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PRASA: Alstom railcars, Wabtec brakes
Wabtec Corp. has begun deliveries of brake system equipment to Alstom, which is building up to 3,600 commuter railcars for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
Trolleys without the trolley wire
Off-wire light rail? Time was, not so long ago, that when I heard that phrase I immediately envisioned a light rail car that had accidentally got its trolley pole or…
STM sets capex plan at C$2.1 billion
Société de transport de Montréal (STM) on Oct. 23, 2015 announced a three-year capital expenditures program valued at more than C$2.8 billion (US$2.1 billion). The plan outlines spending from 2016-2018…
Alstom lands Metrolinx traffic control center contract
Metrolinx, the government agency that oversees public transportation in Canada’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in Ontario Province, on Sept. 10, 2015 awarded Alstom Transport a contract worth $127 million…
Ottawa previews Alstom Citadis LRV
A mock-up of the forthcoming Alstom Citadis Spirit low-floor LRV for Ottawa's Confederation Line was unveiled Thursday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2015, by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Member of Parliament for…
Alstom Transportation names new President
Alstom on Sept. 3, 2014 said Jerome Wallut has been appointed President of Alstom Transportation Inc. and Senior Vice-President of Alstom's North American rail transportation business.
Analyst: GE/Alstom deal strengthens Alstom’s competitive position
According to analyst Eshna Basu of The Motley Fool, “the General Electric-Alstom deal could create the world’s largest rail equipment maker.” Basu’s analysis follows GE’s multi-billion-dollar purchase of Alstom’s power…
GE seeks to acquire Alstom energy business, would leave Transport sector alone
General Electric, having given up on its efforts to acquire Ansaldo STS from Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, is reportedly in negotiations with Alstom over a $13 billion takeover of the French…
TTC shuns subway line shutdown
The Toronto Transit Commission has dismissed a proposal to close a portion of its subway system for a two-month stretch next year to implement overdue repairs.
Ottawa eyes rail link to airport
Ottawa officials plan to meet with their counterparts of the Ottawa International Airport Authority to ponder an airport-rail link for the Canadian national capital.
Lilee Systems, Alstom debut PTC communications system
Lilee Systems and Alstom have introduced a new, jointly developed communications management technology that they say “will become the backbone of Alstom’s Positive Train Control (PTC) system.” The technology is…
Alstom inaugurates bogie plant in Quebec
Alstom Transport on Friday, July 5 inaugurated its new 55,000-square-foot bogie manufacturing plant located in an industrial complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. The plant was built to provide Alstom with a…
Transit vehicle design: Comfortable, profitable
Until recently, the goal of most public transit advocates, pushing suppliers and agencies alike, was to simply get vehicles, preferably (but not even always) with adequate seating capacity. Sure, some…
Alstom-led group selected for Ecuadorian streetcar
CITA Cuenca, a consortium led by Alstom Transport, has been awarded a contract from Cuenca, Ecuador, for a streetcar system. The contract includes 14 Alstom Citadis trams, along with electrification,…
Alstom's Citadis makes APTA splash
Alstom ceremonially debuted its Citadis Spirit light rail transit product Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to the North American market at the 2013 American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference in Philadelphia.
Alstom, Lilee tout PTC product line
Lilee Systems and Alstom Tuesday jointly announced the launch of what they called a "new, first-of-its-kind suite of interoperable Positive Train Control (PTC) products for rail lines."
Here come the streetcars
Make some room, LRT; here come the streetcars to help out.
Amtrak, California, and FRA team up for new HSR gear
A triad of U.S. HSR interests makes its move, upsetting some preconceived conventional wisdom involving the nation’s passenger rail outlook.
Alstom finalizes Ottawa LRT contract
Alstom Transport has finalized 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,…
New technology planned for Alstom Citadis LRVs
Alstom and Williams Hybrid Power Thursday announced they have signed an agreement to apply Williams Hybrid Power's energy storage technology to Alstom's Citadis light rail transit (LRT) vehicles by 2014.
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