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France / Alstom and RATP to bid for GPE contract with Singaporean partner

A consortium of the French companies RATP Dev and Alstom as well as Singaporean company ComfortDelGro have signed a partnership agreement to submit a bid for the operation of the metro lines 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express (GPE). In case of a successful bid, the companies will form a joint venture (JV) to operate the lines of which RATP Dev will own 60% and the other two companies 20% each. Together, the three companies are planning to offer and integrated multimodal and intermodal transport solution to Paris-based transport authority Ile-des-France Mobiltiés (IdFM) for maintenance, service and operation.
Source: IRJ 22.06.2020

South Korea / Hyundai Rotem to deliver 8 EMUs for GTX Line A

South Korean rolling stock manufacturer Hyundai Rotem has won a contract from the Korea Rail Network Authority to deliver eight eight-car electric multiple units (EMU) for Line A of the Great Train Express (GTX) network. The order value is EUR 87.5 million (KRW 119.2 billion). This is an additional order to the order for 15 eight-car EMUs from March 2020 (((13/2020-78321))). Each EMU can accommodate 1,090 passengers and has an operating speed of 180 km/h. They will be built at Hyundai Rotem’s Changwon plant. The company also expects to win tenders for the train delivery for Line B and Line C of the GTX network.
Source: Hyundai Rotem press release 22.06.2020

Italy / CAF to deliver up to 10 metros to EAV

On 22nd June 2020, Ente Autonomo Volturno, a regional public transport operator based in Naples, and Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF signed a framework contract for the delivery of up to ten six-car metros. The vehicles are planned to be deployed for services on the 10 km Arcobaleno suburban metro line running between Piscinola and Aversa Centro. Under the contract, CAF will deliver an initial batch of four metros for the current system of 1.5 kV DC including the associated depot equipment. The contract also includes three years of maintenance services.
Source: CAF press release 24.06.2020, Metro Report 25.06.2020

Czech Republic / Leo Express and CD end negotiation for acquisition

Czech private long-distance transport operator Leo Express and Czech state railway CD have ended the negotiations regarding a potential acquisition (((18/2020-79384))). According to the company’s own account, however, Leo Express is always looking for a new strategic partner that would help to develop the business of the Czech company, which is growing in the Czech Republic as well as internationally. To this end, the company is still in talks with other potential partners.
Source: Rynek Kolejowy 22.06.2020

Germany / Solaris delivers a further 29 electric buses to OVB

Offenbach-based public transport operator OVB has awarded a contract for a further 29 electric buses to Polish manufacturer Solaris. The order comprises 20 electrically powered standard buses and nine articulated electric buses. Delivery of the 29 vehicles now ordered is scheduled for spring and autumn 2021. By the 2021 timetable change, 36 of Offenbach\'s 87 city buses will be electric. OVB is thus intending to electrify almost half of its own bus fleet by the end of 2021. OVB estimates the investment volume for the procurement of the 29 electric buses at around EUR 17 million, which is around EUR 1.5 million less than originally planned. A share of around EUR 8 million of the total amount will be covered by subsidies from the German federal government.
Source: City of Offenbach press release 24.06.2020

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