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Alstom makes a move to transfer V300 ZEFIRO activities to Hitachi Rail

Posted: 6 December 2021 | | No comments yet

Alstom has agreed to transfer business activities related to Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the very high-speed train, V300 ZEFIRO, to Hitachi Rail.

The transaction is part of Alstom’s commitments to the European Commission (EC) in relation to Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation with reference to the V300 ZEFIRO very high-speed train.

Alstom has finally discharged its divestment obligations as required by the EC’s clearance decision.

Alstom will continue to honour its obligations under the existing orders for rolling stock from Trenitalia and Intermodalidad de Levante (ILSA) to ensure a seamless transition.

For Hitachi Rail, the transaction consolidates the company’s commitment to the very high-speed rail market, especially Italy’s Frecciarossa 1000, and reinforces the strength of the company’s service and maintenance capabilities.

The transaction will comply with all applicable social processes and consultations with employee representative bodies and is subject to regulatory approvals. Closing of the transaction is expected in the first semester of 2022.

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