Knorr-Bremse Wins London Underground Contract
Siemens Mobility has contracted Knorr-Bremse to supply the door systems for the Inspiro trains for London Underground's Piccadilly line.
The Latin American Association of Metros and Subways, ALAMYS, is an organization that promotes metro rail projects in South America, and that brings together more than 80 members.
These are grouped into two types of partners: principals (public transport operators on rails and government authorities from all Ibero-America) and adherents (suppliers of inputs and services from around the world).
Currently, and since June 2014, the General Secretariat is located in Metro de Santiago, Chile, and its General Secretary is Mr. Roland Zamora Vega, Manager of Planning and International Relations of Metro de Santiago.
ALAMYS main objective
Promote massive public transport on rails in Ibero-America, through the socialization of the considerable advantages represented by the metros, trams, light rail and railways.
Belonging to ALAMYS is an opportunity to access the technological exchange between partners, and to enrich our own projects through individual experiences, to contribute to the increase of productivity, optimization of resources, modernization of infrastructures and management methods, and the increase in the quality of service delivered to users, one of the biggest factors that condition their quality of life in large cities.
Siemens Mobility has contracted Knorr-Bremse to supply the door systems for the Inspiro trains for London Underground's Piccadilly line.
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom, following Alstom's commitments.
HS2: the Chiltern Tunnel south portal site has now been fully levelled and the 17m headwall is now complete in preparation for the TBMs.
CZ Loko has handed over the first of two EffiShunter 1000M locomotives, based on the old Class 742 locomotives, to CER Cargo.
Tracklaying has begun on the 8.5km Forrestfield-Airport Link that will connect Perth's CBD with the city's airport in the east.
CAF has won maintenance contracts for trams, metros and suburban trains in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Colombia worth a total of €40 million.
A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place for the new hydrogen refuelling station that is to be built in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Eurofima has entered into a financing transaction with FS Italiane. It will loan 240 million euros to the Italian operator for 14 years.
Alstom has delivered the first two of eight new 55m Citadis trams to Ireland for operation on the Luas tram network in Dublin.
Skoda Transportation has launched a 1bn CZK (40 million euro) investment in new facilities in Pilsen, for which it will hire 1000+ people.
Alstom has successfully delivered its power supply and interlocking systems for the Mallawi section of the Beni Suet-Asyut line in Egypt.
The German Ministry of Transport has launched a project to test and certify digital automatic coupling. A DB-led consortium will run it.
The national railway company of Kazakhstan has launched an international competition to find a partner in collaboration with DB E&C.
The central Crossrail section will not open next summer now as previously promised because of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Siemens Mobility has won a contract with Norske tog AS to supply 570 train cab radios for GSM-R with an option to upgrade to FRMCS.
HS2 has revealed its final design for the first of four vent shaft headhouses for the Chiltern tunnel. This one is at Chalfont St Peter.
Alstom and Eversholt Rail are investing a further 1 million GBP into the hydrogen train Breeze in order to accelerate the UK hydrogen sector.
BLS will begin its refurbishment of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel in September following water and sand ingress earlier this year.
Alstom is part of a consortium that has won a contract for the tunnel safety and security systems on the Madrid-Asturias high-speed line.
The first Inspiro metro train from the options contract with Metropolitan EAD has left the factory in Poland for Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Swiss Federal Office of Transport has confirmed that it will be able to issue the operating licence for the Ceneri Base Tunnel on time.
The first TRAXX MS3 locomotives have entered service for CD Cargo. They meet the new Czech electromagnetic compatibility requirements.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract to equip line D of the Buenos Aires metro with its CBTC signalling solution Trainguard MT.
Bombardier has signed a contract with the NCTD (California) for 11 BiLevel coaches and cab cars for the Coaster service.
Rail Baltica has received its next round of funding, with €184 million coming from the EU's CEF, and €32 million from national co-financing.
Alstom has published its financial results for Q1 of 2020/21, with total orders up compared to the same period in the previous year.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has ordered 30 new ICE trains from Siemens Mobility. The first are to enter service in 2022, all by 2026.
ProRail and Alstom will test ATO GoA4 operations on a shunting locomotive starting in 2021. The tests will use a Lineas locomotive.
