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Rail supplier news from Jaguar, CGI, Alstom and NRC (Nov. 6)

VIA Rail selected CGI Inc. to assist in implementing a passenger reservation system.
Photo – VIA Rail Canada Inc.


Jaguar Transport Holdings acquired the Marion Industrial Center in Marion, Ohio, and will rename it the Marion Industrial Rail Park. The center features 8 miles of rail infrastructure, rail switching and rail-car maintenance services, transloading operations, third-party logistics services and 1.55 million square free of distribution facilities. The site also has over 511 industrial-zoned acres with 200 ready for further development, Jaguar Transport officials said in a press release.

VIA Rail Canada Inc. selected CGI Inc. to assist in implementing a passenger reservation system. The implementation will include the latest digital and cloud technologies to help the railroad create an integrated travel experience for riders, CGI officials said in a press release.

Athens Metro selected a consortium of Alstom, Avax and Ghella SpA to construct the first section of the metro’s Line 4 in Greece. As part of the project, Alstom will supply 20 four-car Metropolis trains, its Urbalis 400 communications-based train control system, Iconis security and control systems and the Hesop energy saving system. Alstom’s share in the project is worth about $356 million, Alstom officials said in a press release.

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) announced that Norfolk Southern Corp. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer James Squires will be the keynote speaker for NRC FirstLook 2021. NRC FirstLook 2021 is a series of four railway industry webcasts held in January 2021. Squires will be the featured executive for the first webcast, hosted by NRC Chairman Jim Hansen and NRC Vice Chairman Steve Bolte. The “fireside chat” will feature a far-reaching discussion covering everything from NS engineering and procurement plans to industry trends and the 2021 outlook.

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