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    Newag and PKP Intercity unveil 200 km/h Griffin locomotive


    POLAND: Newag unveiled the first 200 km/h version of its Griffin multi-system electric locomotive at the 15th Trako International Railway Fair in Gdańsk on September 20. National long-distance operator PKP Intercity placed a 258·6m złoty order for 10 Griffin E4MSP locomotives capable of 200 km/h operation ...

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    Toshiba locomotives for Taiwan on test


    TAIWAN: Japanese manufacturer Toshiba has begun testing the first of 68 Class E500 electric locomotives ordered by Taiwan Railways Administration to haul inter-city passenger and freight trains.

  • TMH EMKA2 loco

    Electric-battery shunting locomotive unveiled


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant unveiled its EMKA2 electric-battery shunting locomotive at the PRO//Dvizhenie.Expo trade fair in St Petersburg, saying more than 90% of the components were designed and manufactured domestically. The EMKA2 is derived from the TEM23 modular diesel locomotive. It is designed for ...

  • 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 ...

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    Tanzania Railways Corp standard gauge locomotives and EMUs unveiled


    TANZANIA: The first of the electric locomotives and multiple-units which Hyundai Rotem is to supply for Tanzania Railways Corp’s standard gauge line have been unveiled at the manufacturer’s Changwon factory in South Korea. Guests at the event on July 26 included Tanzanian ...

  • Akiem Vectron (Photo Siemens Mobility)

    Akiem orders more Vectron locomotives


    EUROPE: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm order to supply a further 15 Vectron AC and Vectron MS electric locomotives in 2025-27. The order announced on July 31 has been placed under a framework agreement for locomotives, ancillary equipment and services signed which ...

  • DB Cargo UK Class 90 in I am the backbone of the economy livery
    Rail Business UK

    DB Cargo UK withdraws Class 90 electric locos


    UK: DB Cargo UK has taken what it calls ‘the bold decision’ to withdraw its entire fleet of Class 90 electric locomotives, citing ‘the cost of running and maintaining this fleet given the extraordinary economic pressures facing our sector’. The operator currently has 24 of the ...

  • Medway Vectron

    Medway Belgium orders electric locos


    BELGIUM: MSC subsidiary Medway Belgium has ordered 15 Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives for use on cross-border freight services from Belgium. The 6·4 MW locos with a maximum speed of 160 km/h will be used on routes to Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Hungary, the ...

  • Railpool Alstom Traxx impression

    Railpool orders 50 Traxx Universal locomotives


    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Alstom a €260m contract to supply 50 Traxx Universal multi-system electric locomotives suitable for cross-border freight and passenger operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland. The locomotives will be fitted with Alstom’s Atlas onboard equipment for ...

  • Alstom Traxx Akiem impression

    Akiem signs 100-loco framework agreement


    EUROPE: Alstom and leasing company Akiem have signed a €500m framework contract for up to 100 Traxx Universal MS3 locomotives, with a firm order for 65. The locomotives will be suitable for freight and inter-city passenger operations at up to 160 km/h in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, ...

  • Alpha Trains Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive (Photo Alpha Trains Florian Fraaß)

    Long-term locomotive service contract signed


    EUROPE: Leasing company Alpha Trains and Siemens Mobility have signed their largest servicing contract, covering the maintenance of Vectron locomotives over 15 years. Maintenance work will be undertaken at Siemens Mobility Service facilities in 13 countries, with major overhauls to be done at the Siemens Rail ...

  • LTG Cargo intermodal train

    LTG Cargo to buy its first electric locomotives


    LITHUANIA: National freight operator LTG Cargo has announced a €100m plan to purchase its first electric locomotives. They will be used to haul freight trains of up to 5 700 tonnes on the 376 km main line between Vilnius and the port of Klaipėda which is ...

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    PKP Intercity orders more 200 km/h locomotives


    POLAND: National long-distance operator PKP Intercity has exercised an option to purchase five more electric multi-system locomotives from Newag. The option announced on June 21 was included in an October 2021 contract for an initial 10 Griffin E4MSP locomotives capable of 200 km/h operation. Valued at ...

  • Hong Kong MTR Brush Mk3 battery locomotive
    Metro Report International

    Wabtec to modernise Hong Kong battery locomotives


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has awarded Wabtec a £12m contract to modernise 25 Mk3 electric-battery maintenance locomotives to improve performance and extend their service life by at least 15 years. The locos were built in the UK in 1996-97 by Brush Traction, which was subsequently ...

  • Captrain Euro6000

    Captrain España orders electric locos


    SPAIN: Freight operator Captrain España has ordered a further eight Euro6000 multi-voltage electric locomotives from Stadler Valencia. They are scheduled to be delivered in 2025, taking its fleet to 24. The order announced on May 3 has been funded in part by a €15m grant from ...

  • Beacon Rail Prima loco

    Beacon Rail buys SNCF electric locomotives


    FRANCE: Leasing company Beacon Rail has purchased 12 surplus Alstom Prima BB27300 electric locomotives from SNCF. Built in 2004-09 to operate Transilien push-pull suburban services, the dual-system 1·5 kV DC/25 kV 50 Hz locomotives are being modified them for use by the RegioRail subsidiary of Railroad ...


    Six 8E locos to receive HVAC upgrade


    SOUTH AFRICA: Booyco Engineering has been commissioned to update the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system fitted to the driver’s cabs of six Class 8E locomotives operated by a South African coal producer. The HVAC systems are designed and manufactured at Booyco Engineering’s Germiston facilities. However, the ...

  • PKP IC Newag loco

    PKP Intercity orders electric locos


    POLAND: National long-distance operator PKP Intercity has signed a 551·4m złoty contract for Newag to supply 20 Griffin electric locomotives by February 2024. The 3 kV DC locos will have a maximum speed of 160 km/h and will be equipped with ETCS, ...

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    Locos ordered for Spanish rolling motorway service


    SPAIN: Rail & Truck Strait Union and Alpha Trains have signed lease agreements for 11 Stadler locomotives to be used on future rolling motorway services carrying lorry trailers between the port of Algeciras and the Plaza logistics site in Zaragoza. A long-term finance lease covers seven ...

  • Traxx locomotive for Railpool

    Railpool orders more Traxx locos


    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 42 Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives with a firm order for 27, the two companies announced on February 21. The locomotives are intended for use in Poland, Italy, Norway ...