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New Škoda tram designed for Hungary is in test operation in Pilsen


New Škoda tram designed for Hungary is in test operation in Pilsen : The newest tram manufactured by Škoda Transportation went out into the streets of Pilsen. It is a modern, fully low-floor tram 26T, which is designed for the transport company in Miskolc in north Hungary. It is possible to see it in the test operation from May 15th.

“Long 15 months after signing the contract our tram runs in the test operation in the streets of the city Pilsen. We were able to develop and produce a new tram that meets all the latest standards and it was in a very short time. The first two cars will be delivered according to the contractual terms to Miskolc until February 2014, the rest from a total of 31 of these trams will follow until February 2015,” says Zdeněk Majer, Vice President of Sales at Škoda Transportation.

The contract to supply thirtyone-low-floor trams for nearly two billion crowns was closed in the beginning of the year 2012. It also includes an option for ten years full-service for 175 million. Škoda Transportation defeated in the tender other European manufacturers of trams, namely the Italian manufacturer AnsaldoBreda, the Spanish CAF, Romanian Astra Vagoane and Polish Solaris.

The tram for Miskolc is based on the best tried and tested design solutions. It is a two-way five part with three fix chassis, two outer of them are powered and middle one is standard. With a width of 2.65 meters it is the widest vehicle produced by Škoda Transportation. During the construction of the vehicle by manufacturer there was an emphasis on minimizing the weight, installing the energy-efficient power generators and proven components with the aim to minimize vehicle operating costs. “The tram can hold more than 300 passengers, who can enjoy the air-conditioned vehicle and a modern information system including LCD screens. Of course there is also plenty of space for prams and handicapped passengers,” says Zdeněk Majer.

In addition to the technological advantages the tram offers also an interesting modern design. “We try to accommodate to our customers. For example, the colour theme of green flowers on a white background was chosen in a poll of Miskolc people who will use the tram every day,” says Zdeněk Majer. The tram 26T respects also the latest European safety directive EN 15227, which requires no threat to passengers or driver according to given collision scenarios.

Škoda Transportation supplied electric equipment for the Budapest metro in Hungary since 2007, trolley buses to Debrecen, Szeged and Budapest and now starts trams to Miskolc. The total value of the closed contracts for this country makes CZK 3.5 billion. “Škoda Transportation trams also run in Cagliari, Italy, in Riga, Latvia or in Wroclaw, Poland. There is the contract signed for 60 low-floor trams for the Turkish city of Konya this year. Currently we are preparing for a series of tenders for example in Germany, Italy, Turkey or Scandinavia,” says Zdeněk Majer.

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DANISH State Railways DSB and AnsaldoBreda agreed on IC4 train delivery


DSB purchased from Italian train company Ansaldobreda. This summer, it was calculated that the numerous delays will end up costing DSB one billion kroner more than the original price tags for the 83 train sets. The IC4s that have hit Danish tracks were forced to be pulled out of use because of braking malfunctions. Although they were able to get back on the railways, it led to DSB declaring in June that due to the delays and the unsatisfactory quality of the trains, it would refuse to pay Ansaldobreda.

After months of trying to get out of the contract, the two companies struck an agreement this week that states that all remaining train sets must be delivered by October 2013. If they are not, DSB can annul the rest of the order. The Italians still need to deliver 22 IC4 train sets and 14 IC2 train sets.

According to DSB, the Italian company has granted DSB 550 million kroner in compensation for the delays.

“The agreement clarifies a number of significant issues and uncertainties, but doesn’t change the fact that the deliver of the IC4s has been a disastrous situation for all involved parties,” DSB’s Frank Olesen said in a statement.

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IRIS certification FAQ


Which organizations support IRIS certification ?

IRIS is an initiative led by the Association of European Railway Industry (UNIFE). It is widely supported across Europe by system integrators and equipment manufacturers such as Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom and AnsaldoBreda.

What are the differences between IRIS and ISO 9001 ?

IRIS is based on the ISO 9001 structure and adds railway specific requirements to the business management system, for example in relation to project management and design.

Will this certificate replace individual evaluations ?

Yes, this certificate will replace individual evaluation by at least the four founders of this initiative (Alstom Transport, AnsaldoBreda, Siemens Transportation and Bombardier Transportation).

For what kind of companies is IRIS most relevant ?

IRIS can be applied to all direct and indirect ancillary industries (such as manufacturers of system construction parts and individual components), operators as well as manufacturers of rail-mounted vehicles.


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The liberalization of European rail transport poses a particular challenge for the railway industry. With increasing competition, especially in the European Union’s goods market, railways need “ready to run” transportation systems that meet the many different requirements of individual countries as well as comply with the restrictive regulatory requirements. In parallel, railway operators expect the railway supply industry to remain competitive, and to provide proven solutions for cars, facilities and operating equipment that meet high quality standards.

What is IRIS certification?

IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) is an initiative led by the Union of the European Railway Industries (UNIFE) and largely instigated and supported by four of the largest system manufacturers (Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom , AnsaldoBreda). IRIS is based on the internationally recognized quality standard ISO 9001, specific to the railway industry, designed for the evaluation of management systems. The underlying aim of IRIS is to improve the quality and reliability of rolling stock produced, by improving the whole supply chain.

What are the key benefits?

■ Proof of your companys status as a quality supplier

■ International identification and recognition in the railway industry: IRIS certified companies are included in a UNIFE database, which is used by buyers of major railway industry manufacturers.

