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  • Foggia local train operator Ferrovie del Gargano has taken delivery of the first of four three-car Pop electric multiple-units.

    Pop EMU delivered to Ferrovie del Gargano


    ITALY: Foggia local train operator Ferrovie del Gargano has taken delivery of the first of four three-car Pop electric multiple-units. The 3 kV DC Alstom Coradia Stream ETR103 EMUs are to be used on Foggia – San Severo – Rodi – Peschici Calenella and Foggia – ...

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    Slovakian Kiss EMUs enter service


    SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has put the first of its Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units into passenger service. ‘Today is an important milestone’, State Secretary at the Ministry of Transport Denisa Žiláková said at the launch at Nové Zámky station on February 15. ’For the first ...

  • Latvia Skoda EMU (Photo Skoda) (2)

    Board of Latvian operator quits over problems with new trains


    LATVIA: The supervisory board of national passenger operator Pasažieru Vilciens, now branded Vivi, resigned at the end of January, saying they lacked the powers needed to address disruption resulting from faults with new trains. Sandis Šteins had headed the board since 2016, and resigned along with ...

  • Kintetsu has modified one of its EMUs to operate luxury tourist services between Nagoya and Yunoyama-Onsen (Photo: Akihiro Nakamura)

    Footbath train launched to serve hot springs resort


    JAPAN: Private train operator Kintetsu has modified one of its electric multiple-units to operate luxury tourist services between Nagoya and Yunoyama-Onsen, a hot springs resort in the Suzuka area of outstanding natural beauty.

  • Impression of Smart Rail Lease Mireo Smart EMU in Koeln (Image Siemens Mobility)

    Smart Train Lease aims ‘to make renting trains as easy and simple as renting a car’


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has established a leasing subsidiary that would enable train operators to use its Mireo Smart battery, hydrogen and electric multiple-units without needing to make long-term investment commitments. Smart Train Lease GmbH would make available at short notice multiple-units already approved for operation. These ...

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    SBB orders more Giruno trains to boost Italian services


    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has ordered five more Stadler Giruno 250 km/h inter-city trainsets to support a planned expansion of cross-border services to Italy. The SFr170m firm order announced on February 14 has been placed as an option on a SFr970m order for an initial 29 ...

  • Alstom Coradia EMU for Norway (Image Wabtec)

    Oslo EMU door and HVAC systems ordered


    NORWAY: Wabtec is to deliver the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units and door systems for up to 200 Coradia Stream electric multiple-units which Alstom is to supply to national rolling stock company Norske Tog. The first of the Class 77 EMUs ordered under the 2021 framework ...

  • PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia orders CRRC EMUs

    Indonesian suburban operator orders CRRC EMUs


    INDONESIA: Suburban operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia has signed a Rp783bn contract with CRRC for the supply of three 12-car electric-multiple units, the manufacturer announced on February 5. The trainsets would replace the some of the oldest EMUs used on the 1 067 mm gauge commuter ...

  • West Midlands Trains Class 730 Aventra EMU (Photo Rail Business UK) (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Class 730 EMU arrives in the West Midlands


    UK: ‘Customers will have their breath taken away’ said West Midlands Mayor Andy Street when West Midlands Railway presented its Alstom Aventra Class 730 EMUs in Wolverhampton on February 8. As part of a £700m investment in new rolling stock, operator West Midlands Trains is introducing ...

  • CRRC Sirius EMU carries passengers with RegioJet photo RegioJet (1)

    CRRC’s Sirius EMU carries passengers with RegioJet


    CZECH REPUBLIC: RegioJet has started passenger-carrying trial operations of one of the CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Class 665 Sirius electric multiple-units which was ordered but not accepted by Leo Express. Since February 5, one trainset is being used on two return trips a day on the R23 ...

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    Israel Railways places rolling stock orders


    Source: CLOUDVIEW/Shabtai Tal/Israel Railways ISRAEL: Two orders for the supply of additional rolling stock totalling €1·7bn have been signed by Israel Railways. The first of the two agreements signed on January 22 is a €260m order for Alstom to supply a further 96 double-deck coaches, adding ...

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    CPK seeks input into rolling stock specifications


    POLAND: The CPK project has invited passenger train operators to provide feedback on future rolling stock requirements. The consultation process aims to specify the functional and technical features for the future high speed trains. CPK plans to establish a rolling stock company which would purchase a ...

  • ÖBB Siemens Mobility Mireo EMU impression (Image ÖBB)

    ÖBB orders the latest evolution of the Mireo EMU family


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has placed a firm order for 70 electric multiple-units based on a development of Siemens Mobility’s established Mireo design. The €800m order announced on January 19 is the first to be placed under a €5bn 10-year framework agreement covering up to 540 ...

  • Alstom OSTA Coradia Max EMU impression (Image Alstom) (1)

    DB Regio places order as Coradia Stream high capacity becomes Coradia Max


    GERMANY: DB Regio has ordered nine three-car and nine five-car Alstom Coradia Max partly double-deck electric multiple-units. The announcement of the order on January 18 comes after the Länder of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg awarded DB Regio the contract to operate Ostsee-Alster service RE1 between Hamburg ...

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    Infracapital enters German rolling stock market with Rock Rail


    GERMANY: M&G plc’s infrastructure investment arm Infracapital has entered the German rolling stock market through a joint venture with Rock Rail. The first deal covers the financing of 18 four-car Siemens Mobility Mireo EMUs ordered for use by DB Regio on Mitteldeutschen S-Bahn 2025plus services from ...

  • Class 701 EMU enters passenger service at London Waterloo (Photo SWR)
    Rail Business UK

    South Western Railway’s Class 701 Arterio EMU carries passengers at last


    UK: A revenue passenger service was operated by one of South Western Railway’s Alstom Class 701 electric multiple-units for the first time on January 9. The 750 V DC third-rail EMU is scheduled to operate one return passenger service a day on the London Waterloo – ...

  • Latvia Skoda EMU (Photo Skoda) (2)

    Latvian operator rebrands as Škoda EMUs enter service


    LATVIA: Passenger operator Pasažieru Vilcien, now rebranding as Vivi, has put its first Škoda Class 16EV electric multiple-units into passenger service. ‘We are taking a big step forward in the development of train travel and we continue to work to ensure that more and more passengers ...

  • Siemens Mobility MDSB Mireo Plus B impression

    Battery-electric multiple-units included in largest Mireo order


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has been awarded orders totalling €500m to supply 75 Mireo electric and battery-electric multiple-units for use from December 2026 on Mitteldeutschen S-Bahn 2025plus services centred on Leipzig. Diesels are not permitted in the Leipzig City Tunnel, and the use of BEMUs will enable ...

  • Sinara Transport Machines has obtained Customs Union certification enabling series production of its ES104 electric multiple-unit

    Sinara obtains certification for domestic EMUs


    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has obtained Customs Union certification enabling series production of its ES104 electric multiple-unit developed with domestic content to replace the Lastochka (Desiro RUS) design, and has delivered the first four units. The ES104 was designed and manufactured in one year after Siemens ...

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    Metro Report International

    Manila express EMUs ordered


    PHILIPPINES: Mitsubishi Corp has awarded CAF a subcontract to supply seven eight-car electric multiple-units for limited-stop express services on future North-South Commuter Railway in Manila and its hinterland. The €150m order announced by the Spanish company on December 1 is being financed by the Japan International ...