Alstom has announced that it is creating a new innovation center in Canada’s Greater Montreal area tasked with developing green methods of rail transport propulsion. The center will be located at Alstom’s
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 city of Edmonton (Alberta) has selected Hyundai Rotem Co. to supply 40 light rail vehicles for the 8.7-mile (14-kilometer) Valley Line West LRT project.
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.
The first Alstom Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle has arrived for the C$2.5 billion (US$1.95 billion) Finch West LRT project in northwest Toronto. The 11-kilometer (6.8-mile) line is slated to open in 2023.
Michael Keroullé has joined Alstom as President of the Americas Region, becoming a member of the company’s Executive Committee and Leadership Team.
Alstom was competing against a CAF-led consortium for the contract.
Wendy McMillan will join Wabtec as Regional Vice President for Australia/New Zealand on June 15.
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 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.”