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Alstom to develop new high speed train designs

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Whither AGV?

Alstom SA, the French maker of rail equipment and signaling systems, is starting to develop larger, more comfortable and more efficient high-speed trains to win rail contracts at home and in the U.S., Spain and the U.K.

“The goal is to reduce energy consumption by 35 percent per train,” Ana Giros, the head of Alstom Transport France, told reporters in Saint-Ouen, near Paris, on Monday. “We’re not in a race for speed; the idea is to work on the passenger experience and the cost per seat.”




similar from the Torygraph:

France's Alstom has revealed it is building a range of more commuter-friendly trains in a bid to win the UK's High Speed Two (HS2) rail contracts.

The company, which is involved in power generation as well as railways, said its next-generation trains will be larger, more comfortable and greener.



Perhaps the comments on "more comfort" were prompted by this:


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