Alstom joins the US High Speed Rail Association as a Global VIP Member

Alstom joins USHSR in a Persistent Show of Support of High Speed Rail in the United States
WASHINGTON - Dec. 18, 2020 - PRLog -- The US High Speed Rail Association is pleased to announce that Alstom has joined the Association to continue supporting High Speed Rail in America. US President-Elect Joe Biden has promised to expand America's rail network to make it the "cleanest, safest, and fastest rail system in the world."

"We're proud to welcome Alstom to USHSR now as a Global VIP Member," said President Andy Kunz. "Alstom has long supported the mission of bringing HSR to America after decades of success in France and numerous other nations. Alstom has worked continuously for many years advancing high speed rail technologies - making trains ever faster, lighter, more energy efficient, safe and comfortable. We welcome Alstom's expertise and participation in the US high speed rail market, especially now that it's about to really take off under the new Biden administration."

Alstom is a French multinational rolling stock manufacturer operating worldwide in rail transport markets. Alstom develops and markets a complete range of systems, equipment, and services in the railway industry. The company has annual sales of €8 billion, and is one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-speed trains, tramways and metros, electrical and diesel trains, information systems, traction systems, power supply systems, and track work.

The company is active in the fields of passenger transportation, signalling, and locomotives. Notable products include series production of the TGV high-speed trains with over 650 trainsets sold over 25 years, Eurostar, Avelia and New Pendolino high-speed trains, in addition to suburban, regional and metro trains, as well as Citadis trams, the London Underground 1995 Stock, London Underground 1996 Stock, British Rail Class 390 and AGV (now famously deployed in Italy known as the "Ferrari train" operated by US-owned private operator NTV).

Alstom also operates in the rail infrastructure market, designing, producing, and installing infrastructure for the rail network. These include information solutions, electrification, communication systems, track laying, station utilities, as well as workshops and depots. Maintenance, rebuilding, and renovation services are also provided by the company. In nearly 40 years, Alstom has sold more than 1,100 high speed trains around the world and equipped over 300 more with its technology. As of today, Alstom's high-speed trains have covered over 6.4 billion kilometres in 20 countries and transported 4 billion passengers. Alstom operates in 70 countries and employs 26,000 people.

Alstom is currently building Amtrak's recent order for 28 new high speed train sets for use on its flagship Acela Express service along the Northeast Corridor. The first 2 of the trains are currently being tested while trains continue coming off Alstom's assembly lines.

Visit the US High Speed Rail Association for membership information.

Christine Robert

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