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  • CRRC electro-diesel trainsets enter service with EFE (4)

    CRRC electro-diesel multiple-units enter service in Chile


    CHILE: The six four-car electro-diesel multiple-units that CRRC Sifang supplied for regional operator EFE Central have entered revenue services on the Santiago Estación Central – Curicó route. A ceremony on January 19 has been attended by Minister Secretary General of the Government, Camila Vallejo, Minister of ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Electro-diesels switch modes on the move


    UK: Greater Anglia’s 38 Stadler Class 755 regional electro-diesel multiple-units can now switch traction modes on the move, a design feature which they have not been able to exploit since their entry to traffic in mid-2019. The operator worked closely with Network Rail and industry partners ...

  • Siemens Mobility Vectron Dual Mode

    Funding secured to support locomotive orders


    EUROPE: Private equity investor RIVE Private Investment has structured a €300m financing platform for the acquisition of ‘innovative’ locomotives for lease. This will initially support existing orders for: 15 Siemens Mobility Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives; 20 Alstom Traxx MS3 locomotives, which RIVA said would ...

  • FPS Plus bi-mode trainsets photo FPS (2)

    Lubuskie to be bi-mode trainset launch customer


    POLAND: Poznań-based supplier FPS H Cegielski has told Railway Gazette International that it has been named sole bidder to supply two regional trains to Lubuskie voivodship. The company is to offer its newly developed bi-mode multiple-units, branded Plus. One would be a two-car electro-diesel trainset 54 ...

  • Newag is to supply locos to Akiem (Image: Newag)

    Newag signs its highest value locomotive order


    POLAND: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Newag a contract to supply and maintain 30 Dragon 2 six-axle electric freight locomotives with options for 50 more. Chair of the Newag management board Zbigniew Konieczek said the order signed on November 16 is the largest ...

  • Impression of CAF tri-mode inter-city trainset for LNER - image for illustrative purposes only
    Rail Business UK

    LNER orders CAF tri-mode inter-city trains


    UK: London North Eastern Railway has awarded CAF a contract to supply a fleet of 10 tri-mode 200 km/h inter-city trainsets for use on East Coast Main Line passenger services. The trainsets will be financed and owned by leasing company Porterbrook. CAF said the order announced ...

  • Alpha Trains Stadler EURO9000 contract signing (Photo Alpha Trains)

    German federal funding for electro-diesel locomotive order


    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains has placed its first order for Stadler Euro9000 six-axle multi-system electro-diesel locomotives, supported by €15m of funding from the Federal Ministry for Digital & Transport. The 12 locos will be built at Stadler’s Valencia factory for delivery in 2025-26. The federal ...

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    Railpool orders Modula heavy shunting and freight locomotives


    GERMANY: Leasing company Railpool has ordered 45 Modula heavy shunting and freight locomotives from CRRC’s Vossloh Rolling Stock business, with options to purchase 142 more. The initial batch of locomotives is to be supplied in two variants. All will be fitted with a 1 MW diesel ...

  • Fenniarail Vectron

    Private operator’s Vectron locomotive arrives in Finland


    FINLAND: What future operator Fenniarail says is the first electric locomotive to be acquired by a private operator in Finland arrived at the port of Hanko from Germany on September 17. Fenniarail ordered the Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotive in September 2022. The 1 524 mm ...

  • Siemens Mobility Metro North Locomotive

    MTA Metro-North Railroad orders electro-diesel locos


    USA: Siemens Mobility has been awarded a firm order to supply six more Charger electro-diesel locomotives for use on MTA Metro-North Railroad commuter services between Connecticut and New York. The order announced on September 26 has been placed by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on behalf ...

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    In depth

    Traction technology: Bridging the gap from diesel


    Equipping existing diesel passenger fleets with battery‑based energy storage technology can improve vehicle efficiency while reducing local noise and pollution, argues Edgar Keller of ABB Traction Systems.

  • EuroDual in the Balkans (Photo Toma Bacic)

    EuroDual approvals in the Balkans expected this year


    EUROPE: Type approval for the operation of Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives in Serbia is expected shortly, with approval for Slovenia and Croatia to follow by the end of the year.

  • Cargounit orders Newag locos

    Cargounit orders bi-mode locos


    POLAND: Leasing company Cargounit has awarded Newag a 183·9m złoty contract to supply 10 Dragon 2 electro-diesel locomotives with options for 20 more. The six-axle 3 kV DC locomotives are intended to be used in electric mode on main line operations in Poland, for which they ...

  • SNCF TER Regiolis hybrid trainset

    Tri-mode train testing completed


    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs is seeking authorisation for the passenger operation of a Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit which has been retrofitted with batteries to support emission-free operation on non-electrified or partly-electrified lines. The application to authorisation body EPSF follows the completion of testing under real-world conditions on ...

  • Pomorskie voivodship has awarded Newag a 128m złoty contract to supply four Impuls 2 electro-diesel multiple-units.

    Pomorskie voivodship orders bi-mode multiple-units


    POLAND: Pomorskie voivodship has awarded Newag a 128m złoty contract to supply four Impuls 2 electro-diesel multiple-units. The contract was signed on May 15, with deliveries scheduled for the second half of 2024. The order is being financed from national and EU sources. The units will ...

  • FGC Stadler Class 257 loco launch

    Metre gauge electro-diesel freight locos enter service


    SPAIN: Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya has put into service the first two of five Class 257 metre gauge electro-diesel freight locos ordered from Stadler to replace its Class 254 diesels. The €30·2m contract for the 20 m long, 3 900 mm high, 90 tonne ...

  • ELP Balkans loco

    ELP to seek Balkan locomotive certification


    EUROPE: Swiss locomotive leasing company European Loc Pool is to seek certification of its Stadler EuroDual locomotives for operation in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The company announced on April 20 that it was working with Stadler Rail Valencia and local partners to conduct test runs ...

  • Class 99 bi-mode locomotive
    Rail Business UK

    Class 99 locomotive maintenance contract awarded


    UK: Stadler has been awarded a contract to provide full maintenance and servicing of the 30 Class 99 six-axle electro-diesel locomotives ordered by leasing company Beacon Rail for use by GB Railfreight. The service contract will start once the first loco has been handed over in ...

  • ROG Stadler Class 93 tri-mode locomotive in Valencia (Photo ROG)
    Rail Business UK

    First Class 93 loco expected to arrive shortly


    UK: The first of the Class 93 tri-mode electric-diesel-battery locomotives ordered by Rail Operations Group is expected to be delivered shortly, following the completion of initial testing at Stadler’s factory at València in Spain. ROG said the locos are expected to significantly reduce CO2 emissions on ...

  • Coradia multiple-unit for Dakar

    CAF secures multiple-unit orders from France and Sénégal


    INTERNATIONAL: CAF has announced its first order to supply Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-units since acquiring the product platform and the Reichshoffen factory from Alstom in August last year. Under the contracts announced on April 3 CAF is to supply 11 four-car Régiolis trainsets ordered by the ...