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Bombardier wins contract to provide up to 117 new FLEXITY trams to BVG in Berlin

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).

Geismar News

High output catenary renewal trains (SRC), GEISMAR work trains responding to the industrialisation of catenary maintenance in France

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.

TDK News

Inertial sensors: TDK releases Tronics AXO®315 – high performance, force-rebalance SMD MEMS accelerometer with digital interface

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.

Ardanuy News

Ardanuy Ingenieria will design Colombia’s “Caribe” Regional Train

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.

Rail Cargo Group News

70,000 train kilometres for Kaindl

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 deploys its first APS ground-level power solution in Turkey for Eminonu- Alibeykoy Tramway Line

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.

Crecg News

Vientiane-Luang Prabang Section of China-Laos Railway Completed

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.

Rail Cargo Group News

RCG provides raw material transportation for Metadynea

On account of what are currently its highest production volume since the company was founded, the Rail Cargo Group’s transport services are delivering raw material supplies for Metadynea on the environmentally friendly railways.

Bombardier News

Bombardier awarded contract for 40 additional FLEXITY Zurich trams by VBZ in Switzerland

Global mobility leader Bombardier Transportation and Zurich Public Transport operator VBZ have signed a contract for 40 additional BOMBARDIER FLEXITY low-floor trams for Zurich. This is part of an option from the contract awarded to Bombardier by VBZ in March 2017 for 70 FLEXITY trams with an option for a further 70. Today’s option for 40 additional trams is valued at approximately 172 million Swiss Francs (160 million euro, $194 million US), excluding VAT.

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