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Alstom’s Taubaté site, in Brazil, receives new project and resumes industrial activities



Alstom announces the opening of a new production line at TaubatГ© site, focused on the manufacture of stainless steel carshells for the Santiago Metro, in Chile. The adaptation is part of the resumption of industrial activities in this unit, and also covers the hiring of new employees. The factory restarts industrial operations after the end of production of 32 Citadis tramways for Rio de Janeiro. The new project, named NS16, will deliver 35 new trains to the Santiago Metro. The carshells, after being manufactured in Brazil, are shipped to Alstom’s unit in Chile, which concludes the assembly for final delivery to the customer. The project started at the Alstom’s Lapa site, also in Brazil, and will be completed in the city of TaubatГ©, where the remaining 166 carshells will be produced. To meet this demand, by 2020 the factory will have approximately 120 employees in the administrative and operational areas....
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Alstom delivers its two first metro trains for Santo Domingo Line 2B



Alstom delivered the two first out of 6 Metropolis trains for Line 2B of Santo Domingo’s Metro. The train sets are composed of three cars each with wide doors, wide corridors and a low floor for an optimal flow of passengers. In 2015, OPRET (Office for the Reorganization of Transportation), awarded Alstom to supply 6 additional Metropolis trains to line 2B, an extension of 4.6 kilometers and four additional passenger stations from Eduardo Brito up to Carretera Mella. “Alstom is very proud to continue being a strategic partner to OPRET and the city of Santo Domingo and also to be delivering a project that will improve the quality of life for its residents and will allow the city to take a step further in becoming a more sustainable city’’, declared Ludovic D-Hauthuille, North LAM Managing Director at Alstom. These Metropolis trains are part of Alstom´s Metropolis range, which transport approximately...
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NCTD Board Approves Purchase of New Locomotives to Serve San Diego County



The North County Transit District (NCTD) Board of Directors approved the purchase of five new Siemens locomotives at the June Board meeting. The five locomotives being replaced were originally built between 1975-1992 and were purchased as used by NCTD. These five locomotives have reached the end of their useful life. “These new locomotives will help support our mission to provide reliable public transportation to passengers throughout San Diego County,” said Bill Horn, NCTD Board Member and County Supervisor for the 5th District. “In addition to increased reliability, they will also incorporate new technologies that release lower emissions and will improve air quality in the region.” The new locomotives will allow NCTD to improve operational efficiency while contributing to local and state sustainability and air quality goals, with an estimated 90% reduction in emissions (compared to the existing engines) and 16% reduction in fuel consumption. “Businesses and commuters throughout San Diego...
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Alstom receives recognition awards from the sector for the manufacture of Trains and Signalling Systems



Alstom was recognized as “Best Manufacturer of Passenger Rolling Stock” and “Best Manufacturer of Systems and Products – Signalling, Control and Telecommunications,” according to the Revista FerroviГЎria 2018 Award. These represent the company’s 14th and 15th achievements at the awards. The choice was made by members of passenger operators and customers from all over Brazil, with results announced at an event on June 14th in SГЈo Paulo (SP). In the portfolio responsible for the company’s recognition is the manufacture of modalities and the implementation of Signalling Systems for the main urban mobility projects of the country, such as Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM), SГЈo Paulo Metro, Supervia, Metro Rio and VLT Carioca. “Alstom is proud to receive this recognition, which attests the quality of our expertise and the trust of our customers”, says Pierre-Emmanuel Bercaire, Managing Director Alstom Brazil. According to Luciano Barbieri, Managing Director Signalling Alstom Latin America,...
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Alstom’s Metropolis five-car trains start commercial operations in Panama’s Metro


The firsts modified Alstom Metropolis trains, from three to five cars, has started commercial operations on Panama’s Metro Line 1, as part of the contract[1] signed by Alstom in 2015, to supply 70 additional cars to the fleet of the city’s Metro. The extension of Line 1 is achieved through a process known as retrofit, which began in November of 2015 and will end in 2019. In this process Alstom, in addition to supplying 6 new five-car trains, will extend the fleet by transforming three-car trains into five-car trains, resulting in a fleet of 26 trains of 5 cars. Thanks to this fleet extension, Panama’s Metro Line 1 will improve the mobility of more than 293 thousand passengers that use this line on a daily basis, increasing its capacity by up to one thousand passengers per train. Besides this retrofit, Panama’s Metro also renewed its preventive maintenance contract with Alstom for...
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Alstom will present innovative technological solutions for sustainable urban mobility in Metro Latin America 2018



