30 March 2020 – Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply 30 Coradia Lint regional trains to Hessische Landesbahn (HLB). The contract is worth approximately worth €120 million. The trains, which contain 120 seats, are spacious and bright, equipped for disabled passengers and offer a unique travel experience thanks to their large windows. They will run on the Wetterau West-East subnetwork from 2022.
Coronavirus: rail freight services, unlike passenger rail services, have kept their operations going in full to ensure the vital supply of goods around the world. DB Cargo now says it is seeing increasing demand for rail freight transports.
Alstom has been awarded a contract by AB Transitio, Region Skåne through Skånetrafiken, Region Blekinge, Hallandstrafiken AB, and DSB SOV to equip a fleet of 77 X31 regional trains with ERTMS onboard train control system , with an option of an additional 34 trains. All trains will be ready by end of 2023. The contract is worth about 35 million euro.
Stadler has emerged as the winner of a tender issued by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe for the delivery of up to 1,500 cars for use on the underground network in the German capital. The framework agreement, whose total volume represents up to three billion euros, also covers the supply of spare parts for a period of 32 years. One of the unsuccessful bidders had initiated a review procedure, but the request has now been rejected by the Berlin Court of Appeal in the last instance of appeal.This clears the way for the contract to be formally awarded and the binding order to be placed
After the successful completion of Phase One covering the 264 km long freight line operated by Etihad Rail between the gas fields at Shah and Habshan and the port and industrial city Ruwais in Abu Dhabi, Vossloh was also able to win the contract for the supply of turnouts and rail fasteners for Stage Two of the new railway construction project. The customer is a joint venture of China State Construction Engineering Corp. and South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction.
Keeping European mobility operational during the COVID-19 pandemic is key. The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) stresses that railways are doing their utmost to keep essential freight and passenger services running, while protecting their staff.