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  • Nightjet couchette car

    Next-generation Nightjet night train coach interiors unveiled


    AUSTRIA: ‘With this train, we are entering a new age of night time travel’, said Austrian Federal Railways CEO Andreas Matthä when the interior design of the next generation of Nightjet sleeping and couchette cars was unveiled at the Siemens Mobility plant in Wien on September ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years.

    Talgo awarded Egyptian night train contract


    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years. The contract was announced on August 9. Talgo expects financing to be put in place in the coming months, and deliveries from its Alava ...

  • Los Angeles Metrolink refurbished coach (9)

    Metrolink unveils refurbished coach


    USA: Los Angeles commuter rail operator Metrolink has returned to service the first of 50 coaches which are undergoing mid-life refurbishment, and has been allocated funding for a capacity enhancement programme. The contract for the refurbishment work was awarded to a Talgo-Systra joint venture in June ...

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    Norske Tog trials reclining seats on overnight trains


    NORWAY: As a pilot project for the planned renewal of the country’s long-distance passenger train fleet, rolling stock company Norske Tog has started trialling reclining seats on overnight services.

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    Passenger Rolling Stock: Building better trains in India


    Indian Railways is developing a new generation of passenger coaches aimed at weaning travellers away from rapidly growing air and road services. Raghu Dayal investigates.

  • CAF and Etihad Rail sign passenger train contract

    Etihad Rail awards UAE passenger train contract


    UAE: National railway project promoter Etihad Rail has signed a 1·2bn dirham contract for Spanish company CAF to design, supply and maintain fleet of push-pull passenger trainsets designed to European standards and equipped with ‘the latest cutting-edge technologies’ that suit the UAE’s topography and climate. The ...

  • RegioJet Bombardier Transportation Traxx locomotive

    RegioJet buys DB double-deckers


    CZECH REPUBLIC: RegioJet has bought 14 DWA-built Type 751.1-4 DBpz(a) double-deck coaches from Deutsche Bahn. These are to be refurbished for use on service R23 between Ústí nad Labem and Kolín which RegioJet operates under contract. RegioJet has operated the route since December 2021 using Škoda-built ...

  • Toronto GO Transit train (Photo: Korneel Luth/Pixabay)

    Ontario Northland to overhaul GO Transit coaches


    CANADA: Greater Toronto area transport authority Metrolinx has awarded Ontario Northland a C$109m contract to refurbish 56 of GO Transit’s BiLevel commuter rail coaches at its Remanufacturing & Repair Centre in North Bay. The overhaul of the double-deck coaches will include structural work and renewed or ...

  • Egyptian National Railways Talgo train delivery (Photo Ministry of Transportation) (9)

    Egyptian Talgo train delivered


    EGYPT: The first of seven Talgo trainsets for Egyptian National Railways has been delivered from Spain to the port of Alexandria. In April 2019 ENR selected Talgo to supply and maintain a fleet of 160 km/h inter-city trainsets for its principal routes ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Flexible train interior concept goes on show at London Marylebone


    UK: Design agency PriestmanGoode has put a flexible train interior mock-up on display at London Marylebone station. Branded ‘Proteus’ after a Greek god able to foretell the future, the design concept aims to offer more comfort and flexibility and reflect societal changes emerging from the coronavirus ...

  • ČD has announced ComfortJet as the brand name for its future Viaggio Comfort trainsets.

    ComfortJet brand for ČD Viaggio Comfort trainsets


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has announced ComfortJet as the brand name for its future Viaggio Comfort trainsets. The 20 nine-car 230 km/h push-pull trainsets are being built by a consortium of Siemens and Škoda Transportation under a KC12·5bn contract signed in April 2021, and are ...

  • Montréal Exo CRRC double-deck coach

    Chinese coaches arrive in Montréal


    CANADA: The first two of 44 double-deck coaches which Montréal city region transport agency Exo has ordered from Chinese manufacturer CRRC Tangshan are expected to be delivered during February. They will undergo minor finishing work and inspection at the Pointe-Saint-Charles maintenance depot, followed by an extensive ...

  • VIA Rail Siemens Mobility Corridor fleet impression

    Designing a train ‘the rest of the world will envy’


    CANADA: Design studio PriestmanGoode developed the styling for the push-pull trainsets which Siemens Mobility is supplying for VIA Rail’s Québec City – Windsor Corridor service, focusing on a ‘sleek, modern’ appearance, ‘accessibility, comfort, and personal space’ and the use of durable materials. ...

  • MOB Goldenpass Express gauge changing Stadler panorama coach impression (2)

    Gauge-changing panorama coaches ordered


    SWITZERLAND: Montreux-Oberland Bahn has awarded Stadler a SFr12m contract to supply four low-floor gauge-changing panorama coaches for the future Goldenpass Express service between Montreux and Interlaken. The order is being financed by MOB with the support of the cantons of Bern, Vaud and Fribourg and the ...

  • SNCB Alstom M7 train

    Double-deck coach order


    BELGIUM: National operator SNCB has ordered a further 98 double-deck M7 multi-function coaches from Alstom at a cost of €268m. Intended to meet projected growth in ridership, the order has been placed within a framework contract signed in 2015 which provides for the supply of up ...

  • Alstom is to supply 16 eight-car Omneo Premium electric multiple-units for the Marseille – Toulon – Nice TER services which Transdev is to operate under contract to Région Sud from summer 2025.

    Trains with a sea view ordered for Marseille – Nice concession


    FRANCE: Alstom is to supply 16 eight-car Omneo Premium electric multiple-units for the Marseille – Toulon – Nice TER services which Transdev is to operate under contract to Région Sud from summer 2025. Transdev beat bids from incumbent operator SNCF and Trenitalia’s ...

  • Toronto GoTransit BiLevel SeriesVII (Photo Alstom)

    GO Transit BiLevels to be overhauled


    CANADA: Transport authority Metrolinx has awarded Alstom a C$171m contract for the mid-life overhaul and refurbishment of 94 BiLevel commuter coaches used on GO Transit commuter serves in the Toronto area. The two-year programme is to be carried out at Alstom’s Thunder Bay plant where the ...

  • VIA Rail new Corridor fleet unveiling

    VIA Rail highlights comfort and accessibility of next generation of Corridor trains


    CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail has officially unveiled the first of the 32 push-pull trainsets which Siemens Mobility is supplying for inter-city services on the Québec City – Montréal – Toronto – Windsor corridor. ‘This new fleet marks a new era for passenger rail service ...

  • TMH double-deck dining car

    FPK orders updated double-deck dining cars


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver plant is to produce a pilot batch of 50 double-deck dining cars for Federal Passenger Co. The Type 61-4525 restaurant cars are intended to complement the Type 61-4523 and 61-4524 double-deck coaches used by the national long-distance passenger operator. TMH’s first double-deck restaurant ...

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    First VIA Rail trainset arrives for testing


    CANADA: The first of 32 inter-city trainsets being built for VIA Rail has been dispatched from the Siemens Mobility plant in Sacramento to the operator’s Montréal maintenance depot for testing and commissioning. Following delivery, the first train is expected to be tested ...