Metropolis, Megacity, Megalopolis… All of these terms aptly describe the exponential growth in urban populations. In 2012, half of the world’s people live in urban areas; by 2030, city dwellers will represent two thirds of the population.
The 56 Alstom Pendolino trains operating on the West Coast Mainline are to be fully refurbished. Alstom will also maintain them until 2026.
Alstom has won two components contracts in China, supply traction systems to Xian and traction systems and bogies to Dujiangyan.
Alstom has delivered the first of 30 Prima M4 locomotives to Morocco's national rail operator ONCF. ONCF placed the order in 2018.
Alstom has won its first contract in Bulgaria. Bulgarian state railways BDZ has awarded Alstom a maintenance contract for 46 multiple units.
The new L2 light rail line has opened in Sydney, connecting Circular Quay with Randwick over 12km and 14 stations 7 days a week.
The Franco-Swiss railway line CEVA opens: first services began on 12 December with full passenger operations commencing on 15 December.
Alstom has started manufacturing the trains for Line 3 of Mumbai's metro network at its Indian SriCity facility in Andhra Pradesh.
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.
Alstom's Avelia AGVs have hit a milestone of 100 million kilometres travelled across the high-speed Italian network for operator NTV..
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.
Alstom and FERROVIENORD have signed a contract for 31 Coradia Stream EMUs for the Lombardy Region. Delivery will commence in 2022.
The Alstom-Bombardier consoritum have won a contract with Île-de-France Mobilités for 44 four and five-car metro trains for Paris.
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.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 47 with all the important rail news from 18–22 November 2019, including TPE's new Nova fleet.
The government of NSW will acquire 23 additional Alstom Metropolis trains for the seamless operation of the Sydney Metro, once extended.
TransPennine Express has launced its new Nova fleet, unveiling the trains to the public at Liverpool Lime Street station on 22 November.
Alstom and SBB have signed a second ten-year maintenance contract for 25m euros for on-board ETCS equipment installed between 2003 and 2008.
The German Pro-Rail Alliance has honoured Alstom employee Saskia Schulz with its 2019 innovation prize for shaping mobility
Alstom has presented the new rubber-tyred future metro for the Lille metropolitan region at the 3rd Assises des Mobilités.
After signing a framework agreement in 2016, Alstom has delivered the first of 46 Coradia Stream 'Pop' trains to Trenitalia.
After signing a contract with DB Regio, Alstom will deliver 19 Coradia Continental trains to Baden-Württemberg.
The Recoletos Tunnel in Madrid has been undergoing upgrade works worth 45 million euros. Alstom has now completed the signalling works.
Alstom and MMRC revealed a mock up of the train for the Aqua Line in Mumbai. Alstom is supplying 31 8-car units as part of a 2018 contract.
Alstom and FS Italiane have reconfirmed their partnership with Bologna University. A four-week course will equip students with vital skills.
Alstom is set to test the new Coradia iLint in the Netherlands. This is due to a signage between Alstom, Engie, Arriva and ProRail.
Alstom is celebrating a milestone for its Hanoi Metro contract signed in 2017. The first trainset will be complete by the end of the month.
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded the contract to design, build, maintain, operate and finance the Hurontario LRT.
Avignon's first tram line opened to the public on 19 October with Alstom Citadis X05 trams. A second line is scheduled to open in 2023.
Alstom Ubunye has opened its rail factory in Ekurhuleni. It will supply components to Gibela Rail where the PRASA trains are being built.
Alstom is to supply 42 Metropolis trainsets for Barcelona. Barcelona currently runs Metropolis trains on Lines 9 and 10 of its metro.
Alstom has been awarded the contract to retrofit 17 ICE 3 trains with its Atlas ETCS solution in a contract worth more than 30 million euros.
The Paris-Lyon high-speed line is to get the Atlas ERTMS Level 2 solution to increase capacity on what is Europe's busiest route.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 37 / 38 for 09–20 September 2019.
