Rail

Alstom joint venture awarded Chinese contracts

Posted on January 8, 2014

Alstom and its local joint venture Satee was awarded two contracts worth a total of approximately $102 million to supply new traction equipment for more than 550 railcars due to operate on Chengdu metro lines 3 and 4 and Xi’an metro line 3 for 2015.

Both cities are significantly expanding their existing metro networks. Chengdu — an important economic center in western China — will count 10 lines by 2020, and the historic city of Xi’an — located in central China — will consist of six metro lines by 2018.

Alstom and Satee will provide the metros of Chengdu and Xi’an with Optonix, the latest traction system technology developed by Alstom. Specifically designed and developed for the Chinese market, Optonix reduces travel time thanks to optimized acceleration and deceleration increasing train frequency.

The traction system, which includes motors and auxiliary converters, will be manufactured locally by Satee and supported by Alstom’s design unit in Charleroi, Belgium.

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

More News

Honolulu rail project costs could reach $9.5B

The high figure is based on a scenario in which the general excise tax surcharge for the rail gets extended another 10 years at the same 0.5% rate.

WMATA launches plan to get rail line 'Back to Good'

Plan includes a train reliability program that cuts railcar delays by first retiring the oldest (1000-series) and least reliable (4000-series) cars in the fleet by the end of 2017.

Alstom's Citadis begins dynamic testing on Ottawa's O-Train line

During this phase of the project, the trains will undergo various tests, including dynamic testing at speeds of approximately 50 mph up to approximately 62 mph.

Proposed downtown L.A. streetcar gets big boost

Supporters say ridership on the 3.8-mile service could reach 6,000 people per day.

Wabtec completes majority ownership of Faively Transport

The combination creates one of the world's largest public rail equipment companies, with revenues of about $4.2 billion and a presence in all key transit and freight rail markets worldwide.

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