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Rail supplier news from AECOM, TekTracking, Alstom and WSP (June 30)

AECOM-led ConnectED Transit Partnership has been approved by Edmonton to continue as the engineer on the Valley Line light-rail extension.
Photo – City of Edmonton


The AECOM-led ConnectED Transit Partnership has been approved by the city of Edmonton, Alberta, to continue as engineer for the Valley Line light-rail transit (LRT) extension. The CA$124 million contract-value amendment encompasses design and construction compliance review services for Valley Line West, which is entering construction, and additional work on Valley Line Southeast, which is currently under construction.

TekTracking LLC announced that the Essex Terminal Railway has selected the company's Track Inspection, Maintenance, Planning and Scheduling Software (TIMPS) to manage track inspection, maintenance and scheduling activities. TIMPS is designed to augment railroads' current track and roadbed inspection process while providing digitized inspection and maintenance reports to support failure trend analysis analytics, according to a TekTracking press release.

Luxembourg’s National Railways has chosen Alstom to equip the 34 new Coradia regional trains, ordered in December 2018, with an automatic train operation (ATO) system. The high-capacity double-deck trains will be equipped with the latest automation technology and will gradually enter commercial service on Luxembourg's national network, as well as in Belgium and France, at the end of 2021. It will be the first time in Europe that a regional train fleet is equipped with ATO at grade of automation level 2 in combination with ETCS.

WSP USA announced Ian Chaney has been named national geotechnical and tunneling market leader for the transportation national business line. Chaney brings two decades of geotechnical and tunneling experience to his new leadership role, including more than 18 years at WSP. He will be responsible for developing and deepening client relationships including state and local transportation and transit agencies.

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