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Canada / Siemens wins EUR 650 million train contract from VIA Rail

The Canadian state-owned railway company VIA Rail Canada has awarded Siemens Mobility a EUR 650 million contract to design and produce a new generation of trains. The contract includes the delivery of 32 bi-directional trainsets, powered by diesel locomotives of the type Charger, with a supplemental 15-year service agreement. The new trainsets will service passengers on the Quebec City - Windsor corridor, which connects Toronto and Montreal, and spans more than 2,200 km in a northeast-southwest direction. Delivery of the trainsets will begin in 2021 and passenger services in 2022.
Source: Siemens press release 12.12.2018

China / CR orders 28 EMUs for subsidiaries

China Railway (CR) has announced an order for a total of 28 electric multiple units (EMU) with a maximum speed of 160 km/h for four CRRC subsidiaries. The four subsidiaries are CRRC Dalian, CRRC Zhuzhou, CRRC Tangshan and CRRC Nanjing Puzhen. The order comprises ten four-car and 18 eight-car vehicles. As far as the production is concerned, CRRC Nanjing Puzhen will cooperate with CRRC Zhuzhou and CRRC Tangshan with CRRC Dalian.
Source: CRIC press release 30.11.2018

European Union / Siemens and Alstom submit remedy package to EC

Alstom and Siemens have jointly agreed to submit a remedy package on 12th December 2018 to the European Commission (EC) in response to its Statement of Objection. This package represents their proposal to address the EC\'s concerns while preserving the strategic value of the deal. The proposed remedies mainly concern signalling activities as well as rolling stock products, and represent around 4% of the sales of the combined entity. The parties consider the proposed remedy package to be appropriate and adequate. There is, however, no certainty that the content of this package will be enough to resolve the concerns of the EC. A decision by the EC is expected by 18th February 2019.
Source: Siemens and Alstom press release 12.12.2018


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