On 9 July 2020 Alstom announced that following the notification of the transaction to the European Commission on 11 June 2020, it has taken a further step towards closing of its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a four-year maintenance contract with Norwegian transport operator Vy Tåg AB to maintain its Night Train fleet in Sweden.
On 6 July 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that it has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from India’s Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) to build and deliver 201 metro cars and a signalling solution for the Agra-Kanpur Metro projects.
On 12 June 2020, both first ČD Cargo TRAXX MS3 locomotives, which are present in the Czech Republic, moved from the VUZ Velim test centre to the Ústí nad Labem depot. Following all necessary paperwork being sorted out, the first run in the test regime took place on 23 June.
Since early 2020 most of the railway and other media were employed by the plans to merge the transport divisions of Alstom and Bombardier. However, what can be the real benefits of this acquisition?
On 27 May 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that it has signed contracts for 28 BiLevel commuter carriages with two US West Coast transportation authorities in a procurement led by the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) in Seattle, Washington. The total combined value of the contracts is approximately 108 million USD.