Bombardier Transportation, leading a consortium with Belam Riga, has obtained a contract for the construction and upgrade of the signaling and associated infrastructure systems in the Bolderaja region of Latvia. Bombardier will deliver its INTERFLO 200 solution to Latvian Railways on a section of the Bolderaja-Zasulauks line. Bombardier's share of the contract is valued at $7.1 million, according to a company press release.
Alstom, a member of the Saturno consortium, has been awarded a contract to supply part of the signaling system and to design and install railway infrastructure on the Treviglio-Brescia section of the Milan-Verona high-speed/high-capacity line. Alstom's part of the contract is worth about $27 million. The project is slated for completion in spring 2016.
Danish railway infrastructure operator Banedanmark has commissioned Siemens to equip 840 rail vehicles with Global System for Mobile Communication Railways (GSM-R) technology. "The digital mobile radio system GSM-R has established itself as the international standard for onboard communication and is one of the key components of the Danish railway network's cross-border traffic to Germany and Sweden," said Juergen Brandes, chief executive officer of the Siemens Rail Automation business unit, in a prepared statement. The vehicles will be equipped by early 2015. The order is worth about $27 million.
IDS Transportation Services L.L.S. and Union Pacific Railroad subsidiary Streamline have agreed to co-market intermodal services with IDS to "improve awareness of the benefits of intermodal transportation in the shipping community, and position IDS and Streamline as solution providers," according to a joint press release. "For five years, Streamline has focused on driving highway conversions to Union Pacific Railroad," said Streamline Assistant Vice President Kari Kirchhoefer. "Our co-marketing agreement with IDS was a great opportunity to work with a long-term customer who can position both companies to capitalize on the growing market."
TranSystems has named Paul Hentschke assistant vice president. During his 15-year career with the firm, he has developed transportation solutions through multiple leadership positions. He is a leader on the freight-rail team, working with Class Is, as well as energy, grain and economic development clients, according to a company press release. Hentschke is a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-Of-Way Association, serving on its Yards and Terminals Committee.
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