■ Quality improvement throughout the whole supply chain: due to standardized requirements, improved product quality and an efficient chain of procedures

■ Decisive advantage for suppliers looking to secure or maintain contracts in the industry.

■ Cost saving: due to uniform terms of qualification, reduced cost to obtain IRIS certification through an integrated certification to both ISO 9001 and IRIS

■ Time saving: instead of numerous individual audits from your customers, allows one overall audit


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Miami MetroRail contract approved


The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved a $313 million contract for 136 new MetroRail cars to be built by Italian manufacturer AnsaldoBreda .

AnsaldoBreda has agreed to build a local assembly plant in the Miami area. A final decision about the parts manufacturing location hasn’t been made. Either way, the plan is expected to create around 100 permanent jobs in the area, plus more temporary jobs.

The cars will feature bicycle racks, LED lighting, Wi-Fi Wireless connectivity and an integrated passenger information system.

The contract was a “design-build” agreement, which means it was based on qualifications and price, not just on bidding.

Al Dotson, attorney with Miami-based Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, was AnsaldoBreda’s lead attorney on the deal. Dotson specializes in public-private partnerships.

“This has been years in the making. The new rail cars are needed,” Dotson said Thursday. “This is also one of the bigger public-private partnerships in Miami’s history.” Other examples of public-private partnerships include the Miami Port Tunnel project currently under construction.

The commission approved the contract with only one no vote from Commissioner Joe Martinez.

AnsalsoBreda is expected to deliver six rail cars per month starting the second quarter of 2015. The final six would be delivered at the end of 2017.

The term of the contract is 10 years and seven months, which includes a five-year warranty period.

MetroRail recently completed an extension to Miami International Airport. According to the commission’s agenda item, Thursday’s vote also authorizes use of charter county transportation surtax funds for rail cars.

The contract amount is based on the negotiated price of $298.88 million, plus $14.94 million for a contingency.

According to the county staff’s recommendation, the last time a contract for new rail cars was approved was in 1979, for $83.8 million.

The county will apply for federal funding after contract award.

The total project cost is $375 million, which includes $4.4 million for engineering services from Washington Infrastructure Services.

Another proposal had been received by Alstom Transportation, but was rejected by the County Attorney’s Office because the cost exceeded a cap of $2.4 million per vehicle.

The commission’s agenda item on Thursday said another offer from CAF USA was not recommended “as their offer did not provide the best value to the County.”

The county originally approved a motion to advertise for the rail car overhaul in 2004.

The county looked at the possibility of renovating existing rail cars, but in 2008, it was decided to purchase instead.

The county said initial proposals came in from Alstom at $3.48 million per vehicle; CAF’s was $2.42 million and AnsaldoBreda’s was $2.39 million.

According to the county staff recommendation, AnsaldoBreda’s plan was $4.6 million less than CAF.

AnsaldoBreda is fully owned by Finmeccanica S.p.A., Italy’s largest manufacturing investor in high technology products with approximately 73,400 employees, and is Italy’s second largest manufacturing group with approximately $21.5 billion in revenues, and orders of $61.5 billion. More than 60% of Finmeccanica’s shares are publicly traded on the Milan Stock Exchange with the remaining shares owned by the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance.

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China : ANSALDOBREDA and CNR to conclude LRV contract.


On 17th Oct, 10-year agreement was signed in Beijing, between AnsaldoBreda and China Northern Rolling Stock subsidiary CNR Dalian licensing the Italian company’s Sirio low-floor LRV for production in China.

Around 200m, deal is worth to AnsaldoBreda and authorises the production of up to 600 LRVs for Chinese cities.

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AnsaldoBreda introduces the first supercapacitor on Sirio trams


Tomorrow in Bergamo, AnsaldoBreda will introduce the supercapacitor installed on the first Sirio tram in service in the lombard city. Supercap Sirio. More sustainable, greener, more modern, more effective and more efficient

Innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly. Tomorrow in Bergamo AnsaldoBreda will introduce the supercapacitor installed on the first Sirio tram in service in the lombard city. It is, in essence, a system for the recovery of energy that allows savings, a major efficiency of the service and a more sustained environment.

The event will be held at the TEB depot in Ranica (Bg), beginning at 11.00. It will be attended by members of the City Council and of the Provincial Council, as well as by the CEO of AB, Maurizio Manfellotto, by the President of TEB (network operator) Nunziante Consiglio and by the CEO Giovanni Scarfone.

The Bergamo event – says the CEO of AnsaldoBreda Maurizio Manfellotto – is a further indication of the level of technology that AnsaldoBreda is able to provide to the customer and to present to the public.

After the Frecciarossa 1000, which could reach 400 km / h, it is the turn of our supercapacitor. Do you know the Formula 1 cars? Have you ever heard of KERS? Well, our system has a similar philosophy: it recovers the energy released when braking and it re-injected it in the electrical circuit of Sirio.

Bergamo trams therefore will be more sustainable, greener, more modern, more effective and more efficient. Design, research and technology merge in this product – which is the Sirio supercap – that for the first time we introduce in Italy and that has few equals in the world.

The philosophy of AnsaldoBreda, created from the merger of Ansaldo Trasporti and Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie (heirs of the great Italian railway tradition), is increasingly going towards a balance between tradition, the present and the future.

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