Alstom

In January, Metra’s Board of Directors approved a $1.8 billion purchase of up to 500 Alstom multilevels to replace aging bi-level gallery cars.

Supply Side: Alstom, Grignard Pure, Nexxiot

Alstom will receive a $3.4 million federal grant to expand its Hornell, N.Y., manufacturing facility. In addition, Grignard Pure LLC’s antimicrobial air treatment solution has received EPA approval for use in intrastate transit and transportation applications, and Nexxiot has teamed with TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG) to provide freight car monitoring.

New HSR NEC Trainsets Delayed. Amtrak Explains Why

Revenue service of Amtrak’s new Alstom-built high-speed Northeast Corridor trainsets, originally slated for Fall 2021, has been delayed until early Spring 2022. Combined COVID-19-related supply chain problems and technical glitches currently being addressed have caused the delay. Amtrak responded immediately to Railway Age’s specific technical questions.

EagleRail Container Logistics says its new system will move containers along an overhead track, and over other infrastructure, to replace the drayage truck model and alleviate port congestion.

Supply Side: EagleRail, National Steel Car, Alstom, Retlif

EagleRail Container Logistics will launch later this year an automated, overhead container transfer system for ports and intermodal operations; National Steel Car has temporarily suspended manufacturing after employees tested positive for COVID-19; work is under way for Alstom’s railcar facility expansion in Hornell, N.Y.; and Retlif Testing Laboratories has completed a yearlong cybersecurity compliance project for increased protection of rail and transit product testing.

At George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Alstom will be responsible for train operations and dispatching as well as maintenance of the Innovia vehicle fleet, guideway, signaling system, and station and maintenance building facilities.

Alstom Lands Airport People Mover Contract

The Houston Airport System has awarded Alstom a 10-year, $105.1 million (€87 million) contract to operate and maintain the Skyway automated people-mover system at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Texas.

New Jersey Transit’s first of 25 dual-power locomotives from Alstom will begin dynamic qualification and acceptance testing for about six weeks before entering revenue service.

NJT Accepts First ALP-45DPA

New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) initial second-generation ALP-45DPA dual-power (electric-diesel) locomotive from Alstom has arrived, and the agency is slated to take delivery of another 24 on order by early next year.