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  • KTJ panorama coach (Photo: KTJ)

    Panoramic coaches added to Kyrgyz trains


    KYRGYZSTAN: A second panoramic tourist coach has entered service on the 200 km route between Bishkek and Balykchy on the shore of the Ysyk-Köl lake.

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    Amtrak orders more Airo push-pull trainsets


    USA: Amtrak has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm order to supply a further 10 Airo push-pull trainsets. The order announced by the national passenger operator on August 21 has been placed as an option on a contract let in 2021. It takes the total procurement to ...

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    Israel Railways to switch to entirely double-deck fleet


    ISRAEL: Israel Railways has approved a 7bn shekel rolling stock acquisition programme which will enable it to phase out single-deck trains to help meet forecast ridership of 105 million passengers in 2025 and 300 million in 2040. The plan approved on July 31 includes a planned ...

  • PKP Intercity reissued a tender for the supply of 38 seven-car double-deck push-pull trainsets

    PKP Intercity seeks 91 locos and 38 push-pull trainsets


    POLAND: National long-distance operator PKP Intercity reissued a tender for the supply of 38 seven-car double-deck push-pull trainsets together with 45 multi-system electric locomotives on August 1. On August 4, it also called tenders for the supply of 46 electric locomotives. Push-pull & loco bid ...

  • Impression of Alstom Adessia coach for Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Connecticut orders customised commuter train coaches


    USA: Connecticut Department of Transportation has awarded Alstom a $315m contract to supply 60 single-deck coaches customised to its requirements, with options for 313 more. They are to be delivered from 2026, initially for use on CTRail-branded regional services on the Hartford Line, which run over ...

  • Impression of Škoda Group and Titagarh Firema night train for Trenitalia - Comfort class

    Trenitalia orders sleeping cars offering ‘comfort, privacy and tranquillity’


    Comfort class. ITALY: National passenger operator Trenitalia has awarded a consortium of Škoda Group and Titagarh Firema a contract to supply up to 370 sleeping cars which the Czech company says will offer an ’extraordinary travel experience with greater comfort, privacy and a tranquillity resembling a ...

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    Shimla mountain railway coaches on test


    INDIA: Panoramic coaches specially built for Indian Railways’ UNESCO World Heritage listed 762 mm gauge Kalka - Shimla line are now on test. The Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala has built an Air-Conditioned Executive Chair Car with 12 seats, an AC Chair ...

  • GoldenPass Express train

    GoldenPass Express begins gauge-changing again after wheel spacing modification


    SWITZERLAND: The GoldenPass Express service has once again begun running through from Montreux to Interlaken, after modifications were made to the gauge-changing rolling stock to address problems with excessive track wear. Through running from the metre gauge Montreux-Oberland Bahn network to standard gauge BLS tracks began ...

  • Prototype refurbished Yosaria Trains sleeping car

    Yosaria Trains acquires ex-DB double-deck sleeping cars


    SLOVAKIA: Yosaria Trains has taken delivery of 35 out-of-use double-deck sleeping cars which were formerly used on Deutsche Bahn CityNightLine services.

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    Couchette coach refurbishment contract awarded


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has awarded Škoda Group a contract to modernise six couchette cars for Nightjet overnight services, with an option for 28 more. Škoda said the modernised coaches would feature ‘comfortable’ beds, modern lighting and updated toilets as well as an accessible compartment. The ...

  • DSB Talgo 230 driving coach

    DSB doubles Talgo inter-city train order


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has increased its order for Talgo 230 inter-city trainsets from eight to 16 trainsets. It has also ordered 16 driving trailer coaches which will enable push-pull operation with Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotives. DSB said push-pull operation would be cheaper and more ...

  • KTZ 3

    Wagon manufacturer enters passenger market


    KAZAKHSTAN: The passenger division of national railway KTZ has put into service the first batch of coaches supplied by Petropavlovsk-based wagon manufacturer Ziksto. The company has begun producing Type 61-4440 compartment and 300 Type 61-447 open saloon coaches to a design developed at Transmashholding’s Tver plant. An ...

  • Orient Express La Dolce Vita impression

    Knorr-Bremse to equip La Dolce Vita luxury trains


    ITALY: Arsenale Express has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply braking, climate control, door and sanitary systems for two rakes of 11 coaches which are being modernised for use on La Dolce Vita luxury ‘slow travel’ services La Dolce Vita is being developed by luxury travel ...

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    Egyptian coach maintenance agreement signed


    EGYPT: Chairman of Egyptian National Railways Mohamed Amer and Transmashholding Vice-President Sergo Kurbanov have signed a €430m, 12-year agreement for the maintenance of the coaches which are being supplied under a contract agreed in 2018. So far 725 of the 1 350 ordered coaches have been ...

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    Etihad Rail orders push-pull trains


    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Qingdao Sifang a contract to supply three push-pull trainsets with options for up to 20 more. Each trainset will comprise a diesel locomotive, five intermediate passenger cars and a driving trailer coach. They will have a design ...

  • Poznań-based FPS H Cegielski has delivered the last of 81 coaches ordered by PKP Intercity.

    PKP Intercity coaches delivered


    POLAND: Poznań-based FPS H Cegielski has delivered the last of 81 coaches ordered by PKP Intercity. The 700m złoty order signed in February 2018 included seven first-class compartment cars, 27 second-class open and 27 second-class compartment cars, 10 second-class open cars with spaces for eight bicycles ...

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    More rolling stock needed to support passenger market growth, say European associations


    EUROPE: The Association of European Rail Rolling Stock Lessors and the AllRail association of independent operators have met to discuss the provision of vehicles to facilitate the launch of new passenger services. Rolling stock availability has provided a stumbling block to ambitions to launch new open ...

  • Amtrak Southwest Chief at East Keota

    Amtrak launches night train fleet replacement process


    USA: National passenger operator Amtrak has issued a request for information to potential suppliers of rolling stock to replace the vehicles used on 14 overnight routes including the Auto Train, California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder and Southwest Chief. During December ‘as many as 10’ ...

  • Egyptian National Railways Talgo inter-city train (2)

    Egyptian Talgo trainset enters service


    EGYPT: The first of the Talgo trainsets ordered by Egyptian National Railways for use on the routes from Cairo north to Alexandria and south to Aswan entered service on December 24. Talgo said the new stock would increase capacity and service quality on the routes, while ...

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    VR orders more night train rolling stock


    FINLAND: National operator VR has selected Škoda Transtech to supply nine sleeping cars and eight car-carrying vans to enter service from the end of 2025.