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  • Azerbaijan Stadler Flirt DMU (Photo ADY) (11)

    Flirt DMUs enter service in Azerbaijan


    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY put its Stadler Flirt diesel multiple-units into service on the Baku – Ağstafa route on June 14. In November 2019 ADY placed a €115m order with Stadler for 10 Flirt trainsets: four inter-regional DMUs designated DŞ1, three EMUs also configured for inter-regional services ...

  • Marcopolo Rail expands Caxias do Sul plant (photo Marcopolo Rail) (3)

    Marcopolo Rail announces hybrid railcar in expansion drive


    BRAZIL: As part of an expansion of its range, rolling stock supplier Marcopolo Rail has increased the production capacity at its Caxias do Sul plant with the addition of a 2 600 m² hall, the manufacturer announced on June 5. The workshop features gantries and overhead ...

  • OeBB Stadler Servicejet rescue train (Photo OeBB) (3)

    Tri-mode tunnel rescue train designed for the ‘worst-case scenario’


    AUSTRIA: Stadler and Austrian Federal Railways have unveiled the first Servicejet multifunctional firefighting and rescue train, which the manufacturer says is tailor-made ‘for the worst-case scenario’ of a fire in a tunnel. The Rail Equipment GmbH subsidiary of infrastructure manager ÖBB-Infrastruktur has ordered 18 of ...

  • CrossCountry 170 Peterborough 1
    Rail Business UK

    Tidyco to overhaul Class 170 HVAC units


    UK: Porterbrook Leasing has awarded Tidyco a contract to overhaul and refurbish 444 cab and saloon heating, ventilation and air-conditioning modules from ADtranz/Bombardier Class 170 Turbostar diesel multiple-units operated by East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry. Porterbrook and Tidyco have worked together to develop a bespoke overhaul ...

  • KiHa 183 DMUs arrive to Cambodia image Royal Railway  (1)

    Japanese DMUs find second homes in Thailand and Cambodia


    ASIA: Japan’s JR Hokkaido and JR East have sold cars of ex-Series KiHa 183 diesel multiple-units to Thailand and Cambodia. JR Hokkaido announced on April 12 that it had sold its remaining 11 cars, which had served as Series KiHa 183 diesel multiple-units, to Cambodia’s national ...

  • CrossCountry 170 Peterborough 1
    Rail Business UK

    CrossCountry DMU maintenance contract signed


    UK: CrossCountry has awarded West Midlands Trains a long-term contract to continue to maintain the long-distance operator’s Class 170 diesel multiple-unit fleet at Tyseley depot in Birmingham until 2031. ‘Servicing, maintaining and cleaning the Class 170 fleet has been, and continues to be, an important part ...

  • XC Voyager 221127 under the wires at Stoke on Trent on 06.30 Bournemouth to Manchester PiccadillyTM
    Rail Business UK

    CrossCountry gets more Voyagers as refurbishment plan agreed


    UK: CrossCountry has selected Alstom as preferred bidder to refurbish its fleet of Voyager DMUs over a broadly two-year period as part of an investment package aimed at increasing capacity on its network by up to 25%. The national long-distance operator also announced on March 25 ...

  • Pesa DMU for Ghana (3)

    DMU for Ghana unveiled in Poland


    GHANA: Pesa’s first diesel multiple-unit for Ghana Railway Development Authority has been unveiled in a ceremony at the Polish manufacturer’s local Bydgoszcz Główna station. A framework agreement for 12 DMUs was signed at the InnoTrans 2022 trade fair, with a firm order for two units. The ...

  • ADY Stadler Flirt DMU (Photo ADY) (1)

    Stadler DMUs delivered to Azerbaijan


    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY took delivery of four Stadler Flirt diesel multiple-units during December. They were ordered in November 2019 in a €115m deal that also includes six EMUs which are scheduled for handover in 2024. Stadler transferred production from Belarus to ...

