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Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Paceline, Sener, TekTracking, WSP and Bergmann (July 8)

Rendering of the Bombardier Movia metro train.
Photo – Bombardier


India’s Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp. (UPMRC) issued a letter of award valued at $275 million to Bombardier Transportation to build and deliver 201 rail cars and a signaling solution for the Agra-Kanpur Metro projects. Bombardier will provide the Agra Metro and Kanpur Metro 67 Bombardier Movia metro three-car trainsets and the Bombardier CITYFLO 650 rail control solution. UPMRC has an option of an additional 51 cars.

Affiliates of Paceline Equity Partners LLC, a private equity manager, acquired railroad maintenance-of-way equipment lessor R.E.L.A.M. Inc. Paceline affiliates also acquired the affiliated rail infrastructure and track maintenance services businesses, Acme Construction Co. Inc. and Timiny RR Construction Inc. The companies will operate with 1435 Rail Inc., a lessor of railroad MOW equipment that was acquired by Paceline affiliates in late 2019. John Roberts will serve as R.E.L.A.M.’s chief executive officer. He previously served stints at Marmon Crane Services Inc. and Railserve Inc.

Sener won a contract to provide the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission design services, specifications and estimations for the Altamont Corridor Express commuter-rail line that links the Central Valley with the Silicon Valley in California. Under the contract, Sener is designing the Stanislaus River Bridge, a new 760-foot long single-track concrete rail bridge over the Stanislaus River on the Fresno subdivision.

TekTracking LLC announced a new order as part of the continued rollout of Gate Light (GLM) and Safety Light Monitors (SLM) at additional Canadian Pacific grade crossing locations in the Calgary area. The TekTracking GLM and SLM are part of a sensor platform used to measure and verify the operation of safety critical lights used in grade crossings, TekTracking officials said in a press release. 

WSP USA promoted Michael Mangione to national markets director for transportation. Mangione will continue to serve in his previous position as national highway and bridge director, while expanding his responsibilities to oversee all WSP transportation sectors. Mangione has served multiple transportation leadership and technical roles since joining WSP in 1995.

Bergmann hired Mike Logan as rail practice leader in the Atlantic region. Logan has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and construction. His past projects include work with CSX, Canadian Pacific, the Port Authority Transit Corp. and Conrail. Modeste Muhire, a design engineer in Bergmann’s rail group, has received his professional engineer license in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont. 

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