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  • GTS Rail Bombardier Traxx
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    GTS Rail places loco order as it plans to double its fleet

    2021-01-22T08:00:00Z

    ITALY: Intermodal freight operator GTS Rail has ordered a further three Bombardier Transportation Traxx DC3 E.494 electric locomotives, which will take its Traxx fleet to 20, with CEO Alessio Muciaccia saying its goal is to double the fleet over the next five years. The locomotives are ...

  • Vysus Group is providing engineering, risk management and regulatory approval services to support mining group LKAB in the modernisation of 18 Adtranz/Bombardier IORE heavy haul electric locomotives
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    Vysus supports IORE heavy haul locomotive refurbishment programme

    2021-01-12T11:18:00Z

    SWEDEN: Vysus Group is providing engineering, risk management and regulatory approval services to support mining group LKAB in the modernisation of 18 Adtranz/Bombardier IORE heavy haul electric locomotives which are used to haul iron ore from the Malmfälten mining area to the ports of Luleå and Narvik. ...

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    Belarusian Railway orders electric locomotives

    2021-01-08T15:48:00Z

    BELARUS: A contract for the supply of 15 Type BKG2 mixed-traffic AC electric locomotives has been signed by Belarusian Railway, China National Electric Import Export Corp and manufacturer CRRC Datong. The €64·3m contract agreed on December 29 is being financed ...

  • ‘A semi-autonomous train’ has run ‘under real operating conditions’ on the 16 km Longwy – Longuyon line in eastern France
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    Automated locomotive completes first trip

    2020-12-16T12:08:00Z

    FRANCE: ‘A semi-autonomous train’ has run ‘under real operating conditions’ on the 16 km Longwy – Longuyon line in eastern France, national operator SNCF announced on December 16.

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    TX Logistik leases locos for Swiss transit traffic

    2020-12-09T10:29:00Z

    EUROPE: The TX Logistik subsidiary of FS Group’s freight business Mercitalia is to lease seven Railpool-owned Bombardier Transportation Class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives approved for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, as well as two Class 187 locos with last mile engines and approval for ...

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    Northrail orders locomotives to help operators modernise fleets

    2020-11-25T15:57:00Z

    GERMANY: Paribus Group’s rail leasing business Northrail has placed a firm order for a further three Siemens Moblity Smartron electric locomotives. Scheduled to be available for short term lease to customers from December, they will take Northrail’s Smartron fleet to a total of 14 locomotives. All ...

  • CFL Cargo has placed the first order for Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives equipped with diesel engines for last mile operation in non-electrified terminals.
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    CFL Cargo orders locomotives designed to cross borders ‘as easily as a lorry’

    2020-11-18T16:54:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: CFL Cargo has placed the first order for Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives equipped with diesel engines for last mile operation in non-electrified terminals. The order announced on November 18 covers a total of 10 Traxx MS3 locomotives, including five with last mile ...

  • dk DSB Siemens Vectron
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    Green loan to finance Danish electric train fleet

    2020-11-10T15:12:00Z

    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has signed a €400m green loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank to finance the acquisition of electric trains in 2020-25. The 15-year loan will contribute towards the acquisition of 42 Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotives, more than 100 EMUs and ...

  • Railpool Traxx
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    Railpool launches in Italy with Traxx contract

    2020-11-10T10:11:00Z

    ITALY: Railpool has launched an Italian business, which CEO Torsten Lehnert said would form the basis for future expansion ‘in all southern Europe’. An initial contract has been signed for Captrain Italia to lease six new Bombardier Transportation Traxx E494 electric locomotives with last mile capability ...

  • RheinCargo Smartron loco
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    RheinCargo opts for green power

    2020-10-31T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: From next year all RheinCargo’s traction electricity needs are to be supplied by enviaM using the Renewable Plus programme, the freight operator announced on October 29.

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    Green Cargo signs locomotive framework agreement

    2020-10-29T12:26:00Z

    SWEDEN: Green Cargo and Romanian manufacturer Softronic have signed a long term framework agreement for the supply of further Transmontana six-axle electric locomotives. The agreement announced on October 26 builds on an initial July 2017 order for two locomotives, which was followed by further orders which ...

  • A main line electric locomotive with last-mile battery pack ordered by Rail Cargo Hungaria has been rolled out at CRRC Zhuzhou’s factory in China.
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    CRRC Zhuzhou rolls out European electric loco

    2020-10-06T06:00:00Z

    HUNGARY: A main line electric locomotive with last-mile battery pack ordered by Rail Cargo Hungaria has been rolled out at CRRC Zhuzhou’s factory in China. The order placed by the ÖBB-owned freight operator in September last year covers two prototype main line locomotives and two electric-battery ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 locomotive.
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    Brake support contract extended

    2020-10-06T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Knorr-Bremse and Bombardier Transportation have agreed to further extend the Europe-wide service contract under which Knorr-Bremse RailServices supports the maintenance of Traxx locomotives by the manufacturer’s service business. Originally signed in September 2010, the contract was originally intended to run for five years, but in ...

  • Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has rolled out the first pair of WAP-5 electric locomotives designed for top-and-tail operation on Tejas Express privately-operated passenger services.
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    Tejas Express top-and-tail locomotives rolled out

    2020-10-05T10:03:00Z

    INDIA: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has rolled out the first pair of WAP-5 electric locomotives designed for top-and-tail operation on Tejas Express privately-operated passenger services. CLW said its existing 6 000 hp WAP-5 design was well-suited for hauling fast passenger trains running at up to ...

  • dk DSB Siemens Vectron
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    Vectron locomotives approved for operation in Denmark

    2020-09-24T05:10:00Z

    DENMARK: The first three of 42 Siemens Mobility Vectron AC electric locomotives ordered by national passenger operator DSB are expected to be delivered this month, after the Transport, Construction Housing Authority granted approval for operation in Denmark on September 15. ...

  • az ADY Alstom AZ8A locomotive
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    Azerbaijan modernises north–south and east–west corridors

    2020-08-31T11:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has begun work to rebuild a disused railway which would allow north–south trains to bypass the Baku conurbation. During August it also converted the electrification on the 499 km east-west corridor from Baku to Böyük Kəsik on the Georgian border from 3 ...

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    ‘Two-pronged’ locomotive brake maintenance contract awarded

    2020-08-27T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The national railway group’s rolling stock maintenance company VR FleetCare has awarded Knorr-Bremse RailServices a contract to maintain the brake control and wheel slide protection equipment on 46 Sr2 electric locomotives until 2028. The mixed-traffic locos have been in service since the mid-1990s. They are ...

  • CRRC Zhuzhou six-section Shen 24 electric locomotive for mining company China Shenhua Energy Co
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    28·8 MW freight locomotive unveiled

    2020-08-04T08:16:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has unveiled first of eight 28·8 MW six-section electric locomotives which mining company China Shenhua Energy Co has ordered for hauling 10 000 tonne coal trains on 1·2% gradients on the 266 km Shenmu – Shuozhou line. Designated Shen ...

  • cz CD Cargo Bombardier Traxx MS3
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    Traxx MS3 enters revenue service

    2020-07-27T13:17:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first two Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 electric locomotives entered revenue service this month. They are being operated by ČD Cargo, which awarded a framework contract for up to 50 of the locomotives in August 2019 with firm order for an initial 10. ‘It’s ...

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    Night train fleet maintenance contract awarded

    2020-07-14T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract to continue to maintain 12 locomotives and 75 coaches used on the Stockholm – Luleå – Narvik overnight services which are due to transfer from SJ to Vy Tåg with the start of a new operating contract in December. ...