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12/26/2007



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Updates From, Bombardier, Siemens and Hirschmann



A few pre-Christmas rail-supply industry developments to share post-holiday:

• Bombardier Transportation won a five-year, $125 million fleet maintenance services contract from GO Transit. The company has provided fleet maintenance services to GO Transit since 1997 and has supplied more than 400 bi-level coaches to the commuter railroad. Bombardier also obtained a $63 million contract from the city of Atlanta's Department of Aviation to extend the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's automated people mover system to the new Maynard Jackson International Terminal. Bombardier will supply 10 CX-100 vehicles, and all associated electrical and mechanical equipment for the 1,800-foot extension, which is scheduled to open in 2011.

• Siemens Transportation Systems Inc.'s Class ES64F electric locomotive now is certified to operate on the Betuwe Line between Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Duisburg, Germany. Along with consortium partner Alstom Transport, Siemens is building 26 Class ES64F locomotives for Deutsche Bahn. The units will feature European train control and Dutch automatic train protection systems.

• Hirschmann Automation and Control Inc. has opened a 35,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility in Chambersburg, Pa. The building houses Hirschmann's three divisions: ECS (electronic control systems), INET (industrial networking) and ICON (industrial connectors).


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