by Josephine Cordero Sapién
12 Nov 2020
Alstom has completed the first phase of the light rail project for the planned city of Lusail, which is currently being built near Doha in Qatar.
This initial phase has a single-track catenary-free line measuring 9.7km and a single-track underground line measuring 12.8km. There are 16 stations, of which one is an interchange station with the metro network. The light rail line will operate 28 Alstom Citadis X05 trams, which have a capacity of 209 passengers. They are capable of running on both overhead lines and in catenary-free operation.
Qatar Railways Company awarded the contract for a turnkey tramway system that was to be catenary-free above ground to the LRTC Consortium, comprising Alstom and QDVC, in 2014.
“We are very proud of our major contribution to the completion of phase 1 of Lusail LRT Project, which will provide reliable and environmentally friendly transportation system for Lusail's residents and visitors. Indeed, Qatar has become one of the most advanced countries in the region in terms of smart mobility and transportation, and we are committed to meet the country's growing needs for innovative and sustainable mobility systems.”
In addition to delivering the rolling stock and the track works, Alstom has also supplied the signalling equipment and platform screen doors.
Each Citadis X05 tram for Lusail will measure 32m in length and consist of five modules per unit. They are low-floor throughout.
The exterior design was inspired by the traditional boat of the region – the dhow.
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Alstom’s German autonomous rail pilot project has now entered its second phase with testing on two regional trains.
RFI has awarded its tender for the design and construction of an ERTMS across 42,000 kilometres of railway lines in Italy.
The Swiss Federal Administrative Court has dismissed Alstom's appeal against the award of an SBB Thurbo and RegionAlps contract to Stadler.
Alstom has signed an MoU with the developer and operator of Jakarta’s mass rapid transit (MRT) network, PT MRT Jakarta (PT MRTJ).
Alstom has carried out the first testing of a train retrofitted with European Train Control System (ETCS) equipment at Network Rail's RIDC.
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Alstom has delivered India’s first semi high-speed regional train for National Capital Region Transport Corporation’s (NCRTC) RRTS line.
Alpha Trains Group has awarded Alstom a long-term maintenance contract for 70 Traxx locomotives in its fleet.
Alstom has signed a framework contract with the Department of Transport Victoria, Australia, for 100 Flexity low-floor next generation trams.
ONxpress Transportation Partners has signed a multi-billion USD, 25-year agreement with Metrolinx for the On-Corridor Works Project.
Alstom has signed a new contract to provide operations and maintenance services for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s APM system.
Alstom has signed an agreement with Sweden’s national rail operator SJ to supply 25 Zefiro Express electric high-speed trains.
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Network Rail has awarded Alstom the contract to deliver Phase 5 of the London Victoria Re-signalling Programme.
Alstom has signed a contract with the Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF) to deliver 20 Coradia Stream electric inter-regional trains.
Alstom has signed three new supply contracts for Traxx DC3 locomotives in Italy during the latter half of January.
An Alstom / Avax joint venture has signed a signalling contract with Ergose to modernise the Thessaloniki – Idomeni mainline in Greece.
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Alstom has won a £49 million signalling contract as part of Network Rail's Portsmouth Direct upgrade project.
Alstom has signed a partnership agreement with export credit agency KUKE worth €1b to facilitate contract executions and secure financing.
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The Supreme Administrative Court of Austria has cleared Stadler, allowing the company to proceed with its contract with OEBB.
Alstom has been awarded a 130 million GBP contract as part of Network Rail’s Cambridge re-signalling project.
Shanghai Metro has awarded Alstom’s Chinese joint venture SHBRT the maintenance contract for its Line 12 metro cars.
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Alstom has signed two contracts with Divisione Ferroviaria TUA, worth a total of 33m euros, to improve the Abruzzo rail network in Italy.
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Alstom has won the contract to supply line 1 of the Turin Metro its latest generation fully driverless train-to-train CBTC system.
Alstom has been chosen to supply up to 50 of its third-generation electric Traxx locomotives to Belgium’s SNCB.
