Alstom shareholder approve merger with Siemens Mobility

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PARIS — Alstom and Siemens Mobility unit are one step closer to merging after Alstom shareholders approved the combination in a special meeting on Tuesday.

In a news release, Alstom officials said that 95 percent of Alstom shareholders approved of the merger, which must also receive approval from European anti-trust regulators.

Alstom has a contract to build the next generation of Acela Express passenger trainsets for Amtrak. Siemens Mobility is responsible for the ACS-64 electric passenger locomotives used by Amtrak and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority on the Northeast Corridor, Charger diesel-electric locomotives, and single-level coach trainsets used by Brightline in Florida.

Alstom has manufacturing shop in upstate New York. Siemens has shops in Sacramento, Calif.

See the new release online.
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