Alstom to Equip 19 ICE 1 Trains with ETCS
Alstom has won a contract with Deutsche Bahn to equip 19 ICE 1 trains with its ETCS solution. It will complete the works by September 2021.
Based on its recent analysis of the rail acceleration and rotation rate sensors market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC) GmbH with the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. ASC has not only consistently delivered advanced technology and high-quality service, but has also improved its product range and expanded into other continents to emerge a true global competitor.
ASC’s rotation rate sensors aid the measurement of three effective degrees of freedom as well as monitor the stability of the bogies and functionality of shafts, bearings, brakes, and axles. Its feedback-driven product development strategy has proved to be extremely successful in helping it stay ahead of the curve.
The company’s commitment to quality is evident in its development of Gyro, a device that measures and maintains the orientation of the vehicle when subjected to external forces or loads. As it is based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, it is small and able to emit steady signals, and is shock resistant.
Another key product, the inertial measurement unit (IMU), measures acceleration, velocity, orientation, and the gravitational forces that impact the vehicle, even at low speeds, using a combination of gyroscopes and accelerometers. The IMUs have capacitive technology, which can measure all conductive input, and piezoresistive technology. These products are linked to MEMS technology, giving them excellent stability and shock resistance while enabling them to produce amplified output.
“Additionally, ASC designs sensors for geological measurement on railway tracks to measure the shock transmitted to the soil from trains through the railbed,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krishna Achuthan. “The measured data indicate whether the soil characteristics are suited to sufficient rail stability, which in turn helps rail operators maintain rail track geometry to control the performance of trains passing over that particular track.”
ASC focuses on designing superior-quality sensors with an option to customize the sensor to reduce costs. The sensors can be used in numerous applications developed specifically to measure low acceleration. It covers a wide temperature range and boasts shock resistance of 7,000 g.
The Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) awarded the calibration laboratory of ASC GmbH on 23rd April 2013 with the authority to execute calibrations according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for the following mechanical measurands, Acceleration.Certificate registration no.: D-K-18110-01-00.
Furthermore, owing to its best-in-class service, ASC is certified by ISO 9001:2008, which sets the criteria for quality management.
“ASC has shown eagerness to enlarge its footprint in competitive markets such as Brazil and China, and augment its product portfolio to cover new application areas,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Shyam Raman. “It intends to add a second distributor in China, and has expanded its distribution network by setting up a sales offices Brazil, and adding distributors in Turkey, Brazil, India and China.
Due to its strong overall performance, Frost & Sullivan recognises ASC with the 2014 European Company of the Year Award for rail acceleration and rotation rate sensors.
Alstom has won a contract with Deutsche Bahn to equip 19 ICE 1 trains with its ETCS solution. It will complete the works by September 2021.
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Alstom has responded to the rumours that it is in talks with Bombardier about a potential acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.
The government of Panama has given the green light for the line 2 extension of the city's metro network, which will connect to the airport.
The VBB has awarded a contract to Siemens Mobility for 18 three-car Mireo electric multiple units, which will enter service in 2022.
A Stadler train in Groningen equipped with ATO has carried passengers for the first time. This is phase 2 or a 3-phase process.
Alstom has delivered its 130th Citadis tram to Bordeaux. The city ordered these trams in four tranches starting in 2000.
The UK PM gave the go-ahead for HS2 in parliament today. This decision has been welcomed by industry in general, including the rail sector.
The UK government will today give HS2 the go-ahead following a review into the high-speed rail project due to concerns about its cost.
CAF has won contracts in Norway and with the Helsinki Metro operator. The former is a 9-year maintenance contract for the Bergen Line trains.
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Danish State Railways has ordered 8 Talgo 230 trainsets from the Spanish manufacturer. Talgo is manufacturing the same for DB, branded ECx.
Network Rail has awarded several CP6 signalling frameworks. They went to Alstom, Siemens, and a JV between Hitachi and Limbrooke Services.
DB Engineering & Consulting and Ukrainian Railways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to modernise operations and rail services.
The EBRD has agreed to two loans for public transport in Sarajevo. 20 million euros wil go towards new tram tracks in the city.
Alstom has won a contract with transport authorites in Leipzig for the design, manufacture and maintenance of 11 Coradia Continental BEMUs.
