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Alstom has secured four contracts from Italy’s primary train operator, Trenitalia, for the delivery of up to 54 Coradia Stream regional locomotives.

The combined value of the four contracts is €330m ($407m).

Trenitalia is expected to deploy the new vehicles in the Veneto, Liguria, Marche and Abruzzo regions upon delivery.

The trains will have maximum seating capacity of 300 each and will be 95% recyclable.

The city of Phoenix has awarded a $305m contract to Bombardier Transportation for stage 2 works related to the extension of the existing PHX Sky Train automated people mover (APM) system, which is stationed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

"The Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded a contract to Consortium SaVe for the construction of a substructure for the Theemsweg freight rail link."

Works scheduled to be carried out under the initiative include the construction of two new stations, as well as the extension of APM’s maintenance facility and associated infrastructure.

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Siemens has entered a business combination agreement (BCA) with Alstom for the integration of their mobility businesses.

The new business unit will be named Siemens Alstom and is set to be based in Saint-Ouen, France.

Siemens and Alstom intend to grow their respective customer reach and evolve as key players in the rail market via the establishment of the combined entity.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded a contract to Consortium SaVe for the construction of a substructure for the Theemsweg freight rail link.

The scope of the contract includes the construction of an elevated railway viaduct and two steel bridges.

Work under the development is expected to be completed by 2020.

The SaVe consortium comprises Iemants, Mobilis, Besix, Dura, Hollandia and Vermeer.

Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has agreed to establish a new joint venture (JV) with Siemens.

The new JV, Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR), is set to be owned by the two companies on an equal basis and will be based in the Netherlands.

It is expected to primarily focus on locomotive maintenance services.

LWR is expected to be operational from next year.

Australia’s Victorian State Government has placed an order for the procurement of four tunnel boring machines (TBMs), which will be used to facilitate the construction of the Metro Tunnel project in Melbourne.

The TBMs will be deployed at work sites in Domain and Arden.

Deliveries of the TBMs are expected to begin in 2019.