All articles by Prasanth Katam

Prasanth Katam

September’s top stories: HTT signs MoU with India’s APEDB, Amtrak to equip 310 locomotives with PTC

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with APEDB in India to develop a hyperloop route from Amravati to Vijayawada. Amtrak is set to install PTC technology on-board nearly 310 locomotives. wraps up the key headlines from September 2017.

August’s top stories: Fluor JV begins $5.6bn Purple Line project, HS2 seeks construction teams

A Fluor-led JV team starts construction of the $5.6bn Purple Line Light Rail project. HS2 launches its bid for construction teams to assist in the delivery of new stations at Euston and Old Oak Common in London. wraps up the key headlines from August 2017.

July’s top stories: Hitachi trains pass DfT tests, Siemens to install IGBT for Indian Railways

Hitachi’s new intercity trains have passed the UK DfT tests for integration with its digital technology, and Siemens has received a contract to install Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) for Indian Railways. wraps up the key headlines from July 2017.

June’s top stories: Victoria receives $1.14bn for regional network, Astaldi wins Polish rail upgrade contract

Victoria in Australia has secured funds worth nearly $1.14bn for a regional rail network overhaul project, and a JV between Astaldi Group and CLF has received a €82m contract to upgrade a section of the E-59 Warsaw-Poznan railway line. wraps up the key headlines from June.

May’s top stories: Sound Transit to buy 30 LRVs, Astaldi JV secures new railway contract

Sound Transit contracted Siemens to supply 30 additional S70-type light rail vehicles (LRVs), and Astaldi Group secured a €171m contract to upgrade a section of the N-7 Warsaw Wschodnia Osobowa-Dorohusk railway line as part of a JV arrangement. wraps up the key headlines from May 2017.

April’s top stories: Canada’s GO Transit Regional Express project and SNCB received €600m EIB loan

Canada is set to invest more than $1.35bn in the GO Transit Regional Express rail project and Belgium’s Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges (SNCB) secured a €600m loan from EIB to invest in modernising rolling-stock. wraps up the key headlines from March.

January’s top stories: SNCF’s €3.75bn contract, EU to fund Warsaw Metro extension

SNCF awarded a €3.75bn contract to the Alstom-Bombardier consortium for renewal of trains on lines D and E of the Île-de-France network, and the EU is to invest €432m from the Cohesion Fund to extend Warsaw Metro in Poland. wraps-up the key headlines from January 2017.

November’s top stories: Swiss FOT approves Bombardier Traxx trains for Gotthard Base, UK’s NPIF to fund digital signalling technology

The Swiss Federal Office of Transport (FOT) has approved the use of Bombardier Traxx locomotives in the Gotthard Base rail traffic tunnel, and UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) will allocate an extra £450m to trial digital signalling technology on railways. wraps up the key headlines from November.

September’s top stories: NTV to get Alstom high-speed trains, Astaldi JV €1bn deal

Alstom received a contract to provide four Pendolino trains and related maintenance services to Italian open-access operator Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV); a joint venture (JV) comprising Astaldi, Ghella, Oberosler, Cogeis and PAC secured a €1bn contract to build the Italian stretch of the Brenner Railway Tunnel. wraps-up the key headlines from September.

August’s top stories: Alstom wins $2bn Amtrak order, £6.5bn Thameslink Programme

Alstom secured a $2bn contract from US-based rail operator Amtrak to design and build 28 new high-speed trains, Network Rail tested a new signalling system with the help of Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) new Siemens Class 700 train at the ETCS National Integration Facility. wraps-up the key headlines from August.