Rolling Stocks Market – Notable Highlights
- CRRC Corporation Limited (CRRC), a rolling stock giant signed a strategic agreement with TÜV Rheinland, a global technical service provider – to improve their collaborative services including international compliance testing and certification of rolling stocks in September 2018.
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- Siemens announced the investment of 200 million euros to start rolling stocks factory at Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire, UK in March 2018. In April, the company got approval from the Orange County Transportation Authority to supply vehicles for the county’s Streetcar project.
- In February 2018, Swiss Stadler Rail AG announced the plan of building a new factory in Georgia which will focus on the manufacture of new rolling stocks and repair services for the Georgian Railway and the Tbilisi Metro.
- Three new Evolution Series locomotives from GE Transportation will be acquired by Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd., announced GE in October 2018. The new rolling stocks scheduled to be manufactured in 2020 will be used in interstate transportation of metals, grains and ethanol.
- In 2017, Tokyu Corporation ordered 10-car electric multiple units from Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-TREC) for Tokyo’s suburban services at Denentoshi Line. The new units will be designated as Series 2020 as the country will host the 2020 Olympic Games.
Rolling Stock Businesses Realign as Manufacturers Procure Big Ticket Projects
A modest outlook has been witnessed in the rolling stocks market in the past decade, in line with significant railway infrastructure investments made by national governments. As business giants become more engaged in increasing their market share through procurement of big ticket projects, the rolling stocks market continues to witness realignment.
- In December 2018, Bombardier Transportation announced the signing of a rolling stock contract of worth 437 million euros with an undisclosed European customer.
- In June 2018, Siemens was selected by Transport for London (TfL) to supply metro train sets for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line which is TfL’s first rolling stock contract placed under Deep Tube Upgrade Program.
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- Alstom also received worth 315 million euro contract by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) for Mumbai Metro Line 3 to supply 248 metro cars in September 2018.
- In addition, the Mumbai Metro Project has initiated contracts with 6 international and Indian rolling stock providers in addition to Alstom. The rolling stock providers include Hyundai Rotem, Korea, CRRC Corporation Ltd., Titagarh wagons & TitagarhFirema, CAF India & CAF, Spain, Bombardier India & Bombardier Germany and Bharat Earth Movers Ltd.