ETA Transit Systems, Alstom, and Ineo Systrans are the latest companies to be featured in METRO’s Biz Briefs.  -  Photo: METRO

ETA Transit Systems, Alstom, and Ineo Systrans are the latest companies to be featured in METRO’s Biz Briefs.

Photo: METRO

ETA Transit Systems, Alstom, and Ineo Systrans recently announced news from their respective companies.

ETA Transit Implements CAD/AVL Project for City of Hialeah

ETA Transit Systems announced the deployment of a CAD/AVL project in collaboration with the City of Hialeah, Florida. 

The primary objectives of this project are:

  • Enhance Data Accessibility: The project aims to increase data availability to the City's operations, thereby improving transit management, service planning, and reporting.
  • Elevate Passenger Experience: Passengers can enjoy enhanced services such as onboard Internet access, automatic onboard announcements, and infotainment screens offering real-time passenger information.
  • Utilize Automatic Passenger Counters (APCs): The project will implement automatic passenger counters to assist in service planning and reporting.

Alstom, Transdev Unveil First Omneo Sud Train

Olivier Delecroix, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Alstom France, and Thierry Mallet, CEO of Transdev, presented to Renaud Muselier, President of the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur Region and Deputy Chairman of Regions de France, the first Omneo train that will operate on the Marseille-Toulon-Nice line.

Starting at the end of November, this train set will carry out a series of dynamic overspeed tests on the Velim test track (in the Czech Republic). After returning to Crespin to finalize the static tests and complete the interior fittings, it will then go into pre-operational service in the Sud Region.

On November 30, 2021, the Sud Region awarded Transdev the contract to operate trains on the Marseille-Toulon-Nice line from mid-2025. This route alone represents 10% of the region’s rail services. 

Under the public service concession contract, Transdev is to acquire the rolling stock needed to operate the regional train service on behalf of the Region, as well as building a maintenance center near Nice station. This will enable Transdev to ensure that operations are highly safe, that maintenance is controlled and optimized, and that trains are fully available, particularly during peak times.

In this context, Transdev has chosen Alstom to supply 16 double-decker Omneo eight-car trains with high capacity, high comfort, and high on-board service standards. 

The contract, worth around $273 million, also includes maintenance services for a period of 10 years. Delivery of the new rolling stock, manufactured at the Alstom Crespin site (Nord), will start at the end of 2024.

Ineo Systrans Announces Launch of E-learning Training Solution

Ineo Systrans announced the launch of its new e-learning training solution exclusively designed for bus and rail public transit agencies. 

Already tested by Equans’ customers, 81% of 200 participants reported a positive impact on their daily work.

The e-learning solution offers a training program with varied content: videos, practical exercises, quizzes, final assessment, and progress tracking in real time. 

Through the platform, accessible 24/7, trainers can monitor drivers’ progress continuously, adjusting their training needs according to data (number of drivers trained, grades obtained, questions asked, time invested), and thus avoid any loss of crucial information in a process involving several stakeholders (Equans, public transit agency trainers and trainees). 

In addition, a discussion tab enables trainees to communicate with their trainers or exchange with peers.

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