Topic: France

Alstom site in Tarbes with roof solar panels, source: Alstom

Alstom confirms ongoing talks with Bombardier

Alstom has officially confirmed its talks with Bombardier. The French train manufacturer plans to purchase the rail business unit of the Canadian company. The other details have not been disclosed. Alstom will report them after...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Alstom bids a price for Bombardier rail unit

Alstom has appraised the rail business of Bombardier at 7 billion dollars (around 6.5 billion euros). This price, as some media report, was offered by the French rolling stock manufacturer for the first time. However,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Bombardier in merger talks with Alstom

After selling a major part of its aviation business, Canadian company Bombardier plans to get rid of its rail activities. It has started negotiations with the French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom on a possible merger....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Spain will launch low-cost high-speed trains

Spanish railway company Renfe will introduce low-cost high-speed trains starting from 6 April 2020. With a new service branded as Avlo, the passengers will be able to travel on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Switzerland and France linked by S-Bahn lines

Switzerland and France have been connected with a unique railway network. It is focused on commuter transportation but also has some features of the metro system and international trains. The new system known as Léman...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
MF19 train

New type of eco-designed trains for Paris Metro

The consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation has been chosen as a supplier of 44 new generation trains to Paris Metro. This number could be increased with several options up to 410 eco-designed trainsets. Between...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Marseille Metro will be automated by 2026

Alstom will install equipment for the automated operation on both lines of Marseille Metro. The French technology company will also develop and supply 38 new rubber-tyred metro trains. They will run in semi-automatic mode with...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom presentation during Intelligent Rail Summit 2019

‘ATO needs more ambassadors’

To truly give Automatic Train Operation (ATO) a kick-start, industry, public authorities, trade unions, train drivers, rail operators and asset managers must all support it and actively participate in making it a reality, argues manufacturer...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
Metro train and Uber, source: collage made by RailTech

Uber joins forces with public rail transport

The US-based rideshare unicorn Uber has won a public bid to provide mobility services across 210 stations of Delhi Metro. The company’s application offers the last-mile service for the passengers travelling to or from metro...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko