is worth 133.3 million Swiss francs. Transitio is thereby exercising an option from a contract that has been in place since 2016. The newly ordered trains will be delivered in autumn 2021 in accordance with the contract. They will then run in the Lake Mälaren region, west of the Swedish capital Stockholm.
Alstom, a global leader in integrated solutions for sustainable mobility, and Snam, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies, have signed a five-year agreement to develop hydrogen trains in Italy.