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  • Revolution VLR (Photo: Transport Design International)
    Rail Business UK

    Prototype Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle ready for testing

    2021-08-12T15:40:00Z

    UK: Assembly of the prototype Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle has been completed, and is it now ready for testing to assess the feasibility of providing passenger services on low-traffic and feeder routes where the high cost of conventional rolling stock is currently a barrier to operations.

  • Indian Railways Agra Cantonment station (Photo: Michael Lashley/Pixabay)
    News

    Indian Railways to test fuel cell trains

    2021-08-11T09:02:00Z

    INDIA: Indian Railways’ Organisation of Alternative Fuels has invited bids to supply fuel cells and refuelling equipment for the conversion of two diesel-electric multiple units to hydrogen power. Last year Indian Railways completed the design of a 140 km/h fuel cell and battery hybrid trainset ...

  • Transport for Wales Stadler Flirt trainset (5)
    Rail Business UK

    Transport for Wales Flirts on test in Switzerland

    2021-07-26T11:30:00Z

    UK: Testing has begun in Switzerland of the first of the Flirt multiple-units which Stadler is building for Transport for Wales, ahead of delivery for further testing on the Wales Borders network and entry into passenger service from the end of 2022. Stadler ...

  • HybridFLEX Train
    Rail Business UK

    HybridFLEX prototype battery-diesel multiple-unit launched

    2021-07-21T15:14:00Z

    UK: Chiltern Railways has unveiled its prototype HybridFLEX multiple-unit fitted with a hybrid traction system which can offer zero emissions and near silent operation at stations and in other sensitive locations. Developed by the operator, leasing company Porterbrook and MTU PowerPack supplier Rolls-Royce, the HybridFLEX ...

  • Tren Maya P'atal train impression (Image Alstom) (2)
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    Contract for jaguar inspired Tren Maya fleet signed

    2021-06-10T08:41:00Z

    MEXICO: The 36·6bn pesos contract to supply 42 diesel and electro-diesel trainsets for the Tren Maya project was signed in the presence of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on June 9. National tourism promotion fund Fonatur announced on May 26 that it had chosen a ...

  • Test equipment fitted to unit 195002 (Photo: Northern)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern’s CAF multiple-units return to service

    2021-06-09T11:41:00Z

    UK: All but two of Northern’s CAF Class 195 diesel and Class 331 electric multiple-units are now back in service, after analysis of the causes of the cracks discovered in April and the development of a modification that is being rolled out across the Class 195 fleet.

  • Arriva Stadler Wink multiple-unit (7)
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    Dutch lines get the Wink

    2021-04-15T09:53:00Z

    NETHERLANDS. The 18 Stadler Wink multiple-units ordered by Arriva for use around Groningen and Leeuwarden began entering regular service on April 12. Arriva was the launch customer for Stadler’s Wandelbarer Innovativer Nahverkehrs-Kurzzug (‘convertible, innovative short train for local transport’) placing ...

  • AB Transitio and CAF have finalised a contract for the supply of 28 multiple-units, formed of 20 electric and eight bimode units
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    Biodiesel-electric units in order for lingonberry-coloured trains

    2021-04-13T15:21:00Z

    SWEDEN: Leasing organisation AB Transitio and CAF have finalised a contract for the supply of 28 multiple-units, formed of 20 electric units and eight bimodes which will also be able to run on renewable biodiesel to meet local environmental targets on lines which are not currently ...

  • CAF Weld Failure yaw damper & weld failures B
    Rail Business UK

    Northern withdraws CAF multiple-units after damper bracket failures

    2021-04-07T15:45:00Z

    UK: A significant number of CAF multiple units operated by Northern were taken out of service at the beginning of April after the failure of a yaw damper mounting bracket. Sections of the vehicle’s structure were broken away completely in the incident. ...

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    Biotren fleet unveiled

    2021-03-26T10:00:00Z

    CHILE: The 15 Chinese-built multiple-units ordered by national operator EFE to work regional services in the south of the country were formally unveiled on March 23. As part of the government’s Chile on Rails investment strategy, EFE awarded contracts in 2018 ...

