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
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 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.
Selectron Systems AG, one of the world’s leading providers of safe and secure train automation solutions for Train Control & Management Systems (TCMS) has launched its new Threat Detection Solution specifically designed for rail vehicles.
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 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 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.