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  • Impression of Transport for NSW Mariyung New Intercity Fleet train
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    More emu EMUs ordered

    2021-09-22T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for NSW has awarded the RailConnect joint venture a contract to supply a further 56 Mariyung double-deck electric multiple-unit cars, increasing the New Intercity Fleet to a total of 610 vehicles. The RailConnect consortium of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and UGL Rail was ...

  • Melbourne Alstom X'Trapolis 2 impression
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    X’trapolis 2·0 suburban trains ordered

    2021-09-21T10:17:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Department of Transport has formally awarded Alstom a €300m contract to supply 25 six-car X’trapolis 2·0 electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Melbourne suburban network. The contract signing on September 20 follows two years of work by Alstom and DoT to design rolling ...

  • Alstom BEMU train
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    Battery electric multiple-unit demonstrated

    2021-09-08T15:13:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom has demonstrated its prototype battery-powered Talent 3 electric-multiple unit in Sachsen, with the company’s President for Germany, Austria & Switzerland Müslüm Yakisan emphasising that the company ‘has the clear goal of becoming the international leader in alternative drive technologies for rail travel’. The prototype ...

  • Westbahn KISS 3 EMU
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    Westbahn unveils Kiss 3 double-deck EMUs to celebrate sustainable travel pass

    2021-09-08T09:41:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Open access operator Westbahn has unveiled the first of 15 third-generation six-car Kiss trainsets. Ordered from Stadler under a €300m full-service contract in October 2019, the double-deck EMUs are due to carry their first fare-paying passengers on September 9. Westbahn announced during a press trip ...

  • Končar EMU delivered to HŽPP (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Končar EMUs delivered to HŽPP

    2021-08-30T12:00:00Z

    CROATIA: Končar KEV has delivered the first two Class 6112 electric multiple-units ordered by national passenger operator HŽPP last year. The order was placed under a January 2014 agreement between Končar KEV and HŽPP which covers up to 44 electric and diesel multiple-units. An initial 10 ...

  • Merseyrail Stadler Class 777 EMU 777010 at Kirkdale (Photo Tony Miles)
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    Stadler hands over first of 53 EMUs to Merseytravel

    2021-08-27T13:40:00Z

    UK: The first of 53 Class 777 EMUs which Stadler is manufacturing for Merseyrail services has been formally handed over to Merseytravel, which will own the fleet on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The handover follows intensive testing in Germany and on the ...

  • Bergslagen Stadler EMU impression
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    Coronavirus ends Bergslagen operating contract as more EMUs ordered

    2021-08-26T10:41:00Z

    SWEDEN: ‘The contract has fallen victim to the pandemic’, said Dan Olofsson, Head of Tendered Services at national operator SJ after an agreement was reached for the early termination of the Bergslagen passenger operating contract.

  • Paris RER NG dynamic testing (Photo: Christophe Masse)
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    Paris RER NG trainset on test

    2021-08-26T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has started ride comfort and dynamic testing with the RER NG double-deck EMUs which are scheduled to enter service on Paris RER Line D from the December timetable change. One of five pre-series units has been instrumented for a 10-week programme of test runs ...

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    EMUs lengthened to handle Baltic Sea resort traffic

    2021-08-25T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has lengthened existing Desiro ML electric multiple-units from three to four cars for the first time, and with the support of national authorities has obtained EU Agency for Railways approval for their operation. Leasing company Alpha Trains ordered seven ...

  • OeBB Siemens Mobility Desiro ML at InnoTrans (Photo Siemens Mobility)
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    Desiro EMUs ordered to meet Vorarlberg capacity needs

    2021-08-24T11:38:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 21 Desiro ML electric multiple-units for use on local and regional services in Vorarlberg from the end of 2022. The ÖBB supervisory board approved the order on August 16. An order had previously been ...

  • Kyiv cityscape (Photo: Zephyrka/Pixabay)
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    Kyiv looks to modernise its suburban rail services

    2021-08-24T05:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: A Flirt EMU built at Stadler’s plant in Belarus has been sent for trials on suburban routes around Kyiv, in support of the government’s City Express programme to enhance the capital’s suburban network and develop modern and high-quality S-Bahn style services in major cities including ...

