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Alstom to supply 200 multilevel commuter rail cars to Chicago’s Metra for €650 million

Alstom has received an initial order from Metra, the commuter rail system in the Chicago metropolitan area serving the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, to supply 200 push-pull commuter rail cars. This follows Metra Board of Directors’ approval in January 2021 to award Alstom a vehicle procurement contract for up to 500 rail cars. This initial order of 200 rail cars is worth approximately €650 million

Volker Rail News

Trafford Park Line wins ICE North West large Project of the Year Award

MPT - a consortium of VolkerRail, Laing O’Rourke and Thales - was recognised at the 2021 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North West Awards, receiving the Large Project of the Year Award for its work on the Trafford Park Line.

HS2 News

River diversion in Warwickshire avoided as a result of HS2 design refinements

HS2 has revealed revised designs of the railway in the Canley Brook area near Kenilworth in Warwickshire which will significantly reduce environmental impacts and avoid a major realignment of a local river, preserving the home of protected wildlife such as otters and bats.

HS2 News

HS2 begins work on UK’s longest rail viaduct

HS2 began work this week on the UK’s longest railway bridge, with an expert team of ground engineers sinking the first of almost 300 piles that will form the foundations for the Colne Valley Viaduct.

Segula Technologies News

Three major challenges for the railway market in 2021

With a steep drop in the number of passengers in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19, the rail sector will need to return to economic health in 2021, but also to prepare for several major challenges for the future (restructuring, safety, attractiveness, carbon footprint, etc.). Hervé Macé, Rail Sales Director of SEGULA Technologies, deciphers these challenges.

GB Freight News

GBRf announce new intermodal service for Maritime Transport

GB Railfreight are delighted to announce the start of a new intermodal service in partnership with Maritime Transport Ltd, running from the Port of Felixstowe to Maritime Transport’s location at Wakefield Europort.


Teleste to provide on-board solutions for Alstom Coradia Stream trains in Italy

Teleste is to provide its on-board solution for Alstom’s Coradia Stream trains in Italy. The companies have agreed on the deployment of Teleste’s solution to 31 of Alstom’s trains with FERROVIENORD, which manages the railway network in the region of Lombardy.

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