SmartRail USA Innovation Awards 2015 is launched : The inaugural SmartRail USA Innovation Awards 2015 is a nationwide search for new products and solutions for the transit (rail, metro and bus) industry. Launched this week by SmartRail World â the online home of transit innovation â and the winners will be presented at SmartRail USA Congress & Expo in Charlotte in October. There are two separate awards. Size isnât important, entrants could be a one-person start-up, a transit operator or a global multi-national. Innovation is the key.
Amberg Technologies AG :In order to help ensure future electrical supplies for the UK capital, the National Grid embarked on a seven-year project âLondon Power Tunnels projectâ. It recently used Leica Geosystemsâ award winning âNova MS50â MultiStation and Amberg Technologiesâ âTMS Tunnelscan Softwareâ to process the generated information during the project. For more information about our TMS Tunnelscan Software used during the tunnel construction, please click here
Billion-euro order: Siemens to build Rhine-Ruhr Express :Siemens was officially awarded today a record-breaking order from the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region. The municipalities involved in the new Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) rail transport concept commissioned Siemens to supply 82 Desiro HC electric multiple units and to provide maintenance services for a period of 32 years. With a total volume of more than â¬1.7 billion, this is the largest regional rail transport order ever won by Siemens in Germany.
2016 World Railway Congress – Milan Italy :Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and Trenitalia are proud to announce that they will be hosting the eleventh edition of the World Congress on Railway Research in Milan.
CITAL inaugurates its assembly and maintenance site for Alstom Citadis trams in Annaba :CITAL, a joint-venture (JV) composed of Alstom, EMA (Entreprise du mÃ©tro dâAlger) and Ferrovial, has celebrated the inauguration of its Citadis tramway assembly and maintenance site in Annaba, Algeria, in the presence of Ramtane Lamamra, Algerian minister for foreign affairs, Abdesselam Bouchouareb, Algerian minister of industry and mining, Amar Ghoul, Algerian minister of transports, Laurent Fabius, French minister for foreign affairs, Omar Hadbi, CEO of EMA, Salah Melek, CEO of Ferrovial, Gilles Esprit, president of CITAL, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, president of Alstom Transport and Henri Bussery, president of Alstom Algeria.
Alstom ships the first Citadis tram to the city of Cuenca in Ecuador :The first Citadis tram for Cuenca has left Alstomâs factory at La Rochelle and is being shipped to Ecuador. On 17 May it is scheduled to leave the port of Antwerp towards its final destination where it is expected to arrive by end of June. The 13 remaining tram units are currently being manufactured at the Alstom site in La Rochelle. The last tram is expected to be completed by October 2015 with entry into commercial service scheduled for 2016.