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Updates from Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, Railinc, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam


• Bombardier Transportation received an order for 74 Bombardier MOVIA metro cars from the Delhi Metro Rail Corp. Ltd. The $101 million contract includes an option for an additional 40 cars. Delivery is expected by the end of 2011.

• Siemens introduced its new locomotive, Vectron, which can be used for both national and cross-border passenger rail, and freight traffic. The locomotive is designed to reach speeds up to 124 mph.  

• Railinc announced its new damaged and defective car tracking system is on schedule to launch in January 2011. A centralized, web-based application, the system is designed to replace paper defect cards and eliminate the need for defect card brackets by automating the manual process for identifying and tracking damaged and defective rail cars.

• Alstom and Transmasholdings have signed a joint contract to design and manufacture components of the EP20 electric locomotive in Russia. The $1.2 billion order covers 200 passenger locomotives.

• Parsons Brinckerhoff named Timothy Reynolds a senior principal technical specialist in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office. He will be responsible for rail and transit services and operations planning, and will support environmental analysis and multimodal planning. Previously, he served the Southwest Regional Transit Authority in Cincinnati.

• Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam has relocated its Tampa, Fla., office to the Rocky Point area.

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