EC probing Siemens-Alstom merger

The European Commission (EC) has launched an “in-depth” investigation into the merger of Siemens Mobility and Alstom amid concerns that the combination may adversely affect competition in the signaling and rolling stock markets.

Bridging the Big Data gap

Railways are harvesting increasing volumes of data on the performance of their assets. But converting raw data into meaningful insights remains a challenge for many industry organizations. At the May 29 Rise of IoT and Big Data in Rail conference in Munich, organized by Rotaia Media, suppliers, tech companies, train operators and infrastructure managers described how they are harnessing the power of data through advanced asset management systems.

RFP for VIA Rail flagship fleet replacement

Canada’s VIA Rail has followed up on news that Ottawa will help fund replacement of locomotives and rolling stock on its most heavily-traveled route.

Italo/NTV high speed rail

U.S. equity fund buys Italy HSR operator

Can’t find open access high-speed rail in the United States? One American investor looked to Europe to make a deal.

First Edmonton Valley Line LRV revealed

TransEd Partners, the consortium building the first phase of Edmonton’s light rail Valley Line, has released images of the first Bombardier Flexity Freedom LRV for the project.

Brookville delivers Milwaukee LRV

The first of five Liberty LRVs for Milwaukee’s The Hop Streetcar arrived in the city on March 26 after completing its road journey from Brookville Equipment Corp.’s plant in western Pennsylvania.

Siemens, Alstom agree to merger terms

The merger of Siemens’ mobility business and Alstom reached a milestone on March 23 with the signing of a Business Combination Agreement (BCA) setting out terms and conditions agreed to by the two companies.

WSP gets Buffalo light rail extension contract

A major engineering consultant will take part in the initial phases of expansion of a New York state light rail project.

Oklahoma City Streetcar

First LRV delivered for Oklahoma City Streetcar

The first LRV for the Oklahoma City Streetcar project arrived in the city on February 13 after completing its four-day, 1200-mile truck journey from Brookville, Pa.