Alstomâ€™s first metro in India enters commercial service :On June 29, Alstomâ€™s first metro in India entered commercial service in the city of Chennai on the first phase of line 2 from Koyambedu to Alandur, which covers 10 kilometres and includes 8 stations. Present at the inauguration were Honâ€™ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), Bharat Salhotra, Managing Director, Alstom Transport India, as well as key government officials and other prominent dignitaries. More than 80,000 passengers are expected to travel per day on the new metro line.
KISS for the Azerbaijan Railways :KISS Double-Decker Electric Railcar for the Azerbaijan Railways Azerbaijan Railways as part of the program of development of rail transport has decided to acquire by Stadler 5-double deck trains for use in suburban traffic between the cities of Baku and Sumgait.
Alstom and Huawei complete the first LTE 4G pilot for metros :Alstom together with Huawei has successfully completed a pilot project to develop a Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G multi-service broadband radio networking technology for metros. The project was launched in the frame of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in April 2014 between telecommunications equipment producer Huawei, which supplied the LTE network, and Alstom which provided the train set and onboard signalling equipment. Alstom is the first rail manufacturer to integrate LTE 4G in its signalling solution.
Hill International Rises in ENR’s Rankings of the Largest U.S. Construction Managers and Program Managers
Hill International Rises in ENR’s Rankings of the Largest U.S. Construction Managers and Program Managers :Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has risen in the annual rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine of the largest construction managers and program managers based in the United States. Hill climbed to seventh (from ninth) on the magazine’s ranking of the top U.S. construction-management-for-fee firms and rose to eighth (from eleventh) on the ranking of the top U.S. program management firms. Both rankings are the highest ever for the company.