ABB has won orders worth over $180 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply leading-edge equipment for more than 160 trains and locomotives in Europe and North America. ABB battery and traction systems will further drive decarbonization and support the transition to more sustainable electromobility.
Alstom and SMRT Trains, with support from the Land Transport Authority (LTA), have signed an agreement that will ensure the continued reliability and availability of the driverless train control system installed by Alstom on the larger Circle Line (CCL) network. This long-term services support (LTSS) agreement is the first of its kind for a Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line, with a contract length of 16 years which also includes performance guarantees for the entire contracted term2.
Among the renewal and maintenance activities carried out for our Italian customer Rete Ferroviaria Italiana in March and April, Colas Rail Italia was involved in some revamping activities in Genova, as part of the ongoing construction of the new Genova Bridge.
A consortium formed by Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other rail and commercial vehicle systems, and John von Neumann University in Kecskemét, Hungary, has successfully completed a joint 27-month research project. The focus of the project was on alternative raw materials – particularly polymer and rubber materials – and technologies for use in the commercial vehicle industry. The research findings will feed into Knorr-Bremse's research and development strategy and activities in the long term.
Siemens Mobility has just sold its 1,000th Vectron locomotive. The anniversary locomotive was ordered by Danish State Railways (DSB). The first Vectron was delivered in 2012, and all locomotives have been built at the Siemens Mobility factory in Munich-Allach. The order from DSB is for eight AC Vectrons. To date, a total of 1,003 Vectrons have been sold to 49 customers in 16 countries.