  • Kiha 183 cars arrive photo gov of DR Congo (2)

    Japanese DMUs to support DR Congo route modernisation scheme


    DR CONGO: Seven cars of an ex-JR Hokkaido Kiha 183 trainset were delivered to the port of Matadi on December 13 for use by Office National des Transports. The intermediate and driving cars were built by Fuji Heavy Industries and Niigata Engineering between 1979 and 1992. ...

  • VLocity DMU Australia (Photo Alstom)

    Alstom wins Victoria fleet maintenance contract


    AUSTRALIA: Alstom has won a €900m contract to maintain the VLocity and Classic regional train fleets in Victoria. The VLocity diesel multiple-units which were built at Alstom’s Dandenong plant will be maintained alongside the Classic fleet at sites in West Melbourne, South Dynon and Ballarat East. ...

  • CRRC DMU for Argentina

    CRRC wins Argentina DMU order


    ARGENTINA: China’s CRRC has announced what it says is the largest diesel multiple-unit order in Argentina’s history, covering the supply of 50 trainsets. The order announced by CRRC on November 13 includes 25 broad gauge DMUs, 15 metre-gauge trainsets and 10 standard-gauge trains. ...

  • CD orders more RegioFox DMUs

    ČD orders 30 more RegioFox DMUs


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy exercised an option on November 7 for Pesa Bydgoszcz to supply 30 more two-car RegioFox diesel multiple-units at a cost of KC3bn. In February 2021 ČD and Pesa signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 ...

  • Northern Class 156 DMU at Deansgate (Photo Northern)
    Rail Business UK

    Modelling tool to optimise DMU fuel consumption


    UK: A modelling tool is being developed to help Northern Trains optimise speeds and braking patterns to minimise the fuel consumed by its fleet of 276 diesel multiple-units. The tool will use the specific topography of Northern’s routes, combined with real consumption data. It is being ...

  • Northern Class 156 DMU
    Rail Business UK

    Northern Trains plans framework contract for 450 multiple-units


    UK: Northern Trains has invited expressions of interest in a framework contract covering the supply of up to 450 multiple-units to replace ‘significant quantities of its ageing fleet’. Firm orders would be placed in phases. The initial order would be for ‘multi-mode’ multiple-units, with Northern having ...

  • Tren Maya first trainset delivered

    First Tren Maya coach delivered


    MEXICO: The first four passenger vehicles for the Tren Maya project have arrived by road in Cancún, Quintana Roo state, from Alstom’s assembly plant in Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo. Announcing the development on July 10, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the event held at ...

  • SŽ-Pp has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a further 20 Flirt diesel multiple-units from 2025.

    Slovenian operator orders more Flirt DMUs


    SLOVENIA: National passenger operator SŽ-Pp has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a further 20 Flirt diesel multiple-units from 2025. The DMUs will have provision for possible future conversion to electric operation. The €148·3m contract was signed on June 14 during an event to mark the ...

  • Nagatoshi station

    Japanese railway to test biofuel


    JAPAN: West Japan Railway is to test the use of biofuels to power diesel multiple-units on the Sanin Main Line between Shimonoseki and Nagatoshi.

  • Angola CFB CRRC Tangshan DMU

    CRRC DMUs enter service on Lobito – Benguela line


    ANGOLA: Three diesel multiple-units supplied by CRRC Tangshan have entered revenue service on the Lobito – Benguela line. The trains are being used on the Ombaka Express service operated by Caminho de Ferro de Benguela; the Lobito to Benguela journey takes 30 min. An adult ticket ...

  • Transport for Wales Rail Class 230 battery-diesel hybrid multiple-unit.
    Rail Business UK

    Class 230s finally enter service with Transport for Wales


    UK: Transport for Wales has run its first Class 230 battery-diesel hybrid trainset in passenger service on the Wrexham – Bidston Borderlands Line. Tony Miles reports.