Alstom has signed three new maintenance contracts in Argentina, providing services to EMOVA and Trenes Argentinos.
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HS2 has signed the Rail Supply Group’s Work Pipeline Visibility Charter and will share its rail systems' technical specifications publicly.
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DB Regio has ordered 17 Coradia Stream electric multiple units for the Main-Weser subnetwork between Frankfurt, Giessen, Marburg and Kassel.
Bucharest’s metro network operator Metrorex has chosen Alstom to continue providing maintenance services for its fleet until 2036.
Alstom's driverless automatic people mover has entered passenger service at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.
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Alstom has signed a ten-year framework agreement with Irish Rail (IE) for up to 750 new X’trapolis commuter rail cars.
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Alstom has signed an MoU with oil and gas company MOL to explore the use of hydrogen technology for rail transport in Hungary.
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Alstom has signed a contract with Metrolinx to refurbish 94 BiLevel series VII commuter rail cars for GO Transit.
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Turkey’s AYGM and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality have chosen Alstom to help upgrade the country's signalling infrastructure.
Hynamics has signed a new partnership agreement with Alstom to reduce the time needed to refuel hydrogen trains.
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Alstom formally opened its new manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, India with a ceremony attended by France’s Ambassador to India.
Israel Railways has issued a notice to proceed for the supply of 36 TRAXX P160 AC3 electric locomotives manufactured by Alstom.
Alstom and Eversholt Rail have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at the development of 10 three-car hydrogen trains for the UK.
The Office of Rail and Road has published its Signalling Market Study, launched in November 2020, to improve competition in the sector in GB.
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Ile-de-France Mobilités and RATP have ordered 37 Alstom Citadis X05 trams for the Ile-de-France T1-Line in an order worth 130 million euros.
Alstom has been awarded the contract to design and supply the rolling stock for the Île-de-France network’s Line 18.
Stadler is to appeal against an Austrian Court’s decision to nullify a contract it had been awarded by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
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Alstom has delivered its 100th and final Flexity light rail vehicle (LRV) to the Department of Transport in Victoria.
An Alstom-led consortium has been awarded a contract to provide an integrated metro system for Taipei Circular Line Phase Two.
Alstom’s Chinese joint venture has signed a contract with Shenzhen Airport to provide operation and maintenance service for its APM system.
Alstom and Plastic Omnium have signed a MoU to work together on the development of high-end hydrogen storage systems for the railway sector.
Alstom has signed a €300m contract with to supply 25 X’trapolis trains for Melbourne’s suburban rail network.
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD) has received the first of 26 Alstom locomotives equipped with ETCS level 1 and 2.
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Alstom’s first two Innovia 300 monorail trains for the Cairo Monorail project have arrived in the city marking a major milestone.
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Alstom has received an option exercise order from SYTRAL, Lyon's public transport authority, for 35 Citadis trams.
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Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered regional passenger train in Sweden for the first time in Östersund.
Alstom has won a contract with CRRC Tangshan to supply 200 MD523 broad-gauge bogies for rail operator Bangladesh Railway.
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NordWestBahn has modernised the first of its trains ahead of the start of its new regional S-Bahn transport contract
Alstom has signed a framework agreement to supply Trenitalia with 150 Coradia Stream regional trains in deal valued at 910m euros.
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A special event has taken place to mark 20 years of operation by the Voyager and SuperVoyager Intercity fleets.
Renfe has signed a 1,447m euros (1,712m USD) agreement for the purchase of 152 Alstom high-capacity trains for Cercanías.
The complete Alstom Pendolino fleet leased by Avanti West Coast is undergoing refurbishment, an investment of 117 million GBP.
Following assembly in France in 2014–2016, the first Alstom Prima electric passenger locomotive has been fully assembled in Kazakhstan.
Alstom has begun manufacturing regional commuter and transit trains for the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Phase 1.
Beijing Capital International Airport has received its first new automated people mover – an INNOVIA 300, following a 2019 contract.
Alstom commissions the 9th section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt, the 15km Quseia section, now equipped with electronic interlocking.
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