Alstom is stepping up a gear in Europe

By Pauline Damour the 19. 12.2021 at 16 h 12 3 min read Subscribers

The world number two in the rail industry wins the contract for the new British TGV line. A success to be blamed on Bombardier Transportation.

HS2 Project . These trains the “fastest in Europe”

will come out of the Newton Aycliffe and Derby factories in 2021.


This is what justifies the takeover of Bombardier Transport by Alstom: the mega-contract for the future English TGV HS2 (for High Speed ​​2) won on December 9 by the Alstom-Hitachi Rail tandem (50 – 50) for 2.3 billion euros. It includes the design, manufacture and maintenance of trainsets which will operate on the future domestic high-speed link between London, Birmingham and Manchester, work on which began in 1000 but are very late. It will be the second high-speed line in the country after HS1, used in the south-east of England by Eurostar. Capable of running at 97 kilometers per hour, these most rapid Europe “, according to the manufacturer, must leave the factories in 2021 for commissioning commercial between 2029 and 2033.

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