Metronet has made public a tender for the construction of an assembly and maintenance depot for railcars in Bellevue, Western Australia.
Deutsche Bahn is investing in hybrid technology for its maintenance fleets and shunting locomotives to reduce its environmental impact.
Alstom will deliver 4 additional Coradia Lint trains for Denmark. The operator, Nordjyske Jernbaner, will receive the units by mid-2021.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 36 for 02–06 August 2019.
Alstom equipped the entirety of Wuppertal Suspension Railway (Wuppertaler Schwebebahn) with the Atlas ETCS train control system.
Alstom will exhibit a number of solutions at Expo Ferroviaria 2019. They include rolling stock, infrastructure, signalling and services.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 34/35: all the latest rail news, including rolling stock, franchise contracts and sensor technology.
Alstom has delivered the first five Coradia Polyvalent Léman Express trains to SNCF. They are due to enter service on 15 December 2019.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 33: all the latest rail news, including rolling stock and signalling contracts and station technology.
First-Trenitalia are awarded the West Coast Partnership. The operator will take over services on the West Coast Main Line in December 2019.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 32: all the latest rail news, including rolling stock and signalling contracts and station technology.
Alstom has been chosen by the Hello Paris joint venture to supply 13 trains from its Coradia family for the CDG Express, due to open in 2025.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 31: Alstom supply 10 additonal Coradia trains to various French regions, launch the Citadis and more.
Alstom will supply 10 additional Coradia Polyvalent Léman Express trains to the French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
Alstom have received an order from the French regions of Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée for 5 additional Coradia Polyvalent trains.
Alstom's Citadis X05 tram for Caen la Mer has been inaugurated and will start running on three new lines in the region.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 29: Stadler celebrate the roll-out of the new KISS train and supply 80 TRAMLINK trams to Milan.
China: Alstom has been contracted by Nanjing Metro to supply the train control and traction systems for the driverless Line 7.
The first of the 27 Class 175 DMUs manufactured by Alstom between 1999 and 2001 has been upgraded and has re-entered passenger service.
The high-speed line between León and Valladolid, Spain, now has fully operational ERTMS Level 2 signalling from an Alstom-led consortium.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 28: Alstom supplies final 'Jazz' train, traction systems for 222 metro cars and delivers training.
Following a MoU Alstom and Ajman University (UAE) signed in February, Alstom has trained 15 students and is now offering apprenticeships.
Alstom has won a contract to supply the traction systems for the metro vehicles for phases one and two of the new Line 5 in Xian, China.
Alstom and Trenitalia have celebrated the delivery of the final Jazz train that will improve regional and commuter services in Italy.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 27: Vivarail wins Environment Award, Switzerland invests 1 billion in its rail infrastructure and more.
An Arcadis-Mott MacDonald joint venture has been awarded a design contract for a section of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest line.
Hamburg has ordered an additional 32 DT5 metro trains from the Alstom-Bombardier consortium. They will enter service from January 2021.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 26: A look at UNIFE's most recent Vision Paper, Bombardier NINA trains undergo modernisation and more
Alstom will equip eleven Harsco Rail Europe maintenance vehicles for SBB (Swtizerland) with its ATLAS 200 Baseline 3 ETCS solution.
Alstom has won a contract with ODEG in Germany to supply 8 Coradia Lint diesel trains. They will enter service from December 2022.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 25: Bombardier announces new car assembly site in California, HS2 gives a talk at Rail Live and more.
The Alstom JV KEP has successfully tested the P80 point machine over a six-month period, during which it performed 1200 switches.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 24: the CEE & Poland Co-Building the Belt & Road conference, rolling stock contracts and more.
The operator SFBW in southwest Germany has ordered an additional 15 Coradia Lint 54 DMUs from Alstom, bringing the total to 33.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 23: Alstom, Bombardier/Hitachi and Siemens mobility release their proposed train designs for HS2.
