Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Railroading Supplier Spotlight


Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight

Rail supplier updates from Ansaldo, Bombardier and HDR Engineering (July 9)


• Ansaldo STS, through subsidiary Ansaldo STS Australia, has obtained contracts in Australia worth $355.7 million, according to a press release. The first contract, worth $311.4 million, was awarded under a Rio Tinto Iron Ore–Ansaldo STS framework agreement established in 2010. The contract covers the development and delivery of an automated train management system for Rio Tinto’s iron-ore rail network in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The other contract, worth $44 million, involves the completion of the next in a series of staged upgrades for network capacity and efficiency enhancements.

• Bombardier Transportation has signed a technology license agreement with CSR Puzhen, a subsidiary of China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corp. Ltd. Under the agreement, Bombardier will provide CSR Puzen with a 10-year license to manufacture and sell low-floor trams featuring Bombardier technology in China. The trams are a variant of the Bombardier Flexity 2 platform of vehicles operating in Blackpool, United Kingdom, and being delivered to the Gold Coast, Australia, according to a Bombardier press release.

• HDR Engineering Inc. has acquired InfraConsult L.L.C., an infrastructure management and advisory firm with offices in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Hawaii. Financial terms were not disclosed. InfraConsult will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of HDR Engineering, according to a HDR press release.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 7/9/2012