S.Africa awards major train deal to France's Alstom

Wed Dec 5, 2012 8:25am EST
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JOHANNESBURG Dec 5 (Reuters) - South Africa's rail agency on Wednesday awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to France's Alstom SA to supply passenger trains in a ten-year deal.

Seven firms had bid for the contract, including Canada's Bombadier, Spain's CAF, Switzerland's Stadler Rail, China North Rail and China South Rail .