DB will put the first Stadler KISS double-decker trains into service (IC2) on 8 March. It purchased them from Westbahn (Austria) last year.
Phase 2 of the East West Rail project in the UK has been given the green light. It is part of the rail link between Oxford and Cambridge.
Starting in April passengers will be able to enjoy direct Eurostar services between Amsterdam and London without passport checks in Brussels.
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Deutsche Bahn is halting the acceptance of the remaining 25 IC2 trains from its order with Bombardier following grave operating problems.
Hitachi Rail has commissioned phase 1 of Taipei Metro's new Circular Line in Taiwan. The current line also features Hitachi rolling stock.
Saudi Railway Company discussed Saudi Arabia’s competitiveness in logistic services, and important transportation and infrastructure projects.
Skoda has signed a contract to deliver up to 45 metro trains for the Warsaw Metro, after it won the bid in October 2019.
DB will make a 12.2 billion euro infrastructure investment in 2020, improving tracks, bridges, signalling equipment and stations.
Talgo has gifted a 250km/h coach to Chesterfield Borough Council in the lead-up to a framework agreement between the two parties in February.
Bombardier's subway cars in New York City have been returned to passenger service following two isolated incidents with the door mechanisms.
The final New Generation Rollingstock train manufactured by Bombardier has entered service in Queensland 2 years after the first.
The Saudi Railway Company (SAR), in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, is racing to prepare for the 2020 Railway Forum.
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Spain is the latest partner to join Eress, the European Partnership for Railway Energy Settlement Systems.
Siemens Mobility and Tisséo have doubled capacity on Line A of Toulouse metro by lengthening the rolling stock from 2 to 4 cars per train.
DB Cargo is purchasing 50 Toshiba hybrid locomotives to reduce its carbon footprint. They will save 1 million litres of diesel per year.
Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti unveiled the design of the new Australind railcar at Burnaby station.
On April 1 – 3, 2020, the International Railway Forum and Conference IRFC 2020 will be held in Prague, Czech Republic for the seventh time.
CZ Loko is continuing is modernisation works to upgrade the old GE Transportation C30 locomotives into C30-M units for Estonia.
Deutsche Bahn will feed solar power directly into its traction power network with a new solar park measuring 70 football pitches in size.
The Bombardier joint venture BST has won a maintenance contract for 656 high-speed train cars in China, to be completed by the end of 2020.
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Construction has started on the metro control centre and depot at Taff's Well for Transport for Wales. The depot will service new tram-trains.
Vivarail has put its Class 230 through battery tests during which the train reliably and successfully travelled 40 miles many times.
The first fully modernised OEBB double-decker is now running on the Franz-Josefs-Bahn in Austria in its new Cityjet look.
Six rail associations have signed a charter on digital automatic coupling for freight wagons across Europe to push forward the shift to rail.
HS2 has been heavily criticised by environmental organisations. Railway-News believes this is short-sighted and needs addressing.
PKP has conducted 200km/h tests on the Warsaw-Gdansk line using a Pendolino equipped with ERTMS / ETCS Level 2 on 11-12 January.
The 2020 Railway Forum is the first of its kind for the Kingdom’s flourishing railway sector and will be held in Riyadh on January 28 and 29.
Deutsche Bahn and the United Kingdom are both to be official partners to the Greentech Festival, which will be held in Berlin 19–21 June.
Balfour Beatty has completed the electrification of 77km of track between Bristol and Cardiff. The first electrified service ran on 6 Jan.
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Siemens has unveiled plans for a new innovation centre at the Goole 36 enterprise zone. The planning application has been submitted.
The South Wales Metro project has received a boost today with the new infrastructure hub in Treforest opening.
The 56 Alstom Pendolino trains operating on the West Coast Mainline are to be fully refurbished. Alstom will also maintain them until 2026.
Stadler has won its first US maintenance contract: Stadler will maintain 8 FLIRT trains and the Silver Line depot for DART for 15 years.
From Monday, OEBB will run its Cityjet Eco battery-electric prototype train in the Greater Vienna area for 2 months to gain further insights.
Hungary: MAV-START has placed an order for 21 KISS double-decker EMUs to be delivered by 2022. This completes a framework agreement from 2017.
