SYSTRA has won the contract to oversee the design and to supervise the construction of 1,000 km of high-speed railway – in Kazakhstan

SYSTRA has signed a contract with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) – the Kazakh Railway Authority to oversee the design and to supervise the construction of a high-speed rail line between the cities of Almaty and Astana. The contract was signed  on 5th March in Kazakhstan’s capital city of Astana by SYSTRA CEO Pierre Verzat, and Askar Uzakpaevitch Mamin, KTZ Chairman, marking 10-years of successful collaboration. This partnership took on a new dimension in 2011 following the signature of a contract for a feasibility study for this line.

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SYSTRA hired by LIRR to review its system’s lightning protection, diagnostics and backup systems

The LIRR apologizes for the service suspension last night that left many of our customers without a regular means of getting home and that stranded some passengers on trains between stations.

LIRR crews worked overnight to restore the signal system west of Jamaica that was damaged by a lightning strike. By about 4:30 am this morning, the electronic signal and switch system had been restored, allowing for a near normal rush hour this morning. The LIRR ran all but four of its normal compliment of 143 AM rush hour trains and we anticipate a normal commute home this evening. Read more…