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  • 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 ...

  • PriestmanGoode train interior design concept (6)
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    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 ...

  • Chicago Metra Alstom Coradia coach impression (Image Alstom Design & Styling) (1)

    Amsted Rail to supply bogies for Chicago commuter rail coaches


    USA: Amsted Rail Transit is to supply bogies, couplers, drawgear and crash energy management systems for the double-deck commuter rail coaches which Chicago’s Metra has ordered from Alstom. ‘This programme will make Amsted Rail the only US provider of cast steel bogie designs with the in-house ...

  • Mongolian narrow gauge children's railway fleet

    Children’s railway under construction in Mongolia


    MONGOLIA: National operator Ulaanbaatar Railway has begun developing its first children’s railway, where school pupils will be able to gain experience of railway operations. The 2·1 km circular line is being built in the northern city in Darkhan under a project being ...

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    Capsule coach concept on show


    RUSSIA: A mock up of a design concept for ‘capsule’ accommodation on long-distance trains has been unevield by TMH Engineering at the PRO//Motion Railway Fair at the Shcherbinka test centre near Moscow. TMH said the design draws on Russian and international experience ...

  • RDC Asset has awarded ŽOS Trnava a three-year contract to maintain its overnight train coaches

    ŽOS Trnava to maintain RDC night train stock


    GERMANY: Railroad Development Corp’s vehicle leasing and management business RDC Asset has awarded ŽOS Trnava a three-year contract to maintain its overnight train coaches, with a guaranteed minimum order of 10 vehicles per year. The work will start with Bvcmz couchette cars. ...

  • Nightjet Siemens Mobility coaches impression (2)

    ÖBB orders 20 more night train sets


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has ordered a further 20 seven-car sets of Viaggio Next Level coaches from Siemens Mobility for use on Nightjet overnight services. The order announced on August 10 is the second to be placed under a 2018 framework agreement covering up to 700 vehicles. ...

  • TMH Tver double-deck coach (1)

    Double-deck coaches certified


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver plant has obtained certification for the latest version of the double-deck sleeping cars which it is supplying to Federal Passenger Co under a February 2019 framework agreement. This covers the delivery of up to 3 730 coaches of various types by 2025. ...

  • Ukrainian Railways coach

    Ukrainian Railways orders 100 sleeping cars


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia has awarded KVSZ a contract to supply 100 sleeping cars. The order includes 51 coaches with four-berth compartments, 12 with two-berth compartments and 37 with facilities for passengers with reduced mobility, including 17 with a train manager’s compartment. All are due to ...

  • Chicago Metra Bike Car exterior

    Commuter operator expands Bike Cars programme


    USA: Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has extended its Bike Car programme, with the introduction of coaches modified to carry bicycles on two more lines and further routes set to follow. Two coaches have been modified for use on the Rock Island ...