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CHSRA receives 4 bids in ETO process

As part of a process to select an Early Train Operator (ETO), the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) received four bids from the originally five shortlisted consortia (see SCI RAILDATA Issue 18/2017) by 6th September 2017. Stagecoach Group was the only party not to submit a proposal. The contract includes consulting services regarding the planning of technical as well as commercial aspects of the high-speed rail (HSR) project. The focus in that respect will be on operators, rolling stock and infrastructure. The winning consortium will be announced on 6th October 2017 and the contract is planned to be signed in November 2017. The volume of the project has been estimated at EUR 25.2 million (USD 30 million). The first HSR line in California is scheduled to open in 2029.

Source: CHSRA press release 07.09.2017


MRCE orders 30 additional Vectron locos

Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE), a full-service locomotive leasing company, has ordered 30 additional Vectron locomotives from Siemens. Ten of the vehicles will be delivered as multi-system Vectron MS units for cross-border operations in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The remaining 20 locomotives will be equipped as direct-current locomotives (Vectron DC) for operations in Italy. Delivery of the locomotives is scheduled to begin in January 2018. The contract with MRCE also includes an option for an additional 20 locomotives. The multi-system locomotives ordered have a maximum output of 6,400 kW and a top speed of 160 km/h, and the Vectron DC has an output of 5,200 kW. Both versions are equipped with national train control systems and the MS locomotives also have the European Train Control System (ETCS).

Source: Siemens press release 14.09.2017


Rail.One and S:t Eriks start cooperationin HSR constructions

German railway technology company Rail.One and Swedish company S:t Eriks have started a cooperation in order to support high-speed rail (HSR) projects on the Swedish network. The two companies are planning to produce infrastructure components especially designed for the environmental conditions in Sweden, such as the Rheda 2000 system from Rail.One.

Source: Rail.One press release 14.09.2017


Altpro to equip vehicles of HZPP with ATP system

HZPP, the rail passenger transport operator of Croatian state railway HZ, and Croatian railway technology company Altpro have signed an agreement for equipping vehicles with the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system. Both sides signed the agreement worth EUR 1.6 million (HRK 12 million) on 11th September 2017. A total of 38 diesel multiple units (DMU) and ten shunting locomotives are planned to be equipped with the ATP system named Autostop. Tehnicki Servisi Zeljeznickih Vozila (TSZV), a subsidiary of HZPP, will implement the measures within 180 days. As part of a modernisation programme for HZPP's rolling stock, the project will be funded by the World Bank with EUR 43 million.

Source: Altpro press release 11.09.2017


Downer EDI receives maintenance contracts worth EUR 47 million

On 11th September 2017, it was announced that Downer EDI's maintenance depot in Maryborough, Queensland, had been awarded a series of maintenance contracts worth around EUR 47 million (AUD 70 million). Firm contracts for the maintenance of transformers and air-conditioning systems have already been signed and the company has also been confirmed as the preferred bidder to provide bogie maintenance, refurbishment for passenger coaches of the L series as well as locomotive overhauls.

Source: Government of Queensland press release 11.09.2017