Alstom today confirms plans to bring its world leading hydrogen technology to trains in the UK. This is the first substantive industry response to the Government's challenge to remove diesel rolling stock by 2040.
Alstom has been chosen to provide maintenance support for the Class 92 locomotives that pull the carriages of the Class 92 Caledonian Sleeper service.
Siemens and Alstom have set the next key milestone for a champion in mobility. They have entered today into a Business Combination Agreement (BCA) regarding the proposed combination of Siemens’ mobility business, including its rail traction drive business, with Alstom.
Alstom has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of 21net, from the Innovacom fund and other investors. 21net is a provider of on-board Internet and passenger infotainment for the railway industry.
Over the third quarter 2017/18 (from 1 October to 31 December 2017), Alstom booked €1.7 billion of orders, compared to €1.0 billion over the same period last year. The Group’s sales increased to €1.8 billion, up 6% (8% organically) compared to €1.7 billion over the third quarter 2016/17.
Alstom announces that the three year period of self-reporting obligations that the Group agreed to as part of the Plea Agreement of 22 December 2014 has come to a successful completion.
Representing Alstom and the Hydrogen Council, Henri Poupart-Lafarge has appeared as part of a panel at One Planet Summit, an event co-organised by the French Presidency, the United Nations and the World Bank.
Alstom has successfully delivered the first longest Citadis trams ever to Dublin from its factory in La Rochelle, France.
Between 1 April 2017 and 30 September 2017, Alstom booked €3.2 billion of orders. Sales, at €3.8 billion were up 5% organically. The adjusted EBIT increased to €231 million, 16% above last year, leading to an adjusted EBIT margin of 6.2%.
The train of the future will be driven with hydrogen, will run completely emission-free and will start its first passenger service in Lower Saxony.
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