MASSACHUSETTS Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has exercised an option worth around $US 70m with Wabtec subsidiary MotivePower for an additional 13 HSP46 diesel locomotives, which will be used on commuter rail services in the Boston area.
TRENITALIA and Alstom hosted an event at Alstom's Savigliano plant in northern Italy on June 25 to give the press, passenger associations, and representatives of the government of Piedmont a first glimpse of the new Coradia Meridian regional emu for Trenitalia.
STADLER Rail reported on June 14 that it achieved revenues of SFr 2.4bn ($US 2.6bn), up from SFr 1.4bn in 2011. However this reflected the high number of orders in 2008-10, before the European debt crisis and the increase in the value of the Swiss Franc, which according to Stadler has added 30% to export prices.
VIA Transport, the company responsible for operating the light rail networks in the German cities of Essen, Oberhausen, Mülheim-an-der-Ruhr, and Geslsenkirchen/Bochum has issued an international tender notice for a contract to supply 18 LRVs with an option for two additional vehicles.