The EBRD, the EU and the EIB have contributed funding by way of grants and loans for 12 diesel locomotives for Moldova's state operator CFM.
Siemens Mobility has won a contract to supply technology for the extension of the Edinburgh Tram from York Place to Newhaven.
HS2 joint venture Mace Dragados has taken possession of the Euston Station construction site, preparing for the start of construction.
The Route 2020 metro extension in Dubai has opened to passenger operations. Alstom, as part of a consortium, was a major contributor.
Germany is investing almost €0.5 billion in the upgrade of the Berlin-Szczecin railway line. It will be fully double track and electrified.
Works on the South Wales Metro railway are set to begin on 3 August, modernising the Welsh railway network from its Victorian origins.
Alstom has won a contract to supply the integrated metro system for the extension to Line 7 of the Taipei metro in Taiwan.
Skoda Transportation has announced its intention to acquire Ekova Electric in the Czech city of Ostrava. Share transferral expected in 2021.
Alstom plans to submit commitments to the Commission in anticipation of its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation early next year.
Russian rolling stock manufacturer TMH has won the 2020 Red Dot Design Award in the Design Concept category.
The SBCTA Board has approved a Memorandum of Understanding with XpressWest to explore the feasibility of a high-speed rail line.
Bombardier has won a 4-year maintenance contract with Vy Tåg for its Night Train fleet when it takes over the franchise in December.
Eurofima is providing financing to Renfe Operatora in two transactions (200m euros and 103m euros) for new Civia EMUs.
CAF has won a contract with Renfe to supply a total of 37 metre-gauge trains in a two-part order worth 250 million euros.
The UK prime minister marked the start of construction of the Siemens Mobility Rail Factory in Goole, on 6 July 2020.
The first nine body shells for the new fleet of Hitachi AT300 trains (Class 805 and Class 807) for Avanti West Coast have arrived in the UK.
Bombardier has won a contract in India to supply 67 3-car MOVIA metro trains for the Agra and Kanpur metros, along with signalling equipment.
Hitachi Rail has partnered with Hyperdrive Innovation to drive forward battery technology for trains in Britain as an additional power option.
Hungary: Mav-Start has exercised a contract option and ordered a further 4 tram-trains in addition to the original 8 from Stadler.
HS2 Ltd has started its search for overhead catenary system suppliers in preparation of awarding the £300m contract in 2022.
The CER has published a position paper advocating for applying the user-pays and polluter-pays principles across the transport sector.
Russia: UWC has delivered 36 tank cars for the transportation of sodium hydroxide and other chemicals to Khimprom.
GB Railfreight has signed an agreement with DB Cargo UK to maintain ten of its Class 60 diesel-electric locomotives for 3 years.
HS2 Ltd has launched a new hiring drive in anticipation of the start of major construction works on Phase 1 of the high-speed rail project.
Stadler has signed a contract with Arriva for the retrofit of 36 FLIRT trains with the GUARDIA ETCS solution and their homologation.
Newag will manufacture seven new 4-car Impuls 2 electric multiple units for two operators in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is expanding its programme to paint rails white as a way of keeping them cool and protecting the steel from the heat.
DB Cargo Belgium has begun operating under an exclusively Belgian licence and ran its first train under that licence on 14 June.
Transmashholding has begun delivering on its 1300 passenger coaches for Egyptian National Railways, its largest-ever order.
Bombardier has delivered the first MOVIA C30 metro trains to Stockholm, Sweden, following their homologation in June 2019.
HS2: The preparatory works at Euston station have reached a milestone with the demolition of the western ramp and canopy complete.
Knorr-Bremse has signed a partnership agreement with RZD and ECRT for the development of Russia's next-generation very high-speed trains.
Alstom has received full certification for its ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 solution featuring its data fusion algorithm for trains in Norway.
The Spanish rail infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded two signalling contracts to CAF with a total value of 30 million euros.
HS2 Ltd has revealed the construction companies that are shortlisted to tender for the Birmingham Curzon Street station build.
CAF has won contracts to supply metro trains to Naples as well as Urbos trams to Stockholm and Amsterdam for a combined value of €100m.
The Sense Valley Line will become operational in April 2021. That's three months later than originally planned, due to approval delays etc.