Alstom has won two components contracts in China, supply traction systems to Xian and traction systems and bogies to Dujiangyan.
Stadler has won a contract with HEAG mobilo GmbH for the supply of 14 ST15 trams. The contract, also inclues an option for up to 30 more.
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Deutsche Bahn renewed 900 railway bridges between 2015 and 2019 and says it will add another 2000 to its renewal programme by the end of 2029.
Bombardier has renewed a contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to operate and maintain the AirTrain JFK system.
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Alstom has delivered the first of 30 Prima M4 locomotives to Morocco's national rail operator ONCF. ONCF placed the order in 2018.
Bombardier Transportation's JV BST has won a contract to supply China Railway with 160 CR400AF high-speed train cars by mid-2020.
Talgo UK is pleased that the planning application allowing the company to establish a manufacturing base in Longannet has been successful.
Etihad Rail has awarded a tender for construction package D, 145km of railway line, including 15 tunnels and 35 bridges.
Alstom has won its first contract in Bulgaria. Bulgarian state railways BDZ has awarded Alstom a maintenance contract for 46 multiple units.
Skoda has won a contract with Stadtwerke Bonn for the supply of trams. Each tram measures 30m in length and can accmmodate 180 passengers.
Bombardier has signed a three-year services contract with FirstGroup and Trenitalia for their new JV, the Avanti West Coast franchise.
The new L2 light rail line has opened in Sydney, connecting Circular Quay with Randwick over 12km and 14 stations 7 days a week.
Deutsche Bahn says it will invest €12 billion into new trains over the next six years. This includes regional and long-distance rail.
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The Franco-Swiss railway line CEVA opens: first services began on 12 December with full passenger operations commencing on 15 December.
Bombardier has signed a contract with the ROSCO Transitio AB in Sweden for the heavy maintenance and refurbishment of 59 REGINA EMUs.
Following von der Leyen's speech on the EU Green Deal in the European Parliament, the rail industry has voiced its support.
Alstom has started manufacturing the trains for Line 3 of Mumbai's metro network at its Indian SriCity facility in Andhra Pradesh.
After services began on Doha's phase 1 red line and gold line earlier this year, the metro network now has a full red line and green line.
Transfesa Logistics has wrapped one of its locomotives with the #TimetoAct message and will deliver this message across Spain.
Bombardier has revealed a new test centre at its site in Bautzen, Germany, that will be its serial production centre of competence.
Alstom will provide Angers Loire metropole with 20 Citadis trams for service from 2022, costing a total of almost 55 million euros.
Alstom and the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia have signed a contract for 43 trains for Perth. Delivery will begin in 2022.
A consortium of Bombardier joint ventures in China has won a contract to upgrade the automated people mover system at Beijing Airport.
Adif says it wants to reduce its carbon footprint by 86 percent by 2030, taking into account its plans to purchase green electricity.
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Bombardier Vado Ligure site celebrates the production of the 2000th locomotive. It has manufactured 1000 since 1994, averaging 40 per year.
Rail Baltica has revealed the first visualisations of elements of the infrastructure for the new high-speed line, such as regional stations.
Alstom's Avelia AGVs have hit a milestone of 100 million kilometres travelled across the high-speed Italian network for operator NTV..
Hitachi is to build 23 new intercity trains for the new Avanti West Coast franchise which First Trenitalia will begin operating on 8 December.
All 22 metro train the Siemens Mobility consortium delivered for the Green Line of the Bangkok metro are now in passenger service.
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Alstom's first Citadis X05 tram for the Île-de-France T9 line was inaugurated in Orly on 3 December. Alstom will supply 22 trams in total.
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The Alstom-Bombardier consoritum have won a contract with Île-de-France Mobilités for 44 four and five-car metro trains for Paris.
Construction of the standard-gauge high-speed line connecting the Baltics to Poland and Finland, began in Estonia on 28 November 2019.
The Australian and Queensland governments have signed a bilateral agreement that is a major step forward for teh 1700km Inland Rail project.
Desiree Baer is to be the new CEO of SBB Cargo, starting in March 2020. Her appointment will be preceded by a one-month introductory period.
Alstom has won a metro contract in Marseille. It will provide 38 new rubber-tyred metro trains and automation equipment for lines M1 and M2.
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