Alstom will participate in Metro Latin America 2018, from June 6 to 8, 2018, with the aim of contributing to the discussions on the strategies and technologies that will make possible the implementation of sustainable mobility projects proposed in Latin America. The meeting will take place at the Dann Carlton Hotel in Medellin, Colombia and will gather more than 150 project managers from all countries in the region, as well as governors, investors, consultants and technology solutions suppliers. Under the title “Orchestration of a multimodal public transportation network”, Edouard Vagogne, Signalling General Director for Alstom’s North LAM region, will present the innovative MASTRIA system, a multimodal management solution that allows efficient management of public transport, including metro, tramway, BRT and bus lines, and which is a great tool designed to improve the connectivity of the public transportation system. One of the main advantages is that, thanks to predictive data analysis...
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Alstom to provide Signalling System for the new San Martín Viaduct, in Buenos Aires, Argentina



Alstom has signed a contract worth around 5 million euros to provide the signalling system for the new viaduct of the San MartГ­n Line, as subcontracted by UniГіn Transitoria GREEN SA-ROTTIO SA-VFE-UNIГ“N TRANSITORIA, within the framework of the project Viaducto Ferrocarril San MartГ­n Palermo-Paternal stretch of Autopistas Urbanas SA. The San MartГ­n line is one of the 7 suburban train lines of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires. Currently, it provides passenger services between the Retiro and Dr. Cabred stations (76 km), transporting 170,000 passengers per day. It composes a total of 22 stations, starting from the City of Buenos Aires crossing Tres de Febrero, MorГіn, Hurlingham, San Miguel, JosГ© C. Paz, Pilar and LujГЎn areas. The San MartГ­n Viaduct will run through 5 kilometers of the current route of the San MartГ­n Railroad, connecting Retiro and Paternal in an elevated railway. Thus, 11 barriers will be eliminated and 9...
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Alstom-led consortium to provide complete driverless light metro system for Montreal



Groupe des Partenaires pour la MobilitГ© des MontrГ©alais (PMM), the Alstom-led consortium with SNC-Lavalin, has signed a contract with CDPQ Infra to deliver a complete automatic and driverless light metro system, including rolling stock and signalling, as well as operation and maintenance services, for the RГ©seau express mГ©tropolitain (REM) project in Montreal, Canada. The total contract is worth approximately €1.8 billion (CA$2.8 billion): Alstom’s share is estimated at €1.4 billion (CA$2.2 billion) and SNC-Lavalin’s share is estimated at €400 million (CA$600 million). Upon completion, REM will be one of the world’s largest automated transport networks – 67 km long with 26 stations – connecting downtown Montreal to the South Shore, the North Shore, the West Island and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Under the terms of the contract, Groupe PMM will supply 212 Alstom Metropolis metro cars (106 two-car trainsets), Alstom’s Urbalis 400 driverless and automated communications-based train control (CBTC)...
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Alstom to provide signalling work for 5 suburban line stations in Buenos Aires, Argentina



Alstom has signed a contract[1] worth more than €16 million to modify the current signalling system at the stations of Ciudad Universitaria, Aristóbulo del Valle, Munro, Boulogne Sur Mer and Grand Bourg on the Belgrano Norte suburban line in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The work forms part of the renovation of 22 stations on the line, a project with a total investment of approximately €87 million by Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura (Argentine Railways Infrastructure), under the National Transportation Ministry. The Belgrano Norte line is one of the 7 suburban train lines of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires. Currently, it provides passenger service between the Retiro and Villa Rosa stations (54 km), with 22 stations crossing the City of Buenos Aires and Vicente López, San Isidro, General San Martín, Tigre, Malvinas Argentinas and Pilar. The service is provided by suburban cars towed by diesel-electric locomotives and has been operated by Ferrovías since...
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Alstom ships the first train for Metro of Panama Line 2



Alstom has shipped today the first Metropolis trainset for Panama metro line 2 from its factory in Barcelona (Spain). All 20 metros ordered for Panama Line 2 will be manufactured at Alstom’s plant in Barcelona, where the metro trainsets for line 1 were produced. Currently Alstom is also manufacturing and delivering 70 additional cars for Panama metro line 1 to expand the current fleet to 26 trains of 5 cars each. The new line 2 of Panama metro is expected to enter in commercial operation in 2019. It will be 21-km long and include 16 stations. Elevated, the line will run from San Miguelito to Nuevo Tocumen and will be able to carry up to 40,000 passengers per hour and per direction. Line 2 will interconnect with line 1 which was also equipped by Alstom[1] and inaugurated in April 2014. With the new line, Panama metro network will total 37...
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Alstom will adapt the signalling system of the future extension of Line 9 of Sao Paulo metro





