Alstom’s Pendolino, the first high-speed train to operate in Poland, entered in service recently, operating on existing lines by PKP Intercity to connect the main cities of Warsaw, Gdansk, Gdynia, Krakow, Katowice and Wroclaw.
Alstom, leader of a consortium composed of Alcatel Lucent Romania and Pas 97 Impex, will supply the Romania national railway company (CFR S.A.) with Atlas 200, its ERTMS Level 2 solution for the Sighișoara-Coșlariu-Simeria high-speed railway segment.
This full system project - that was assigned to Alstom by Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) - was launched to foster multimodal transportation use and to reduce traffic congestion and pollution.
Alstom has been awarded a contract worth €85 million from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply 25 state-of-the-art metros to Kochi Metro Rail Limited. The first train sets are expected to be delivered in early 2016.
Alstom launches an LTE (4G) pilot for the metro market to demonstrate the performance of a multi-services broadband radio network. Alstom has been working on LTE since the technology has been available from the telecom industry.
On June 20, the California High Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak canceled their joint manufacturing plan for 43 modern high speed trains, concluding that the needs of the two transit agencies were too different to be addressed in a single contract.
Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President of Alstom Transport, and Sergey Pavlov, General Director of Russian Railways signed a MoU to conduct railway projects on the international market using their joint expertise.