Alstom announces today the completion of the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. Leveraging on its clear Alstom in Motion strategy and its strong operational fundamentals and financial trajectory, Alstom, integrating Bombardier Transportation, will strengthen its leadership in the growing sustainable mobility market by reaching a critical size in all geographies and integrating further solutions and assets to better serve its customers worldwide.
SNCF Réseau awarded Colas Rail a contract for the renewal of the track between the Septèmes-les-Vallons and the Marseille Saint-Antoine stations in France, for a total of 2.5 million euros. Colas Rail will renew the track to the south of the Septèmes-les-Vallons station to eliminate noise pollution, rework on a switch at the station, as well as perform hydraulic works around the tracks.
Hexagon Purus has received an order to deliver high pressure cylinders to Talgo, S.A., a leading manufacturer of intercity, standard and high speed passenger trains, for its first hydrogen prototype train.
The last two months have seen seven metro projects entrusted to Alstom across three of Mainland China’s top 10 populous cities – namely Chengdu, Shanghai and Xi’an – come to fruition. This follows the Chinese tradition of opening new transit lines during the New Year period.
Global mobility leader Bombardier Transportation has announced today the launch of a major investment and hiring plan aimed at increasing the production capacity of its factory in Bruges, Belgium. The modernization of Bombardier’s site in Bruges and its increase in production capacity, will be funded by an investment of more than six million euro. As a result, the company will hire at least 180 more employees to support the site’s increase in production.
Stadler transported the first Citylink tram-train from Valencia to Szentes, Hungary, where it occupied its temporary home in the maintenance depot of Hungarian Railway Company MÁV. The three-car, 70 tons prototypewas carried by special oversized shipment from Valencia to Szentes in 9 days. The first unit will be followed by altogether 7 trains, and the batch of 8 unitsare expected to start commercial service between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely (south Hungary) in the last quarter of 2021.
Alstom progresses further on the execution of its Alstom in Motion strategy and supports its growth ambition for digital mobility with the acquisition of B&C Transit, Inc., a transit engineering design and construction firm specializing in the passenger rail sector. This transaction reinforces Alstom’s position in the North American signalling market by combining the companies’ advanced technology products and engineering capabilities to the benefit of transit agencies and operators across the United States and Canada.