Double whammy for Alstom

Alstom has won a 45 million Euro commuter-train order from Hamburg S-Bahn and a 39 million Euro order for railway systems and infrastructure from Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI).

S-Bahn Hamburg, the city’s rapid-transit railway, has awarded a consortium consisting of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation an order for the supply of nine new trains and the rebuilding of 33 existing trains.

The 42 three-unit trains will offer service on a new extension of an S-Bahn line. Both the new and the renovated trains will be equipped to use two different power-supply systems.

Alstom will supply the mechanical equipment from its site at Salzgitter, and Bombardier will supply the electrical equipment.

RFI, the infrastructure subsidiary of Italy’s national railway group, Ferrovie dello Stato, has awarded an Alstom-led consortium a 65 million Euro order to supply systems and infrastructure for a railway line between Milan and Bologna.

Alstom will design, manufacture, install and test the systems for signalling, train control, telecommunications, power supply and lighting.

The other members of the consortium are the Italian companies Sirti, Ceprini, Icefs and CLF, which will carry out other engineering and construction work, such as civil works and track work.