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In the hydrogen railway industry, Siemens Mobility and Tyczka Hydrogen collaborate to offer fuel cell train end-to-end solutions

25 June 2024 (Germany) Siemens  Mobility  and  Tyczka  Hydrogen  signed  a  Letter  of  Intent  (LoI)  in  April  2024  to  collaborate  and  hasten  the  transition  to  hydrogen-powered  rail  transportation. The  two  businesses  have  decided  to  collaborate  in  order  to  find  solutions  for  the  entire  supply  chain,  which  includes  fuel  cell  train  delivery  and  maintenance  as  well  as  hydrogen  production,  storage,  distribution,  and  refueling. Furthermore,  hydrogen  trains  can  be  rented  via  Siemens  Mobility's  subsidiary  Smart  Train  Leasing. From  the  standpoint  of  the  train  operator,  an  integrated  strategy  for  fossil  fuel-free  transportation  requires  not  only  hydrogen-powered  trains  and  related  maintenance  services,  but  also  must  encompass  the  whole  green  hydrogen  fuel  supply  chain. Source https://press.siemens.com/global/en/pressrelease/siemens-mobility-and-tyczka-hydrogen-cooperate-hydrogen-railway-sector-provide-end-end

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Alstom completes the largest fleet upgrade in the UK when the last fully restored Pendolino goes back into service

25 June 2024 (UK) Alstom  has  successfully  finished  the  largest  fleet  update  in  the  United  Kingdom,  which  involved  spending  £117  million  to  renovate  Avanti  West  Coast's  Class  390  Pendolino  trains. The  project,  which  saw  the  delivery  of  574  restored  carriages  at  a  rate  of  one  finished  train  every  two  weeks,  came  to  an  end  on  Monday,  June  24,  with  the  departure  of  the  last  Pendolino  from  the  Alstom  Transport  Technology  Centre  at  Widnes. For  nearly  20  years,  lines  connecting  London,  Birmingham,  Manchester,  Liverpool,  Glasgow,  and  Edinburgh  have  been  operated  by  Alstom-built  Pendolinos.  Following  an  update,  the  entire  fleet  is  now  in  "as  new"  condition. Source https://www.alstom.com/press-releases-news/2024/6/alstom-completes-uks-biggest-fleet-upgrade-final-refurbished-pendolino-returns-service

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Sydney Metro will now begin the ‘Trial Running’ phase

24 June 2024 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) The  new  tunnels,  trains,  and  stations  have  all  undergone  extensive  testing  and  commissioning  over  the  course  of  more  than  a  year.  Metro  Trains  Sydney  (MTS)  will  now  start  the  "Trial  Running"  phase,  which  is  an  essential  stage  in  obtaining  certification  prior  to  the  start  of  passenger  services. Final testing  is  underway  in  anticipation  of  city-shaping  metro  services  that  will  begin  in  August  and  run  from  Chatswood,  below  the  Sydney  CBD,  to  Sydenham. Throughout  the  Trial  Running  phase,  MTS  will  conduct  a  variety  of  field-based  scenarios  across  the  line  and  stations  in  order  to  get  ready  for  operations.  These  scenarios  are  intended  to  replicate  actual  timetable  services  and  operational  circumstances. Source https://www.sydneymetro.info/article/full-speed-ahead-trial-running-starts-new-city-section-sydney-metro-city-southwest-project

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Singapore LTA Grants Civil Contract for Tunnel Design and Construction for Cross Island Line Phase 2 Between CRL West Coast Station and Jurong Lake District Station

