Rail

Siemens wins Scotland rail order

Posted on May 21, 2008

  

Siemens, as part of a consortium led by the construction company Bilfinger Berger, has been awarded an order to build an 11.8-mile light rail line in Edinburgh, Scotland, as a turnkey project worth over $1 billion.

 

The contract for the consortium is worth $552 million, and the Siemens share is in the range of $252 million.

 

The first phase of the double-track line is scheduled to be ready for service in 2011. It will connect the city center with the northern suburbs and the airport. The plans call for a total of 22 stops.

 

As a member of the consortium, Siemens will be responsible for system intregration, supply of the communications, control and signaling equipment, the electrification and the substations, as well as parts of the track structure itself. A 10-year maintenance contract and the supply of depot and workshop equipment round off the contract.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Keolis, MBTA to improve commuter rail ticket checking

Estimates suggest that up to $24 million in uncollected fare could be recovered through a ticket-checking modernization initiative and other tactics.

Metra to install suicide prevention signs

The signs will be developed and finalized as part of a Mental Health Awareness Symposium to be hosted by Metra in September to coincide with National Suicide Awareness Month.

Accident, no shows plague commute for LIRR, NJ Transit passengers

Some NJ TRANSIT trains have been canceled this week because engineers are choosing not to work under the terms of their contract amid the summer-long repair work at Penn Station.

Mayor says Miami-Dade can't afford to build more rail lines

Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s $534 million proposal for rapid-bus routes would indefinitely defer the Metrorail expansion promised voters in 2002 during a referendum for a half-percent transportation tax.

FTA, Maryland Transit Administration appeal judge's Purple Line decision

Ruling called for an additional environmental study of the light rail line, despite the fact the project had already been studied and signed-off on by the feds. 

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close