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Rail supplier news from Brookville, Stadler, Remark and Alstom (Nov. 16)

Baselland Transport AG and Stadler last week signed a contract for the manufacture and supply of 25 TINA trams.
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Brookville Equipment Corp. was awarded a federally funded contract on Oct. 21 for the conversion of four retired R110A test fleet passenger rail cars into two pump trains to be used for flooding mitigation in MTA New York City Transit’s (NYCT) underground subway system. Each pump and generator car set will include one pump car and one generator car to be used in conjunction with NYCT’s existing hose and reach cars to pump water out of the subway system tunnels during special periods of emergency response, including following hurricanes and periods of unusually heavy rainfall.

Baselland Transport AG (BLT) and Stadler last week signed a contract for the manufacture and supply of 25 TINA (total integrated low-floor drive) trams. The trams will be built at Stadler's plant in Bussnang in Thurgau, Switzerland. The first TINA trams will operate in December 2023. BLT will be the first railway operator in Switzerland to use Stadler's new TINA tram generation.

Remark Holdings Inc. is collaborating with Brightline to implement Remark's Smart Safety Platform for unauthorized intrusion detection while working with Brightline to incorporate artificial intelligence in additional technologies for other applications. "We are investing in safety enhancements involving engineering, enforcement, education and technology and are excited to work with Remark to pilot a new intrusion detection application," said Robert Gatchell, chief safety and security officer for Brightline, in a press release. "Trespassing on railroad tracks is an industry-wide concern and Brightline continues to pilot new technologies to monitor our corridor."

For the eleventh consecutive year, Alstom has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe, attesting to its leadership position in sustainable business practices, the company announced. Alstom reached an overall score of 75 out of 100 in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (95th percentile 2021).

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