Alstom will ensure the modification of the signalling and control system in Line 9 – Emerald, of CPTM – Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos in Sao Paulo. As part of this contract, worth about €11 million, Alstom will adjust the SCT – Grajaú Domain Traffic Control System, and SCC – Brás Centralized Control System, allowing for the extension of the Line to Varginha. The project includes system engineering, equipment supply, software change, commissioning and technical assistance, all to modernize and bring more safety and operational control to this CPTM line. The systems should be updated in up to 12 months, integrating Line 9 Emerald to the two future stations of Vila Natal Mendes and Varginha, south zone of São Paulo. Developed by Alstom in Brazil, the system that will be implemented in this adaptation is also used in lines 7 (Ruby), 10 (Turquoise), 11 (Coral) and 12 (Sapphire) of CPTM....
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Alstom’s signalling system equips Toronto subway extension





Alstom’s Urbalis 400 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution is the train control and signalling system behind Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE), an 8.6 km extension of Line 1 Yonge-University, which opened yesterday with six brand new subway stations. The extension’s opening was preceded by a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday with Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Chairman Josh Colle and TTC CEO Andy Byford, and in the presence of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, and Toronto Mayor John Tory. The commissioning of Urbalis 400 on TYSSE is one phase of the Line 1 Yonge-University signalling project that was conferred to Alstom by TTC in 2009 with a scope increase in 2015, and marks the first time that such an innovative radio-based CBTC system enters into commercial service on a metro line in Canada. The complete project scope includes the replacement of the relay-based...
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ACTN consortium will complete the civil works for Cuenca Tram Project





The ACTN Consortium was selected to complete the civil works of the Cuenca Tram. It is composed of Alstom, CIM (Compagnie Internationale de Maintenance) and NGE Group (TSO and NGE contracting). The Consortium will perform the construction of the workshop yard, the preparation of the road platform and the implementation of the technological systems (SIR) for the transportation of the low-voltage system. “With over 35 years contributing to Ecuador´s infrastructure, Alstom continues to seek ways to provide modern and sustainable solutions to respond to the country’s transport needs. Alstom, with its partners, is dedicated to the successful completion of the Cuenca Tramway line. Looking further ahead, Alstom expects to expand its operations to provide the same high quality and efficient solutions to the rest of the country, in order to benefit the Ecuadorian population” said Ludovic D’Hauthuille, Managing Director for North LAM at Alstom. “At CIM, we and our teams...
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Phnom Penh Plans New Automatic Guideway Transit System





















Public Works and Transport Minister Sun Chanthol led a Cambodian delegation from the Ministry on 15 November 2017 to visit the Yokohama Seaside Line Company, which operates the 10.6 km long, 14 station Kanazawa Automatic Guideway Transit (AGT) system in Japan. AGT is a fully automated, driverless, grade-separated transit system in which vehicles automatically move along a guideway, usually on rubber tires. Yokohama Seaside Line Company shared AGT Operations and Control experiences with the Cambodian delegates. More than 50,000 passengers use the AGT every day in Yokohama and there are currently nine AGTs in operation around Japan. According to Mr. Chantol the AGT, proposed for Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh, will “run quietly on rubber tires, reducing noise and vibration, with maximum speeds of 60 km/h”. Mr Chanthol added that having an AGT system will be instrumental in alleviating traffic problems in Cambodia’s capital. “The number of residents in Phnom...
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Ontario Approves Establishment of High Speed Rail Planning Advisory Board











A High Speed Rail (HSR) corridor between Toronto and Windsor has moved one step closer to becoming reality, after the government of Ontario (Canada) approved plans to establish an HSR Planning Advisory Board. Ontario Moving Ahead on High Speed Rail with Planning Advisory Board Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement on 23 October 2017 in a speech to the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. In addition to providing strategic advice on major business issues associated with the project, the HSR Planning Advisory Board will engage with the private sector, stakeholders and indigenous communities. High speed trains between Toronto and Windsor would travel at up to 250 km/h on a combination of existing track and new dedicated rail corridors. This could cut travel times between these major centres from over four hours to just over two. In his May 2017 report Special Advisor David Collenette recommended a phased approach to...
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Reveal of the livery of Alstom’s Avelia Liberty high speed trainsets for Northeast Corridor





