Starting in 2022, a series of 18 new low-floor trams will be put into operation in Würzburg, with Voith selected to supply the electrical equipment. Voith is thus helping to increase the long-term viability of a sustainable public transport system for the customer, Würzburger Straßenbahn GmbH.
Sheffield-based SME 3Squared has been awarded a major contract working on High Speed Two (HS2), generating new jobs within the South Yorkshire region. The railway technology company are working with one of HS2’s direct contractors, Skanska Costain STRABAG JV (SCS JV), who are delivering the tunnelling programme for the route between London Euston up to the M25.
After the first C2 metro train from the first option in 2016 entered service in May, Stadtwerke München (SWM) has also called up the second and final options for 22 six-car metro trains from Siemens. When all trains are delivered, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) will operate a total of 67 C2 trains on its system.
Alstom is taking a new step forward in the implementation of its AiM (Alstom in Motion) strategic plan in France with the acquisition of Ibre, a company specialised in the development, manufacture and supply of cast iron or steel brake discs for high-speed, intercity, regional and suburban trains, trams and metros. Alstom and Ibre already had a long working relationship on projects for SNCF.