Amtrak unveiled refreshed railcar interiors and other onboard improvements for riders this week at Chicago Union Station, as part of a three-year, $28 million initiative to modernize more than 450 long-distance service cars.
Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will increase the maximum speed of Amtrak Midwest service to 110 mph on more of the Detroit/Pontiac-Chicago corridor starting May 25, and add another Wolverine roundtrip on July 19.
The first of Sound Transit’s 152 new Series 2 light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility have been launched into revenue service.
PS Technology (PST) has designed and supplied 3D simulation training to Savage for its rail yard and industrial switching operations; Savage has established a team to work on renewable energy assets and services projects; and Siemens Mobility has acquired Software as a Service (SaaS) provider Padam Mobility.
Siemens Mobility has been selected as the preferred bidder to replace a large portion of Amtrak’s aging single-level railcar fleet.
Siemens Mobility has released its first consolidated online catalog of railcar and locomotive components for rolling stock manufacturers, OEMs and operators, as well as the first of a four-part “docuseries” showcasing the “importance of American rail investment.”
Siemens Mobility has selected Wabtec Corp. to provide components for the 94 new nine-car Inspiro trains it is supplying as part of the London Underground’s Piccadilly Upgrade Program.
Siemens Mobility and Infineon Technologies AG have jointly developed new auxiliary converters to improve the efficiency of onboard power systems using power semiconductors based on silicon carbide (SiC).
Alstom has completed its $6.68 billion (€5.5 billion) acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, cementing its position as the second largest rail manufacturer in the world after CRRC.
Four Siemens Mobility “Venture” cars for Amtrak Midwest service are being tested this week. A train with the new single-level passenger cars left Pontiac, Mich., around 7 a.m. on Jan. 26 bound for Chicago, on Michigan’s state-supported Amtrak Wolverine route.