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August 4, 2016

Deals this week: CAF, Alpiq, Bombardier, Vossloh Locomotives, and MTR

CAF has won a €353m contract to supply 43 trainsets for the Brussels Metro over a period of 12 years, with an option to increase the order size to up to 90 trains.

CAF has won a €353m contract  to supply 43 trainsets for the Brussels Metro over a period of 12 years, with an option to increase the order size to up to 90 trains.

The new trains will run on lines one and five of the Brussels Metro and are expected to be delivered starting from 2019.

The contract was awarded by Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB), which operates a transport network comprising metro, tram, and bus services.

Alpiq has won a $70.36m contract following the successful delivery of a railway technology system for the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland.

The contract was signed with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the Canton of Geneva as part of a consortium, which also includes Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group.

Led by Alpiq, the consortium will equip the 16km CEVA rail route in Western Switzerland with a railway technology system by 2019.

Bombardier Transportation will deliver 125 commuter rail cars for the GO Transit system in Toronto by 2020 under a $328m order received from Metrolinx.

Named BiLevel, the double-deck commuter rail cars are expected to provide better passenger services with enhanced amenities, modern doors, and air conditioning systems.

Bombardier plans to begin the construction of the cars in Q2, 2018.

Vossloh Locomotives has received an order for 44 DE 18 diesel-electric locomotives to be delivered in 2018.

The order was placed by French company Akiem and is valued at €140m. The trains will be produced at the company’s facility in Kiel Suchsdorf, Germany.

MTR will receive 40 new light-rail vehicles from CRRC Nanjing Puzhen, a company based in China.

These will replace its existing fleet of vehicles purchased in 1992, while a further 10 vehicles will be added.

The $745m order has been placed primarily with the intention of increasing the passenger carrying capacity of the rail network.

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