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10/7/2009



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Updates from Siemens, L.B. Foster, Invensys Rail, TransContainer/DB Schenker and RSI


 

• Siemens Mobility obtained a $205.2 million contract to provide 57 low-floor light-rail vehicles to the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. To be delivered over a two-year period, the S70 vehicles will replace some of the 134 vehicles currently in operation. The cars will feature seating for 60 people.


• L.B. Foster Co. has received a $2.7 million contract to supply rail fasteners, trackwork and new rail for the Port Authority of Allegheny County's 1.2-mile North Shore Connector light-rail extension. The materials are scheduled to be delivered in late 2010.

 

• Invensys Rail appointed Charles Riley business solutions director. He previously held a number of positions with Invensys Rail subsidiary Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd., including systems engineering manager, R&D manager and, most recently, general manager of new markets.

 

• TransContainer and DB Schenker BTT recently signed a set of agreements to organize container transport between Europe and Russia during the 18th plenary session of the Coordinating Council on Transsiberian Transportation, which opened Sept. 28 in Munich, Germany. The parties will set up a container depot in Riga, Latvia, to increase their shares of the transport and logistics service market for chemical transportation, according to the Russian Railways.

 

• The Railway Supply Institute has launched a new logo, theme line and Web site to mark the organization's new focus on supporting, connecting and advocating for its more than 250 member companies. Created by Smith Marketing Services, the new logo and Web site support RSI's three-fold mission, according to a prepared statement.

 

 



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