The livery of Alstom’s next generation high speed trainset, Avelia Liberty, which will run on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) has recently been revealed. The design of the new livery is articulated around the overall shape of the train, in the characteristic Amtrak blue, red and white colours, with an additional touch of grey on the front. With its eagle-eye well-positioned under the drivers’ cabin, and continuous white streak that runs along the window area of the cars, Alstom’s Avelia Liberty livery provides characteristic and easily recognizable identity for the new trainsets. The 28 new high speed trainsets will replace the existing Acela trainsets, thus increasing passenger capacity, providing more frequent service, minimizing journey times, and improving operating costs and energy efficiency. The new trainsets will be manufactured at Alstom’s 160 year-old historic site in Hornell, NY. They will be maintained in the depots of Amtrak in Boston, New York and...
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Alstom ships the first additional train for Line 1 of the Metro of Lima, Peru





Alstom is shipping the first metro for the additional order for Line 1 of Lima metro. In 2016, Alstom has signed a contract with Graña y Montero Ferrovías for the supply of 20 additional trains and 39 cars in order to increase Line 1‘s fleet. The train left the factory of Santa Perpetua, Barcelona to go to the port of Santander where it will set sail to Peru. The Lima metro line 1 is 34 km-long and includes 26 stations. It crosses the city from South ‘Villa El Salvador’ to North ‘San Juan de Lurigango’. The ridership, which has been growing ever since the line opened in 2011, is of about 320,000 per day. Thanks to the new metro cars, the headway will be reduced to 3 minutes thus increasing the capacity to 48 000 passengers per hour. The Metropolis for Lima features large doors, low floor, extra wide seats...
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Metro de Panamá Announces Pre-Qualification Results for Line 3















On 26 September 2017 Metro de Panamá announced that seven entities of the nine that participated in the MPSA 01-2016 pre-qualification process meet the requirements to participate in the international public tender for the construction of Metro Line 3, “Design engineering project, civil works, auxiliary installations of line and stations, supply and installation of the railway system which includes rolling stock (monorail) and commissioning of the system for Line 3″. The prequalified entities are: 1-China Railway Group Limited 2-HP Joint Venture Consortium: Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. – POSCO 3- ACPC Line 3 Consortium: Acciona Construcción SA and Power Construction Corporation of China Limited 4-Oriental Metro Línea 3 Consortium: China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. and Beijing Urban Construction Group Co. 5-Línea 3 Consortium: FCC-CICSA-SKEGFCC Construcción, SA; CARSO Infraestructura y Construcción, A. de C.V.; SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. 6-Astaldi SpA 7-Línea 3 Monorail Panamá Consortium: Obrascon Huarte Lain...
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Alstom’s team in Brazil transfers technology to South Africans in the largest project in the company’s history





Alstom Brazil is making the technology transfer for the manufacture of X’Ttrapolis Mega trains to South Africans, following the contract activities already in execution with PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) for the modernization of the rail industry in South Africa. This step is being conducted by Alstom’s team at Lapa unit, in São Paulo, the first passenger train factory in Brazil and Alstom’s worldwide excellence center for the manufacture of stainless steel trains, responsible for the manufacture and delivery of the first 20 trains of this project. The technology transfer comprises training and development of South African engineers, designers, technicians, train drivers and technologists in the areas of Engineering, Quality, Logistics, Occupational Health and Safety, Project Management, Manufacture and Test and Commissioning. It is expected that, by end 2017, over 100 South African employees will be ready to operate at the Alstom plant that is being built in...
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Alstom to renew the signalling system of four stations on Sarmiento line in Buenos Aires, Argentina





Alstom has signed a contract worth over 10 million euros for the renewal of the signalling system of four stations on Sarmiento line (Marcos Paz, General Las Heras, Empalme Lobos and Lobos) of the Merlo-Lobos interurban branch. Following an international public tender, Alstom, as a subcontractor of Constructora POSE, provider of Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura, will be responsible for supplying the necessary technological solutions to install signalling rooms with electromechanical interlocking. This includes system design, equipment provision, supervision and system commissioning. The project is expected to be delivered in 30 months. The Sarmiento line is one of the 7 suburban train lines of the Metropolitan Railways of Buenos Aires. Alstom will manufacture the safety equipments (vital relays, track circuits, point machines and level crossing). Alstom offers a unique package of 100% interoperable equipment, with more than 10 years of commercial operation. Its track/train and train/track interoperability is present in projects in...
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