Alstom, Merrill celebrate assembly of first Avelia bodyshell

The first replacement trainset for Amtrak’s high-speed service is just a shell of itself – and that’s good news.

A look inside Alstom’s Avelia Liberty

Amtrak has unveiled artist’s impressions of interiors for its forthcoming Alstom-built Avelia Liberty high-speed trainsets, which will replace the current Acela Express fleet on the Boston-New York-Washington D.C. Northeast Corridor (NEC) from 2021 onwards.

Siemens Kaeser

Siemens splits Mobility division into separate company

Siemen’s’ Mobility division will be transferred into a legally separate company owned by Siemens in anticipation of its merger with Alstom, as part of a Siemens’ company-wide restructuring announced on August 1.

Alstom shareholders approve Siemens merger

Shareholders have approved a proposal to merge two of the largest suppliers in the global rail industry.

Siemens-Alstom merger could be delayed

Among the Europe-based rail industry suppliers, the big are going to get bigger, it’s just going to take a little longer than expected.

Alstom Coradia iLint wins GreenTec Mobility Award

Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered regional passenger train, has won the 2018 GreenTec Award in the Mobility category by Germany-based Schaeffler Group Industrial, a manufacturer of machinery, power transmission and railway, heavy industry and consumer products with facilities around the world.

Rob Troup MARTA

Rob Troup at LRT 2018: “Create an environment of innovation”

Editor’s Note: The following is MARTA Deputy General Manager A.R. “Rob” Troup’s April 26, 2018 complete luncheon address at the annual Railway Age/Railway Track & Structures Light Rail Conference in Baltimore. The text is interspersed with photos from the Transit Tour provided by Maryland MTA of its LRT system and shops.

Paolo Covoni Progress Rail

Covoni to lead Progress Rail signal unit ECM

Progress Rail has appointed Paolo Covoni as managing director of ECM S.p.A., its recently-acquired international signaling company, effective immediately.

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.

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TTC Line 1 extension opens

On Dec. 15, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Ontario Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, Toronto Transit Commission CEO Andy Byford and other officials to open the TTC’s 8.6 km (5.3-mile) Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) of the Line 1 Yonge-University subway to the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. The extension opened to the public on Dec. 17.