Bombardier has received an order from SNCF on behalf of Normandy to supply an additional 27 OMNEO Premium double-decker EMUs.
UTLC Eurasian Rail Alliance says it has seen an increase in mail trains from China to Europe as a result of the restrictions on air freight.
The go-ahead has been given for Newcastle Central Station to have the area to the front of it redeveloped to improve passenger access.
Stadler's GUARDIA European Train Control System (ETCS) has received its first homologation, namely for its FLIRT trains for Poland.
HS2 Ltd has launched its search for its operational telecoms supplier for Phase 1 and 2a of the high-speed line between London and Crewe.
The Federal Office of Transport (BAV) has granted BÄR Bahnsicherung Type Approval for its EUROLOCKING electronic interlocking system.
Coronavirus: OEBB will resume its Nightjet sleeper trains to destinations such as Prague, Zurich, Berlin and Venice starting on 26 June.
RATP Dev, ComfortDelGro and Alstom have signed a partnership agreement to submit joint tenders for the Grand Paris Express.
The New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA), which consists of two north-south axes through Switzerland, will open fully in December.
The East Coast Main Line in the UK will become the first mainline in the country to go digital in its signalling system via ETCS.
The first automated people mover (APM) for Bangkok's Gold Line arrives in Thailand. It was manufactured by a Bombardier JV in China.
Keolis has had two of its contracts in the United States extended. The first by MBTA in the Boston area, the second in Washington D.C. (VRE).
Stadler takes over digitalisation expert in Germany to expand its portfolio in the hardware and software components for rolling stock market.
The University of Birmingham has received 400k in grant money from Innovate UK to develop its hydrogen-powered train, the HydroFLEX.
SNCF Réseau, the company's infrastructure arm, has launched its 2020 hiring drive, during which it wants to recruit 1000 rail staff.
UWC has completed its supply of 100 box cars for logistics company Kuchukterminal, raising its fleet to 220 box cars.
Rolling stock company Porterbrook has been awarded 400k in funding for a trial fit of emissions reduction technology on Class 170 DMUs.
The UK High Court has ruled in favour of the Department of Transport, finding that its disqualification of TOCs over pensions was lawful.
The European Court of Auditors has published a report of its audit of the European Commission's management of 8 EU mega-projects.
Alstom is providing remote support services to the operational control centre for lines 1,2 and 4 of the MetrôRio, Rio de Janeiro
Transfesa Logistics, a freight operator majority-owned by Deutsche Bahn, is renewing its European container fleet.
HS2 has launched an Innovation Accelerator to help develop solutions in three areas: the environment, the circular economy, and productivity.
Hitachi begins manufacturing the 5 Class 803 EMUs in its East Coast Trains order. The trains will run on the East Coast Main Line from 2021.
Transitio AB has triggered a second option from its 2016 framework agreement, ordering 12 additional KISS trains from Stadler.
Eurofima is making 80 million euros in funding available to DSB – Danish State Railways – for the purchase of Siemens Vectron locomotives.
Vivarail has secured a loan worth 1.5 million GBP that will help it expand by moving into new premises and hiring new staff.
SBB has installed solar panels to produce traction electricity. They can produce enough electricity for 1.4 million passenger kilometres.
HS2 has revealed the first images of its south portal launch site from where two German-made TBMs will dig the Chiltern tunnels.
Swiss train operator has received the go-ahead to order an additional 20 Capricorn EMUs from Stadler in addition to the original 36.
The first Bombardier Aventra Class 701 for South Western Railway (SWR) has been delivered from Derby. The total order is for 90 trains.
Competitive railway undertakings and rail advocacy groups have expressed dismay at the Bundesrat support for the LNG toll exemption.
Rail freight punctuality has increased from 60 percent to 80–90 percent during the coronavirus crisis due to greater network availability.
RZD International has completed excavating the Čortanovci tunnel on the railway line between Belgrade and Budapest.
The African Development Bank has committed a grant of 1.2 million USD to the Ethiopian government for a Ethiopia-Sudan railway line study.
UWC has signed a contract with Russian oil refinery Slavneft-YANOS for the supply of tank cars for transporting molten sulphur.
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