Siemens

As part of its Climate Action Plan, San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission has moved to the sole use of renewable diesel (R100) for its ACE locomotive fleet.

Transit Briefs: ACE, NJT, STM

San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission has made the switch to 100% renewable diesel for locomotives operating in ACE (Altamont Corridor Express) commuter rail service in California. Also, New Jersey Transit (NJT) and Berkeley College have signed a three-year marketing agreement; and Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has released its 2023 budget and 2023-32 Capital Expenditures Program.

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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.

Harsco Rail COO Claus Heuschmid (left) says the company's "continued relarionship with the Saudi Arabia and Middle Eastern markets is a significant milestone for [Harsco]." (Historic photo to the right courtesy of SAR)
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Supply Side: Harsco Rail, Transdev, Alstom, Siemens

Harsco Rail signs contract with Saudi Railway Company. Also, Transdev pledges to hire refugees through partnership with Tent; Alstom celebrates 70 years in Mexico; and Siemens launches new digital service portfolio for fire safety.

Icomera will install, maintain and monitor onboard mobile Internet service on 88 new Siemens “Venture” single-level passenger cars used in Amtrak Midwest service. (Photograph Courtesy of Icomera)
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Supply Side: Icomera, Trainyard Tech, Wabtec

Amtrak has selected Icomera to install, maintain and monitor onboard mobile Internet service for 88 new Siemens “Venture” single-level passenger cars. Also, Trainyard Tech, a rail yard process-control systems supplier, will use Asite as its construction management platform; and Wabtec Corporation is expanding its scholarship program in India.

This artist rendering shows the concept for the OC Streetcar LRVs that will run through Santa Ana and Garden Grove, Calif. (Photo Courtesy OCTA)

OC Streetcar Reaches Construction Milestone

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is one step closer to taking delivery of the Siemens light rail vehicles that will run through Santa Ana and Garden Grove, Calif., when the 4.15-mile OC Streetcar system debuts in 2024.

In September 2021, VIA Rail Canada took delivery of the first of 32 new Siemens trainsets, and on Nov. 30, revealed it to the public; testing started in December. (Photograph Courtesy of VIA Rail Canada)

Canada Commits to Passenger Rail Revival With HFR Certainty

Canada’s public passenger railway VIA Rail has been pulled back from pandemic-induced oblivion by a federal government now framing the scheme for a dedicated, electrified right-of-way linking Quebec City and Toronto as a certainty for the first time since the project was first revealed in 2015.