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  • 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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

  • Captrain Stadler Euro 6000 locomotive impression
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    Launch customer orders Euro 6000 six-axle electric locomotives

    2020-07-07T10:29:00Z

    SPAIN: Captrain España has become the launch customer for Stadler’s Euro 6000 six-axle multi-system electric locomotive design, signing a framework contract with leasing company Alpha Trains for up to 21 locos. The contract announced on July 7 includes a firm order for an initial 11 locos ...

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    ČD calls tenders for multi-system locomotives

    2020-07-06T15:59:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD called tenders on July 2 for a framework contract covering the supply of up to 90 multi-voltage 200 km/h electric locomotives. There would be a firm order for 40 locos, with options for up to 50 more to be exercised within ...

  • Bulgaria's BDZ has ordered 10 Siemens Mobility Smartron electric locomotives
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    Smartron locomotives ordered for passenger services

    2020-05-26T09:54:00Z

    BULGARIA: National operator BDZ has signed a contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 10 Smartron electric locomotives between February and May 2021 for use on passenger services. Siemens’ local subsidiary Siemens Tron was sole bidder for the contract, although Bombardier Transportation, Stadler Rail and the Excelor-EL ...

  • uz UTY Transmashholding NEVZ 3ES5K locomotive
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    Uzbekistan Railways orders electric locomotives

    2020-05-26T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: National railway UTY has awarded Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant a contract to supply five of the latest version of its 3ES5K Yermak 25 kV 50 Hz electric freight locomotives. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed this year. The NEVZ factory has produced more than ...

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    Indian Railways’ freight ‘revolution’ as first Alstom electric locomotive enters service

    2020-05-20T09:12:00Z

    INDIA: The first of 800 Alstom Prima T8 electric locomotives ordered by Indian Railways has entered commercial service following certification. ‘Powerful and capable of high speed, the locomotive is a significant addition to the Indian Railways’, said Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal when WAG12 loco 60027 ...

  • WAG-9HH 9 000 hp electric loco built by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works on test
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    High power Indian electric loco certified

    2020-05-10T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: A 9 000 hp WAG-9HH electric loco built by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has been certified for operation at up to 100 km/h after the Research Design Standard Organisation completed oscillation and emergency brake testing. The WAG-9HH is based ...

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    DSB orders the 1 000th Vectron locomotive

    2020-05-04T11:27:00Z

    DENMARK: Siemens Mobility announced the sale of its 1 000th Vectron locomotive on May 4, with Danish national passenger operator DSB confirming an order for a further eight AC electric locos. DSB has now ordered a total of 42 Vectrons, procuring an initial 26 in 2018 ...

  • Rhätische Bahn has taken delivery of the first two of seven Geaf 2/2 electric-battery shunting locomotives ordered from Stadler.
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    Electric-battery locomotives delivered to Rhätische Bahn

    2020-04-29T14:01:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Rhätische Bahn has taken delivery of the first two of seven Geaf 2/2 electric-battery shunting locomotives ordered from Stadler. The SFr21·5 order for the metre-gauge locomotives was placed in September 2018, with RhB undertaking procurement in co-operation with Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn which ordered two similar ...

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    One bidder for Bulgarian loco contract

    2020-04-23T07:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: A local subsidiary of Siemens Mobility has been confirmed as the only company to submit technical and financial bids for a contract to supply and maintain 10 electric locomotives for use on BDZ’s passenger services. The national railway intends to assess the technical proposal before ...

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    Lineas brands locomotive in tribute to people fighting the coronavirus pandemic

    2020-04-09T15:51:00Z

    BELGIUM: Freight operator Lineas has unveiled a Bombardier Transportation Traxx locomotive which has been branded to honour people working to fight the coronavirus pandemic. ‘This is our way of saying thank you to the many brave people who are at the forefront ...

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    TMH delivers electric traction units to mine

    2020-04-02T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has delivered the first of two Type NP1 electric traction units ordered by EVRAZ’s Kachkanarskiy Mining Plant last October. Each traction unit comprises a 7·6 MW four-axle AC electric locomotive permanently coupled to two four-axle tipping wagons, giving a total ...