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It took more than 35 years, but TriMet’s MAX Train 120 has traveled the equivalent of the world’s entire rail network—twice.

Watch: TriMet MAX Train Marks 2MM Miles

Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon’s (TriMet) MAX Train 120 surpassed 2 million miles of service this month—the equivalent of traveling the world’s entire rail network, twice—the agency reported.

The last of 36 new Alstom bilevels has arrived at Go Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance facility in Etobicoke, Ontario. Pictured (left to right): Equipment Engineering Officer Tarique Alam; Faye Chen Naden, Metrolinx Director of Rail Fleet and Facilities Maintenance; and Steve Cavanaugh, Metrolinx Director of Fleet Engineering and Asset Management. (Metrolinx)

Transit Briefs: Metrolinx, Caltrain, WMATA

Metrolinx has taken delivery of the last of 36 GO Transit bilevel commuter cars, which were ordered in September 2019. In addition, Caltrain service will surpass pre-pandemic levels starting Aug. 30, and Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) is adding more trains and buses and extending operating hours beginning Sept. 5.

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.

Thales offers rail signalling solutions for urban rail and main lines.

Report: Thales’ Signalling Business Up for Sale?

Thales is seeking to divest its rail signalling business “in a potential deal worth 1.5 billion euros or more (US$1.8 billion),” according to a Reuters report based on unidentified “people close to the matter.”