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HFC Developments Accelerating

This is the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains Association’s (HFCTA) second article in a series of four addressing HFC-powered trainsets, locomotives and streetcars that are commercially available, in development, or planned around the

The Federal Railroad Administration has cleared Amtrak’s new Avelia Liberty trainsets to begin testing on the Northeast Corridor, according to The New York Times. (Amtrak Image)

Transit Briefs: Amtrak, Caltrain, Maryland DOT, Metra, Montreal ARTM, New York State

Amtrak’s “Avelia Liberty” trainsets are cleared for testing on the Northeast Corridor. Also, Caltrain celebrates 160 years of rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, Calif.; Maryland Gov. Wes Moore restores $150 million in transportation funding; Chicago’s Metra is launching a pilot program for reduced fares systemwide; the Montreal region’s transit authority (ARTM) is considering new transit options that would link downtown Montreal with the city’s western boroughs; and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul provides highlights of the proposed FY2025 budget, which includes funding for the planned Interborough Express and the Second Avenue Subway’s westward expansion.

Metrolinx’s East Harbour Transit Hub in Toronto will be located on the Lakeshore East and Stouffville GO Transit rail lines. The station will provide connections to the Ontario Line subway and future Toronto Transit Commission services. (Rendering Courtesy of Metrolinx)

Transit Briefs: Metrolinx, BART

Hatch is tapped to design the East Harbour Transit Hub for Metrolinx. Also, Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Fleet of the Future trains are projected to come in hundreds of millions of dollars under budget.

Tim Newhard, Vice President of Training and Media Services, RailPros (left); and Aymeric Sarrazin, President of Digital & Integrated Systems, Alstom (right).
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People News: RailPros, Alstom

RailPros hires Tim Newhard as Vice President of Training and Media Services. Also, Alstom appoints Aymeric Sarrazin as President of Digital & Integrated Systems.

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, enables faster delivery and reduced costs. Since 2016, Alstom’s 3D-printed parts offering has been growing, with now almost 40,000 parts printed per year. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Alstom)
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Harnessing 3D Printing Tech to Deliver Fast, Sustainable Rail Parts

Chances are that if you’ve traveled on an Alstom train, that train has one or more of its parts created by 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. In fact, we’ve just reached the milestone of having produced 150,000 3D-printed parts. Aurelien Fussel, Head of Additive Manufacturing Program, answers questions on Alstom’s exponential embrace of additive manufacturing solutions.