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Leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded supplier Alstom Transport UK a £124m contract to undertake the mileage-based overhaul of its fleet of 40 three-car Class 334 Juniper electric multiple-units which are operated by ScotRail.
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Five organisations are bidding for a contract to design, manufacture and maintain the trains for the first phase of HS2. The original list was Alstom, Bombardier, Hitachi, Siemens and Talgo. When Bombardier and Hitachi decided to make a joint bid, CAF was added to the list to maintain five bidders.
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The former Alstom factory at Washwood Heath, Birmingham, where Virgins Pendolinos were built, has been demolished to make way for an HS2 maintenance depot. Underground-train manufacturer Metro Cammell, which owned the site before Alstom, built trains for countries across the world at Washwood Heath, including British Rails iconic Blue Pullman as well as most of ...
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One of the largest centres for train modernisation to ever be built in the UK has today been unveiled by Alstom.
Situated in Widnes in the north west of England, the facility was opened by Parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Lord Prior of Brampton.
Alstoms facility is now the biggest in the UK, covering over 13,000 square metres of space, and the company has said that due to its close embrace of Industry 4.0 principles, the facility is ideal for work on intercity trains.
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Alstom has run the first successful test of the worlds only hydrogen fuel cell passenger train Coradia iLint at its test track in Salzgitter, in preparation for an extensive test campaign in Germany and Czech Republic in the coming months.
The test runs, which will continue for the next four weeks, aim to confirm the stability of the trains energy supply system based on co-ordinated interaction between the drive, the fuel cell and battery, as well as to check the braking power of the vehicle.
The zero-emission silent train is powered by a single hydrogen fuel cell, producing electrical power for the traction.
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The French train company Alstom is to build a new multimillion-pound plant in the north-west of England, delivering a major boost to the region during a time of uncertainty about Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Alstom will spend an initial £20m on a new site at Widnes, Cheshire, creating about 600 jobs. The facility will modernise the Pendolino trains on the west coast mainline and contain a training academy, but it could eventually manufacture new rolling stock if Alstom wins a contract to produce trains for London Underground or HS2. [From Mark Bartlett]
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