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Loram Maintenance of Way Inc. has acquired a 51 percent stake in Railway Vehicle Engineering Ltd. (RVEL). The transaction enables Loram to add RVEL — a rolling stock maintenance and engineering firm in the United Kingdom — to its growing portfolio of global rail-related businesses, Loram officials said in a press release.Alstom chose Nomad Digital to provide an end-to-end Wi-Fi solution for 20 new passenger trains in Germany. Ordered by Zweckverband GroBraum GMBH (ZBG), the Coradia Continental trains wil run on the Elektronetz Ost network from Hannover to Wolfsburg and Wolfsburg to Hildesheim via Braunschweig. Aarhus Letbane I/S has awarded to the ASAL Consortium, consisting of Ansaldo STS and Stadler Pankow, a contract worth $378 million for a new light-rail system in Aarhus, Denmark. The contract includes the construction of a new light-rail line with 24 stations, as well as a depot, control center and two interconnections with existing regional rail lines.
Bombardier partner CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Co. Ltd. delivered the first four of 15 catenary-free low-floor trams to the city of Nanjing, China. Two of the trams entered into passenger revenue service on the Hexi line to support the second Summer Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing in August.
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) joined representatives of IP Automation and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of IP Automation’s manufacturing plant in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Aug. 29. Additional attendees included representatives from Herzog Contracting Corp. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) joined representatives of R. J. Corman Railroad Group and the NRC on Sept. 2 for a tour of R. J. Corman's rail yard and material sales facility in Allentown, Pa. Representatives from Rajant Corp. and GoRail also attended the tour.