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On 17 June, the Polish vice-minister of transport Andrzej Massel met his Italian counterpart Rocco Girlanda on Alstom’s site in Savigliano, Italy. The event was part of the official presentation to the board of PKP and PKP Intercity of the first Pendolino train for Poland.
The President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, visited a Metropolis trainset which is intended to run on the Panama Metro Line 1.
Alstom and Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-TREC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly assess the light rail transit and tramway markets. This agreement will lead both companies to jointly contribute to the modernisation of existing tramway lines and the development of new lines in Japan.
On 18 June 2013, Alstom was selected by officials of the Greater Avignon Metropolitan Area to supply 24 Citadis Compact trams. The contract is worth about €45 million. Scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2016, Citadis Compact trams will travel on both lines of the future 14.5-kilometre network.
Alstom, its Russian partner Transmashholding (TMH) and the Russian Railways (RZD) have entered into an agreement for the development of the first Russian dual-voltage freight locomotive called “2ES20”.
On Tuesday, 28 May, Alstom gave a tour of the M2 metro system in Lausanne as part of the 60th UITP World Congress in Geneva. The visit to Lausanne was a highlight of Alstom’s participation in UITP 2013, along with the previous day’s launch of Urbalis Fluence (a CBTC solution centred on the train) and Axonis (a new light metro system).
The first day of the 60th session of the World Congress of UITP was synonymous with innovations. Indeed, Alstom unveiled yesterday in Geneva two new solutions, Axonis and Urbalis Fluence. Look back on a day full of events!
Alstom is launching today at UITP World Congress & Mobility and City Transport Exhibition two innovations: Axonis, a metro system and Urbalis Fluence, a signalling solution.
Two modules from Tours’ Citadis tramsets have arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, where they will go on show as part of the 60th world UITP (international public transport association) conference. This event, which will be all about the transformation of urban mobility, will officially open to the public on 26 May.
Alstom and its local joint venture, Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd. (SATEE), have been awarded a contract by Nanjing Metro Group to provide traction systems and associated services to the Nanjing Metro line 4 phase I project. The contract value is approximately €28 million. The Nanjing Metro Line 4 is expected to be put into commercial operation in October 2015.
Between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013, Alstom booked €23.8 billion of orders, up 10% compared to last year. As announced, the group achieved a strong level of orders in the fourth quarter at €6.6 billion, leading to a book-to-bill above 1 for the 10th consecutive quarter.
Alstom is awarded a contract worth around 60 million euros by the private operator AKN Eisenbahn AG for the supply of 14 Coradia Lint regional trains to run in the Northern Germany, connecting the cities of Hamburg, Elmshorn, Neumünster and Norderstedt in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.
Alstom was awarded a contract by UK Power Networks Services to supply its innovative Harmonic and Energy Saving Optimiser (HESOP) energy recovery system for the Victoria Line of the London Underground.
Alstom and Transmashholding (TMH), inaugurated a joint production site dedicated to asynchronous traction drives for electric locomotives in Novocherkassk, in southern Russia. This modern traction drive will equip the locomotives jointly developed and manufactured by Alstom and TMH for Russia and Kazakhstan. The inauguration ceremony was held in the presence of Russian Railw
The last two Casablanca Citadis tramsets left the Reichshoffen facility on Monday March 25th, 2013. The event marked the end of production for the 74 trains making up the Moroccan fleet, after mobilising 10 Alstom Transport facilities in France and abroad.
During the “Industry and Innovation train” event which criss-crosses France from 19 March to 18 April 2013, Alstom presents a smart glazing prototype for its trains. Spotlight on this innovating technology which places real-time passenger information at the heart of passenger journeys.
The ATC joint venture, consisting of Alstom, TSO and Costain, has been awarded its first contract to fit out and commission the Crossrail tunnels currently being bored under the streets of London.
Alstom and Adif - the Spanish railway infrastructure manager - signed an agreement to develop a new third rail signaling system. The project is part of a framework agreement signed by both actors on November 2012 to carry out R&D projects at Adif's Railway Technology Center in Málaga.
When Patrick Kron is appointed Chairman & CEO of Alstom, he takes the helm of a company in a critical situation, whose very survival is at stake. The drastic decisions which will be taken and the considerable efforts implemented in the following years will have a profound effect on Alstom.
The joint venture, KazElectroPrivod, equally owned by Alstom and its Kazakh partner Kamkor, has signed a contract worth €90 million with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), the Kazakhstan national railway company, for the supply of 10,000 point machines over a 10-year period starting in 2013.
The Alstom site of Le Creusot has surpassed a historic record delivering 2,201 bogies between 1 January and 31 December 2012. This level of production had never been attained before: during the last four years, the annual production of the site has increased by 83%.
Alstom and its Russian partner Transmashholding (TMH) are taking tests on their jointly developed 2ES5 freight locomotive prototype at the Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant. The testing will include inspection, start up and commissioning of all systems and components using both static and dynamic tests; the final tests will be executed on the Russian Railways testing ring.
Alstom finalised a contract to provide 34 light rail vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services to the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) consortium that was selected to design, build, finance, and maintain the first line of the Ottawa Light Rapid Transit (OLRT) system worth over €1.5 billion (2.1 billion Canadian dollars). Alstom’s portion of the contract is worth approximately
Alstom has received an order for five additional metro trainsets from the municipality of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The order, worth around €42 million, is an option of the contract signed in 2010, which included 23 Metropolis for the metro network of the Dutch capital. The additional metro trainsets will be delivered to Amsterdam during the second half of 2014.
As part of a consortium, Alstom was awarded a contract worth approximately 20 million euro by Sao Paulo Metro to provide auxiliary systems for the extension of Line 5 (Lilac). The expansion will start in 2013, with the first station, ‘Adolfo Pinheiro’, to be inaugurated by the end of the year, and is expected to end in 2015.
Alstom, as a member of the Saturno consortium , has been awarded by RFI – the Italian Infrastructure Company of FS Group - a contract to supply part of the signalling system and to design and install railway infrastructure on the Treviglio-Brescia section of the Milan-Verona high-speed/high–capacity line. The Alstom part of the contract is worth €20 million. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2016.
Today Williams Hybrid Power - a division of the Williams group of companies that includes the Williams F1 Team - and Alstom Transport have signed an agreement that will see Williams Hybrid Power’s energy storage technology applied to Alstom’s Citadis trams by 2014.
In 2012 Alstom Transport had a record year with the entry into service of 270 Citadis tramways built in France. These tramways were delivered to the agglomerations of Algiers, Brest, Casablanca, Dijon (Lines 1 and 2), Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier (Lines 3 and 4), Orleans (Line B), Rotterdam, Rouen, Tunis as well as the extensions to Lines T2 and T3 of the Ile de France tramway for th
On 12 January 2013, Alstom Transport presented the first of the 19 Citadis trams for the T7 line to Jean-Paul Huchon, Chairman of STIF, the body responsible for organising public transport in the Paris region, and Chairman of the Ile-de-France regional authority, in a ceremony at its La Rochelle site attended by Ségolène Royal, Chairwoman of the Poitou-Charentes regional authority
The influential British magazine Wallpaper* Magazine has included the train among the winners of the prestigious Design Award 2013, an award given annually to the most beautiful and innovative products on the market. In particular, the NTV train, operating in Italy since April 2012, has won the category "Life enhancer of the year", the section dedicated to projects that make life bet
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