  • Go-Ahead awarded Transmashholding’s Switzerland-based TMH International subsidiary a contract to maintain 22 Stadler Flirt3 EMUs ordered for used on E-Netz Allgäu services
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    ‘Industrial espionage’ train maintenance dispute resolved

    2021-08-19T10:59:00Z

    GERMANY: A dispute over Go-Ahead Bayern’s decision to appoint a subsidiary of Russian company Transmashholding to maintain a fleet of Stadler Flirt3 electric multiple-units has been resolved, and the manufacturer handed over the first of the units to the future operator in Augsburg on August 18. ...

  • Bratislava (Photo Vladimír Ješko, Pixabay)
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    Stadler beats Škoda in Slovak EMU tender

    2021-08-12T08:23:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has selected Stadler Rail for a €77m EU co-funded contract to supply double-deck electric multiple-units to operate regional services around Bratislava. The four six-car 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs are to be built by Stadler’s Polish plant at Siedlce. Around 4% ...

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    Trenitalia awards €910m EMU framework contract

    2021-08-06T15:39:00Z

    ITALY: National passenger operator Trentitalia has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 150 Coradia Stream regional electric multiple-units worth a total of €910m The 3 kV DC units will be built in Italy at Alstom’s sites at Savigliano, Sesto San ...

  • South Caucasus Railway TMH EP2D EMU (1)
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    TMH hands over EMUs destined for Armenia

    2021-07-31T05:00:00Z

    ARMENIA: Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plant has handed over a pair of two-car EP2D DC electric multiple-units ordered for use on the Yerevan – Gyumri route. TMH said it is the only Russian manufacturer of short-formation EMUs suitable for low-ridership routes. The ...

  • NordWestBahn Alstom Coradia Continental EMU refurbishment (7)
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    Prototype refurbished Coradia Continental EMU rolled out

    2021-07-28T12:54:00Z

    GERMANY: ‘This is a prime example of how tried and tested rolling stock can be upgraded and refurbished to provide passengers with a level of convenience similar to that of new trains’, said Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of Alpha Trains Europa, when Talbot Services unveiled a ...

  • Stadler announced the Akku battery-powered version of its Flirt family at InnoTrans 2018, with a prototype demonstrated shortly afterwards.
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    ‘Enormous potential’ to cut CO2 emissions with battery traction

    2021-07-27T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A strategy for widespread adoption of battery-electric trains for local and regional passenger services has been put forward by Germany’s Railway Industry Association. With academic input from the technical universities of Berlin and Dresden, the report is presented as a background and position paper ...

  • DB Regio IdeenzugCity mock-up concept train (14)
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    Suburban train of the future concepts on show

    2021-07-26T09:30:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has unveiled IdeenzugCity, a full-scale mock up built to showcase ideas to improve the comfort, capacity and reliability of future suburban trains. Developed at DB Regio’s own initiative and assembled by Hubl Hubl, the mock-up incorporates technologies from more than 40 specialist ...

  • Sao Paulo CPTM Series 9000 train (Photo: Leonardo Vncs/CC BY-SA 3.0)
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    Suburban trains ordered for São Paulo operating concession

    2021-07-21T09:48:00Z

    BRAZIL: The ViaMobilidade joint venture of CCR and RuasInvest has selected Alstom to supply 36 eight-car Metropolis trainsets for São Paulo suburban lines 8 and 9, which it is to take over from CPTM in January 2022 under a 30-year operating and maintenance concession. The ...

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression (Image: Alstom)
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    Production of Delhi – Meerut RRTS trains begins

    2021-07-19T13:57:00Z

    INDIA: Alstom has begun production of the electric multiple-units ordered for the 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System commuter line. The Rs25·77bn rolling stock contract awarded by National Capital Region Transport Corp in May 2020 covers 30 six-car 25 kV ...