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January 19, 2018

Deals this week: BLS, Alstom, Ricardo

BLS has reached an agreement with Stadler for the supply of 52 Flirt trains.

BLS has reached an agreement with Stadler for the supply of 52 Flirt trains.

Delivery of the contracted vehicles is scheduled to start from 2019.

The latest trains are intended to complement the expansion of transportation services in Bern and are set to replace the existing trains.

BLS plans to use 28 of the new trains for commuter services in Bern, while the rest will be introduced across regional routes.

"Rail authorities from the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed rail upgrade project have chosen Ricardo Certification to provide notified body verification services in support of the development."

Bordeaux Metropole has purchased ten Citadis trams from Alstom for a sum of €30m ($36.6m).

The new trams will form part of the Bordeaux Phase III project and will have the capacity to carry 300 passengers each.

The vehicles are also equipped with an APS power supply system, air-conditioning and advanced surveillance systems.

Rail authorities from the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed rail upgrade project have chosen Ricardo Certification to provide notified body verification services in support of the development.

Ricardo will enable the project to comply with the European Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs) under the initiative.

The deal will also see the company be responsible for providing verification services during various different phases of development.

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