A second 10-year maintenance contract for ETCS has been signed by Alstom and SBB, with the value of the contract coming to over €25 million.
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Bouygues has cut its stake in Alstom by 13 per cent, divesting its share in the company to 14.7 per cent, but still maintaining main shareholder status.
The Coradia Polyvalent Léman Express trains are hoped to increase the number of people using public transport for commuting, which is currently at just 16 per cent.
In addition to the Polyvalent's standard specification, the region has requested that the trains benefit from specific equipment such as automatic passenger counting, spaces for bicycles and frontal display of destinations.
The £6.7 investment in the Class 175 trains will see improvements such as USB charging points, plug sockets, new seat covers, carpets, train toilets as TfW strives to meet the needs of the modern day passenger.
The digital signalling solution allows the Valladolid-León line trains to run at increased speeds of 300km/h without the need for physical lineside signals.
The Board of Directors of Renfe have approved the entry of the company into the high-speed market of France with rolling stock from Alstom.
Field tests have seen KEP's P80 point machine complete 1,200 switches, while operating in extreme temperatures, without fault.
Alstom has received an order for 18 Coradia Lint regional trains from Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW).
From May 2021, Virgin plans to operate customer-focused services which will offer free Wi-Fi and entertainment, a seat guarantee, automatic compensation for delays, and the cheapest fares available.
Alstom's new passenger locomotives made in Kazakhstan will be ready by the end of 2019, will be able to run at 200km/h and will be able to operate in extreme conditions from -50°C to +50°C.