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CHSRA: Track, Systems Contract Back Out to Bid

In lieu of extending a track and systems procurement again, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has abandoned two existing bids and will restructure and re-bid the project.

Hitachi Rail earlier this year selected a 41-acre site in Washington County, Md., to house a 307,000-square-foot factory, storage facilities and an 800-yard test track. (Rendering Courtesy of Hitachi Rail)

Watch: Hitachi Unveils North American Railcar Plant, Growth Plans

Hitachi Rail on Oct. 18 released the final designs for its $70 million railcar manufacturing plant and test track in Washington County, Md. First on the production line when complete in early 2024: an 8000-series rapid transit car fleet for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

The Hitachi Energy RESIBLOC® Rail offers an integrated cooling system and a voltage rating of up to 25 kV. (Image Courtesy of Hitachi Energy)
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Supply Side: Belden/Cylus, Cummins, Hitachi

Belden and Cylus are teaming on a rail cybersecurity platform for rolling stock and signaling systems. Also, Cummins’ Tier 4 QSK95 engine can now be used with renewable diesel; and Hitachi Energy is offering a new oil-free traction transformer with integrated cooling system.

Hitachi wants 100% of Ansaldo STS

Japan’s Hitachi Group has reached an agreement with Paul Singer-led hedge fund Elliott to purchase the investment group’s 31.8% stake in Italy’s Ansaldo STS for €807.8 million ($919.7 million), or $14.46 per share—another step in its desire to own 100% of the company founded by George Westinghouse as Union Switch & Signal in 1881.