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

JOHANNESBURG Wed Dec 5, 2012 8:25am EST

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 .