Since April 2012, when Alstom’s fleet of Avelia AGV very-high-speed-trains started operating in Italy, they have collectively travelled 100 million kilometres. The fleet has 25 trains, meaning that on average, each train has travelled 4 million kilometres.
The new investments in the Nidec Leroy-Somer Foundry, launched last Thursday in the presence of the President of the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region and of local officials, tie in with the ambitious transformation and modernisation plan for the sites, presented last spring. The newly-launched project will immediately help improve competitiveness.
Alstom is to carry out the renewal and automation of Marseille metro for the sum of 430 million euros financed by Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence. As part of this contract, Alstom will develop, supply and install the operating system and equipment for the automatic operation of the network’s two lines. Alstom will also commission 38 new rubber-tyred metros (4 cars) and modernise all the audiovisual passenger information inside the stations. The new trains are scheduled to enter service in early 2024.
After acquiring SNIC in 2017, the RAIL INDUSTRIES group (Marolles-en-Brie) continues its development strategy in the railway signalling industry with the takeover of an IDEMIA branch of activities. Founded in September 2017 by two former investors, Vincent Menudier (21CP, Aquasourça) and Xavier Payet (21CP and Alpha PE), InnovaFonds, along with EMZ, will be investing in the RAIL INDUSTRIES group to achieve this second development operation.
As part of efforts to expand the Sydney Metro network beyond the Northwest line that opened in May 2019, the NSW Government will order 23 new metro trains as part of the City & Southwest phase. This second stage of the Sydney metro will connect the existing eastern terminal of the Northwest line, Chatswood, with Bankstown, resulting in a 66km line by 2024.
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