Alstom has unveiled its design for the HS2 trains. HS2 is the new high-speed railway line for the UK. HS2 Ltd will award the contract in 2020.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 22: Alstom delivers the first MP16 metro train and begins production of locomotives in Kazakhstan.
The Alstom-Transmashholding joint venture EKZ has commenced production of the Prima M4 electric passenger locomotive, type KZ4AT.
Alstom has delivered the first MP16 rubber-tyred train for Line B of the Lyon metro. Dynamic testing on the network will begin in late May.
The Sydney Metro enters commercial service: on Sunday 26 May, the new Alstom Metropolis trainsets began operating on the 36km line.
Alstom has adjusted and improved the incremental train control system on a freight network in Colombia. It has also equipped a new section.
Fahma GmbH has ordered 27 hydrogen fuel cell trains from Alstom – the Coradia iLint, which will begin operating in Hesse in December 2022.
Alstom is presenting its to-scale model of its Breeze hydrogen train at Railtex. Mike Muldoon will also give a talk on the technology.
France's Région Sud has ordered five further Coradia Polyvalent Régiolis regional trains from Alstom, which it will receive in 2020–2021.
The Railway-News Industry Insider Week 18 with all the rail news from 29 Apr to 3 May, including the new 'explosion-proof' train for Tel Aviv.
Panama Metro Line 2 opening: Panama's capital now enjoys a 2nd metro line, with Alstom's CBTC system allowing trains every ninety seconds.
After the city of Ottawa's announcement in 2018 to buy trains from Stadler, the contract for the Trillium Line trains has now been signed.
Amtrak is increasing Acela Express services on the Northeast Corridor on Saturdays prior to introducing the new Avelia Liberty fleet in 2021.
NordWestBahn has won the tender to continue running the RSBN franchise in Bremen / Lower Saxony until 2036. It started services in 2010.
The Railway-News Industry Insider Week 15, with all the week's rail news, including problems with the ICE 4 and new trains for South Africa.
Alstom has unveiled its first finished Coradia Polyvalent commuter train for the Léman Express project, connecting France and Switzerland.
PRASA has unveiled the first X'Trapolis Mega trains to Cape Town. Manufactured by the Alstom JV Gibela, the total order is for 600 units.
Global railway news summary: our Industry Insider week 14, with rail news from Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and the UK.
Alstom's Le Creusot site in France, which specialises in train bogies, has unveiled the highest-capacity welding robot in the rail industry.
Alstom, contracted for both rubber and steel-wheeled metro trains for the Grand Paris Express, is to deliver an additional 23 trains.
In the Industry Insider Week 13: Deutsche Bahn considers sale options for DB Arriva and Stadler wins its biggest vehicle order to date.
Alstom has won contracts to supply its train control and Urbalis 400 signalling solution to both the Mumbai and Pune metros in India.
The French region of Occitanie has ordered 13 new four-car Alstom Coradia Polyvalent Régiolis trains, bringing the total up to 46.
The new Grand Paris metro lines, together the Grand Paris Express, have created an infrastructure project of unprecedented magnitude:
The Industry Insider week 12 featuring all the must-read rail news stories from 18–22 March, including the Eurotunnel shuttle refurbishment.
Bayerische Regiobahn GmbH, a Transdev subsidiary, has ordered 41 Coradia LINT trains from Alstom. Delivery should be completed by September 2022.
First announced at InnoTrans 2018, Alstom's StationOne online marketplace for suppliers and buyers in the mobility sector is now live.
All the important news from the railway sector for week 11 of 2019 in the Railway-News Industry Insider, from rolling stock orders to signalling and more.
Alstom has successfully put into operation its Smartlock 400 interlocking signalling system at Maghagha station in Egypt, its second project on the line.
Alstom and Barletta Engineering have won a Boston subway signalling contract to upgrade the equipment for the city's red and orange lines.
Alstom has won the contract to provide the third-rail electrification for the extension works of Phase 2 of the Namma Metro in Bangalore.
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