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Rail supplier news from Holland, Skanska, Thales and Nokia (May 20)

Holland introduced the Hybrid Welder™ for more sustainable rail welding.
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Holland has introduced the Hybrid Welderwith a battery powered welder head, which produces the same flash-butt welds Holland is known for in a more sustainable package, according to a Holland press release. "This is a step in the right direction toward a more sustainable future for rail welding. As railroads continue to champion green initiatives, we continue to invest in developing technology that supports our customer partners," said Holland Executive Vice President of Business Operations Russ Gehl.

Skanska has completed its work on a multiyear, $365 million project for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to replace the Croton-Harmon Shop in Westchester County, New York. Skanska completed Phase 5-Stage 2 in a joint venture with ECCO III Enterprises. It included site work, utilities and track enhancements, as well as the demolition of Buildings 5 and 6 at the complex. Additionally, Skanska oversaw construction of a new six-track, double-ended electric multiple unit Running Repair and Support Shop. The 240,000-square-foot facility features a ground floor with 10 married pair vehicle repair positions and a partial second floor inclusive of component repair workshops and a myriad of office spaces, according to a Skanska press release.

Thales, in collaboration with its transmission network technology partner Nokia Corp., has been awarded a contract by Transport for London (TfL) to deliver a comprehensive communications renewal to support the safe operations of the Tube network. The renewal will ensure that TfL’s multiservices network operates at peak performance, minimizing functional risks, journey disruptions and costs for TfL, according to a Thales press release.

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