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Rail supplier news from Thales, Alstom and HDR (July 20)

Thales will develop and implement a new signaling communications system on the East Coast Main Line of Network Rail in the United Kingdom.
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Thales will develop and implement a new signaling communications system, known as an online key management system, on the East Coast Main Line of Network Rail. This system should go live in 2023. It will then be rolled out across the United Kingdom as part of Network Rail’s long-term program to transform the UK’s rail system. The advanced data security solution will play a key role in the safe and smooth running of a modernized rail network, by securing critical data exchange between trackside equipment and in-cab European train control systems equipment, according to a Thales press release.

Alstom in first quarter fiscal-year 2022 (ended June 30) booked its first fully combined quarterly result with orders worth 6.4 billion euros. The group’s sales reached 3.7 billion euros. The backlog, as June 30, reached 76.8 billion euros, providing strong visibility on future sales, according to an Alstom press release.

Wulf Grote has joined HDR as a senior transit engineering adviser. Based in Denver, Grote will assist HDR’s transit clients with developing public transportation systems, working with the Federal Transit Administration and developing major capital expansion programs. Most recently, Grote helped lead the planning, funding, design and construction of the Valley Metro light rail in Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe, Arizona.

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