19 June 2024 (Singapore) The  Nishimatsu  Construction  Co.,  Ltd.  –  Okumura  Corporation  Singapore  Branch  Joint  Venture  (JV)  has  been  awarded  the  civil  contract  by   the  Land  Transport  Authority (LTA)  for  the  design and  construction  of  tunnels  between  the  West  Coast  station  (CR18)  and  Jurong  Lake  District  station  (CR19)  (working  names) for  the  Cross  Island  Line  (CRL)  Phase  2. The  estimated  value  of  the  contract  is  $242  million. The  dug  tunnels  between  Defu  station  (CR7)  and  Tampines  North  station  (CR6)  are  now  being  built  by  Nishimatsu  Construction  Co.,  Ltd. Source https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltagov/en/newsroom/2024/6/news-releases/lta_awards_civil_contract_for_design_and_construction_of_tunnels.html

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The respected "Red Dot Award" 2024 goes to Alstom and DSB for their design of the IC5 Coradia Stream regional train

20 June 2024 (Denmark) Alstom  and  the  national  Danish  railway  operator,  DSB,  are  pleased  to  announce  that  the  IC5  Coradia  Stream  train  has  won  the  esteemed  "Red  Dot  Award"  2024  for  "design  excellence." One  of  the  biggest  design  contests  in  the  world,  the  Red  Dot  Design  Award  honors  excellence  in  product  design,  communication  design,  international  design,  and  a  range  of  design  concepts. A  historic  framework  deal  worth  €2.6  billion  was  signed  in  April  2021  by  Alstom  and  DSB  for  the  procurement  of  100  Coradia  Stream  trains  and  15  years  of  full-service  maintenance. Source https://www.alstom.com/press-releases-news/2024/6/alstom-and-dsb-receive-prestigious-red-dot-award-2024-design-ic5-coradia-stream-regional-train 

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Railways conducts trial run on world's highest arch rail bridge in J&K

The Hindu 21 June, 2024 (India) According to the Ministry, it was the first ever full train that crossed over the iconic bridge between Dugga and Bakkal stations across the Chenab river, which is the world's highest arch railway bridge Indian Railways on June 20 successfully conducted a trial run of a eight-coach MEMU train on the world's highest railway bridge — Chenab Bridge — in Jammu and Kashmir, paving the way for the start of rail service on the route from Reasi to Baramulla in Kashmir. "After an extensive inspection of the newly constructed Chenab Bridge by senior officers from Railway Board, Northern Railway and Konkan Railway, a trial run was conducted on a 46-km-long electrified line section between Sangaldan in Ramban district and Reasi at a speed of 40 kmph," the Railway Ministry said in a statement. "It was successfully carried out starting at 12:35 pm from Sangaldan and reaching Reasi at 2:05 pm. On the way it passes through nine tunnels with a combined length of 40.787 km and longest tunnel T-44 of 11.13 km," it added. According to the Ministry, it was the first ever full train that crossed over the iconic bridge between Dugga and Bakkal stations across the Chenab river, which is the world's highest arch railway bridge. Source https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/railways-conducts-trial-run-on-worlds-highest-arch-rail-bridge-in-j-k/article68314011.ece

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Waste Transport: ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and FCC Austria Reduce CO2 Emissions by 400 Tonnes Annually

17 June 2024 (Austria) For 20 years, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and the waste management company FCC Austria Abfall Service AG have exemplified how sustainable waste management can seamlessly integrate with efficient end-to-end logistics. Tens  of  thousands  of  tonnes  of  garbage  are  transported  annually  by  RCG  for  FCC  Austria. This collaboration demonstrates that economic goals can align with environmental protection, setting new benchmarks in the waste management and logistics industry. The annual reduction of approximately 400 tonnes of CO2 emissions is a testament to this. Additionally, thermal recycling produces extra energy. Source https://presse-oebb.at/news-waste-transport-oebb-rail-cargo-group-and-fcc-austria-save-400-tonnes-of-co2-annually?id=201285&menueid=29817&l=english

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Alstom secures a €323 million contract with Polo Logistica FS to deliver 70 Traxx Universal locomotives, including maintenance services

19 June 2024 (Italy) Alstom has entered into a contract with Mercitalia Rail, part of Polo Logistica FS, to supply 70 Traxx Universal locomotives for Italy, accompanied by 12 years of comprehensive maintenance services. A  few  of  the  locomotives  will  have  last-mile  technologies  installed. With  a  value  above  €323  million,  the  contract  also  includes  an  option  to  supply  an  extra  30  locomotives  and  to  extend  the  maintenance  services. Source https://www.alstom.com/press-releases-news/2024/6/alstom-signs-eu323-million-contract-polo-logistica-fs-supply-70-traxx-universal-locomotives-maintenance-services

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CAF signs a contract to supply the initial 40 trains for Metro Madrid.

