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Alstom selected for Grand Paris Express rolling stock contract THE tendering committee of Société du Grand Paris (SGP) and the SGP-Ile-de-France Mobility coordination committee have approved the selection of Alstom as preferred bidder for a contract to supply around 1000 driverless metro cars for the Grand Paris Express metro network.
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THE Berlin S-Bahn and German Rail (DB) launched the €30m S-Bahn Plus quality programme on July 18 to improve punctuality, quality and service in Berlin and Brandenburg state.The programme includes upgrades to stations, the replacement...
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HITACHI Rail Italy (HRI) signed an €87m contract on July 16 to supply 12 Leonardo trains for use on Line 2 of the Milan Metro, in addition to the 60 trains previously ordered by Milan Transport (ATM)...
irish-government-backs-rail-development-for-dublin
A new north-south metro line and an enhanced commuter network for Dublin are key elements of the Irish government’s €10bn capital investment plan for infrastructure up to 2027. Kevin Smith met Anne Graham, CEO of...
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GERMAN Rail (DB), Siemens and the city of Hamburg have signed an agreement to develop a fully automated S-Bahn line in Hamburg by 2021, in time for the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)...
madrid-metro-to-exceed-300km-with-line-11-extension
A 6.5km extension to Madrid Metro Line 11 from Plaza Elíptica north to Conde de Casal on Line 6, announced by the city's governing council on June 3, is set to expand the 292km network...
gare-du-nord-to-triple-in-size-by-2023
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has released details of its plans to more than triple the size of Gare du Nord, Paris’ busiest station, by 2023 in time for the Olympic Games which will be staged...
sacyr-and-ferrera-guedes-awarded-fortaleza-metro-contract
THE Brazilian state of Ceará has awarded Spanish company Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure and Brazilian construction company Ferrera Guedes a contract worth Reais 1.47bn ($US 382m) to build Phase 1 of the Eastern Line of...
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TEST operations have begun on the Hanoi metro Line 2A between Cat Linh and Ha Dong in the Vietnam capital, with the line connected to the national power grid at the beginning of July. Hanoi Metro...
alstom-awarded-sydney-metro-maintenance-contract
ALSTOM has been awarded a 15-year contract by Metro Trains Sydney (MTS) for the maintenance of rolling stock and signalling on the 36km Sydney Metro Northwest Line, which is currently under construction and due to...
alstom-and-ctci-awarded-taipei-metro-em-contract
TAIPEI City Government’s Systemwide E&M Project Office (Sempo) has awarded Alstom and Taiwanese engineering and contracting services company CTCI a contract to supply an integrated metro system for Taipei metro Line 7 phase one. The...

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