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.
When travellers and commuters are moving about cities on a daily basis, they are looking around for directions to their platform, train or flight. They are actively looking for information that will help them reach their desired destination. That’s where the opportunity exists to connect with them in a way that leaves a positive experience in their minds.
Alstom has signed a second ten-year maintenance contract for ETCS equipment belonging to SBB, the Swiss national railway company. In the years 2003-2008, Alstom installed ETCS onboard equipment on around 500 vehicle types as part of the first wave of a Swiss federal programme to comply with ETCS. The support contract concluded at the time is now being extended for a further ten years, including a five-year option. The value of the contract comes to over €25 million.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and Stadler have signed the contract for the delivery of 127 METRO trains with two options for 25 additional trains each. MARTA had awarded the contract to Stadler in spring of this yearaccording to the media release from 29 March 2019. As already announced, the contract is worth over 600 million US dollars. The new trains are scheduled for service at the world's largest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Klas Telecom today announced that, together with their French partner Seolane Innovation, they have entered into an agreement with France’s national rail operator, SNCF to supply the TRX R6 Connected Transportation Platform for implementation on board SNCF’s trains. This agreement comes as the result of a highly competitive public tender in which SNCF sought to acquire an onboard connectivity solution to provide improved operational and passenger-centric services