17 June 2024 (Madrid) A  deal  between  CAF  and  Metro  Madrid  has  been  reached  for  the  first  of  two  sets  of  trains  that  the  Madrid  operator  will  purchase  in  order  to  update  and  increase  the  fleet  of  rolling  stock  it  owns. The  arrangement,  which  is  estimated  to  be  valued  close  to  €400  million,  calls  for  the  design  and  manufacture  of  40  wide-gauge,  single-voltage  trains  that  will  run  on  the  metropolitan  network's  lines  6  and  8. It  also  entails  creating  and  executing  a  plan  to  maximize  the  fleet's  life  cycle,  with  the  potential  to  supply  more  train  units  in  the  future. Source https://www.caf.net/en/sala-prensa/nota-prensa-detalle.php?e=465

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Alstom secures a €430 million deal for ten Aventra trains and related maintenance for London's Elizabeth line.

14 Jun 2024 (London) Ten  new  nine-car  Aventra  trains  for  Transport  for  London's  Elizabeth  line,  as  well  as  related  maintenance  through  2046,  are  to  be  provided  by  Alstom  under  a  contract  valued  at  around  €430  (£370)  million. The  Elizabeth  line,  which  opened  in  2022,  is  seeing  passenger  demand  that  exceeds  forecasts.  By  the  end  of  this  decade  and  into  the  2030s,  the  70  trains  that  currently  make  up  its  fleet  of  Alstom-built  Aventra  Class  345  trains  will  not  be  able  to  handle  demand. The  additional  Aventra  electric  multiple  unit  (EMU)  passenger  trains  will  be  constructed  at  Alstom's  Derby  Litchurch  Lane  Works,  the  only  facility  in  the  UK  dedicated  to  designing,  engineering,  building,  and  testing  trains  for  both  domestic  and  international  markets,  just  like  the  rest  of  the  fleet. Source https://www.alstom.com/press-releases-news/2024/6/alstom-signs-eu430-million-contract-10-aventra-trains-associated-maintenance-elizabeth-line-london

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Houston Metro will receive new couplers from Dellner Service

11 June 2024 (Houston, Texas) Houston  Metro  has  selected  Dellner  to  provide  161  brand-new  coupler  systems  as  replacements  for  the  first  three  generations  of  LRV  fleets. Delivery  of  the  items  is  scheduled  for  2025–2027. Dellner  will  carry  on  its  heritage  of  providing  assistance  to  this  elite  transportation  company  and  its  customers  in  Houston  and  Harris  County,  Texas,  by  swapping  out  the  couplers  on  the  previous  generations. Source https://www.dellner.com/dellner-service-will-supply-new-couplers-to-houston-metro

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For the EURO summer, DB is ready

05 June 2024 (Germany) With  great  preparation,  Deutsche  Bahn  (DB)  is  ready  for  UEFA  EURO  2024 TM . With  over  100,000  Fan  Tickets  and  over  25,000  Fan  BahnCards  sold  thus  far,  it  is  certain  that  environmentally  responsible  travel  will  be  popular  during  the  competition. This  summer  in  Europe,  the  most  expansive  and  contemporary  fleet  of  ICE  trains  in  DB's  history  will  be  available  for  travel. Source https://www.deutschebahn.com/en/presse/press_releases/Over-100-000-Fan-Tickets-sold-DB-is-well-prepared-for-the-EURO-summer-12915944#?

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