  • Translink NI Railways CAF DMU cars delivered March 2021 (5)
    Rail Business UK

    First vehicles delivered to lengthen Northern Ireland DMUs

    2021-03-23T10:07:00Z

    UK: Translink has taken delivery of the first three of 21 intermediate cars ordered from CAF to extend seven existing NI Railways Class 4000 diesel multiple-units from three to six cars for use on busier routes. This will provide around 1 600 additional seats every day. ...

  • gb ScotRail active travel Class 153 (1)
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail plans Active Travel DMU deployment on West Highland Line

    2021-03-15T12:00:00Z

    UK: ScotRail hopes to see the first of its five ‘Active Travel’ coaches converted from Class 153 single-car diesel multiple-units entering service during the May 2021 timetable. The main challenge is the training of 38 drivers from Oban and Glasgow Queen Street depots whilst coronavirus social ...

  • České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units
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    ČD signs framework contract for 160 Pesa regional DMUs

    2021-03-02T13:34:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units, with a firm order worth almost KC3bn for an initial 33 units. The 120 km/h low-floor DMUs will ...

  • Costa Rica's national railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight CRRC diesel multiple-units for commuter services around San José.
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    ‘Modern, efficient and sustainable’ trains arrive in Costa Rica

    2021-01-22T12:26:00Z

    COSTA RICA: National railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight diesel multiple-units for use on commuter services around the capital San José. ‘With the arrival of these new trains, the process of rail modernisation begins’, said Incofer President Elizabeth Briceño. ‘Current passenger operations will be improved ...

  • ČD has acquired 22 RegioShuttle RS1 railcars from HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock at a cost of € 15·5m.
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    ČD buys Hohenzollernische Landesbahn RegioShuttle railcars

    2020-12-21T16:37:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: ČD has acquired 22 RegioShuttle RS1 railcars from HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock at a cost of €15·5m. Built in 1997, the MAN-powered low-floor single-car DMUs were previously operated by Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs AG’s Hohenzollernische Landesbahn on Zollernalbbahn services 1 and 2, but have now been ...

  • gb Northern CAF Class 195 (Northern)
    Rail Business UK

    CAF completes final Class 195 DMU for Northern

    2020-12-11T08:57:00Z

    UK: CAF has delivered the final Class 195 Civity diesel multiple-unit to Northern, completing the 2016 order for 25 two-car and 33 three-car sets. The final 44 vehicles were assembled at the company’s new factory in Newport, which was opened by Prince of Wales in February, ...

  • Myanma Railways has awarded a partnership of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp and Spain’s CAF two contracts for the supply of a total of 246 diesel-electric multiple-unit cars in 2023-25
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    Myanma Railways orders two train fleets

    2020-12-08T16:24:00Z

    MYANMAR: National operator Myanma Railways has awarded a partnership of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp and Spain’s CAF two contracts for the supply of a total of 246 diesel-electric multiple-unit cars in 2023-25 One contract covers 11 six-car high capacity metro-style cars for the project to modernise the ...

  • Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator vehicle at Long Marston
    Rail Business UK

    Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator vehicle prepared for testing

    2020-11-24T10:22:00Z

    UK: The prototype Revolution Very Light Rail railcar has been delivered to the Quinton Rail Technology Centre at Long Marston, where final assembly, system integration and performance validation testing will be completed by early 2021 ahead of demonstration to potential railway project sponsors and stakeholders. Revolution ...

  • gb West Midlands Railway Class 172
    Rail Business UK

    Leasing company takes on DMU heavy maintenance

    2020-11-11T05:00:00Z

    UK: Responsibility for heavy maintenance, future maintenance optimisation and the enhancement of West Midlands Trains’ Bombardier Transportation Class 172 diesel multiple-units has been transferred from the operator to Porterbrook. The leasing company said this ‘new, more collaborative’ way of working would build on the quality and ...

  • gb ScotRail active travel Class 153 (3)
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail’s active travel coach offers space for skis, tandems and e-bikes

    2020-10-21T12:44:00Z

    UK: ScotRail has unveiled the interior of the first of the five ‘active travel’ coaches which are being produced by modifying Class 153 single-car diesel multiple-units to carry up to 20 bicycles, bulky luggage and sporting equipment such as skis. The vehicles ...