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Ferromex - increased confidence in GEISMAR for the development of rail transport in Mexico

As the leading private manager and operator of the rail network in Mexico for the transport of freight (ore, chemicals, agri-food products) between the United States and the Mexico’s main strategic industries and ports, Ferromex (Ferrocarril Mexicano) has strengthened its confidence in GEISMAR technologies by investing massively in small machines to maintain the tracks. This is a great reward for the GEISMAR North America subsidiary, which has had a close relationship with Ferromex for many years.


Alstom completes interlocking work between Section 1-5 on Eskisehir-Kutahya-Balikesir railway line

All Interlocking system works in the first 182 km long 5 sections including Telecommunications and Traffic Control Center (CTC) have been completed and commissioned on December the 4th, 2020.The project of 328-km long mainline signaling project work is continuing with the target to open the whole line by end 2021.

TM Holding News


The rail transport company Go-Ahead Bavaria, based in Augsburg (Germany), and the rail solutions company TMH International (TMHI), based in the Swiss city of Zug, have reached an agreement on cooperation. Go-Ahead Bavaria was commissioned by the BEG and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport to operate regional train transport from December 2021 to December 2034 in southern Bavaria and in neighbouring Baden-Württemberg; currently 78 electric railcars have been purchased for this. TMHInternational will take over the maintenance of these trains and will build a train maintenance facility in Langweid bei Augsburg for this purpose. This was communicated by both companies in a joint statement.


The digital wave is here - and it’s green

When it comes to fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, there is simply no cleaner solution than rail. Like many urban centres around the world, the number of journeys on the Parisian metro system is steadily increasing. The most recent numbers, from 2018, tally in at a total of 1.84 billion journeys in 2018, or about 5 million per day. In 2019, 1.4 million journeys were made daily on the commuter lines in Paris, the RER A, Europe’s most frequented rail line. Like this, hundreds of thousands of cars are being kept out of Paris’ city centre every day thanks to public transportation, reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.

Bombardier News

Bombardier hands over the 200th TRAXX locomotive to Railpool

Today, global mobility provider Bombardier Transportation delivered the 200th BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotive to its customer Railpool, one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle leasing companies. The handover took place at Bombardier’s Kassel site in Germany and highlighted the strong partnership between Bombardier and Railpool that has lasted for more than a decade.


New EU strategy for sustainable and smart mobility gives pivotal role to rail

The European Commission published the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, which will transform the EU transport sector to fully support the objectives of the EU ''Green Deal'' and of ''A Europe fit for the digital age''.

Somafel News

Somafel – Refurbishment of the Beira Alta Line

Following the assignment of the first contract for the Beira Alta Line Modernization Plan – Guarda Cerdeira, at the end of July, the heavy mechanical dismantling works started in week 40.

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