14 December 2019 – After entering commercial service in September 2019 on the Tram 4 line between Bondy and Aulnay-sous-Bois, Alstom's Citadis Dualis tram-trains are now starting service on the extension of the Tram 4 line between Livry-Gargan, Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil.
Bombardier has unveiled a new test centre at its site in Bautzen, Germany. It houses cutting-edge production and testing technologies and will become Bombardier’s “serial production centre of competence”.
10 December 2019 – Alstom has signed a contract with the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) to manufacture and maintain the next generation of C-series trains for Perth’s growing rail network.
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.