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  • Impression of Stadler railcar for Appenzeller Bahnen's Rheineck – Walzenhausen line (1)
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    Rack railway to be converted to driverless operation

    2022-09-28T11:03:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Stadler is to supply what it says will be the first fully automated adhesion and rack-and-pinion railcar for use on in an open overland railway environment, rather than in a tunnel or closed network where there is little risk of an obstacle on the line. ...

  • Merseyrail Stadler EMU at InnoTrans 2022 (12)
    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail Class 777 battery IPEMU on show at InnoTrans

    2022-09-22T11:01:00Z

    INNOTRANS: On show in Berlin is one of the seven battery-equipped independently powered electric multiple-units which Stadler is supplying as part of an order for a total of 53 custom-designed Class 777 EMUs for use on the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. The 53 ...

  • Alstom Coradia Stream EMU for Romania
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    Romanian EMU order increased

    2022-09-19T07:52:00Z

    ROMANIA: Railway reform authority ARF has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 17 Coradia Stream inter-regional electric multiple-units and provide 15 years of maintenance. This follows on from an €270m order for an initial 20 EMUs which was announced in March, Alstom’s first order ...

  • ERTMS (Photo ProRail)
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    NS awards ETCS onboard equipment contract

    2022-09-16T09:30:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: NS has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to equip 176 VIRM double-deck EMUs for use with ETCS Level 2, in the first major contract for the roll-out of ETCS onboard equipment under the national retrofitting programme. Siemens Mobility will provide the equipment and installation support ...

  • FGC Barcelona El Prat airport Alstom Coradia EMU impression (Image Alstom Advanced and Creative Design)
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    Barcelona airport trains ordered

    2022-09-02T14:50:00Z

    SPAIN: Catalan operator FGC has awarded Alstom a contract to supply and maintain 10 five-car Coradia Stream electric multiple-units for use on services between Barcelona city centre and El Prat Airport. The 120 km/h EMUs will feature large luggage spaces, wide corridors and a total capacity ...

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    Dutch EMU contract preferred bidder selected

    2022-08-25T13:58:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 60 electric multiple-units. The base order would cover 30 four-car single-deck EMUs and 30 six-car double-deck units, with options to order additional units including for cross-border traffic. The 160 km/h ...

  • Alstom Coradia Stream HC for Baden-Württemberg
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    Knorr-Bremse engaged for EMU subsystems order

    2022-08-16T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Evac has won its first major European contract to supply rolling stock toilet units since being acquired by Knorr-Bremse last year. This forms part of a deal which will also see Knorr-Brense provide braking, door and HVAC systems for 130 electric multiple-units which Alstom is ...

  • MoselLux DB Regio Stadler Flirt EMU impression (1)
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    MoselLux trains ordered with one-way system for bicycles

    2022-08-10T09:19:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has formally awarded Stadler a contract to supply 19 four-car Flirt electric multiple-units for use on MoselLux services along the River Mosel valley between Koblenz, Trier and Luxembourg. The EMUs are scheduled to enter service on the Koblenz – Trier – Perl route ...

  • Siemens Mobility trains for Egypt
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    Egyptian electric train equipment ordered

    2022-08-04T07:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse contracts to supply subsystems for the rolling stock to be delivered for the country’s electric railway programme. The order announced on August 3 includes Knorr-Bremse braking systems and IFE-branded pressure-tight doors with boarding aids for 15 eight-car 230 km/h Velaro ...

  • SWR Class 701 Arterio Bombardier Transportation Aventra EMU
    Rail Business UK

    SWR to agree fresh milestones for Class 701 EMU introduction

    2022-07-25T13:00:00Z

    UK: New milestones for the significantly delayed roll-out of South Western Railway’s Class 701 Arterio electric multiple-unit fleet are to be agreed with the Department for Transport as part of the operator’s Business Plan for 2022-23. No firm dates are given, but the Business Plan says ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dolderbahn rack railcar design unveiled

    2022-07-19T06:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: City transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich has unveiled the design of two railcars ordered for the Dolderbahn, which climbs 162 m in 1 328 m using the von Roll rack system. In June 2021 VBZ awarded Stadler Bussnang a SFr10·6m contract to supply two Bhe 1/2 ...

  • Greater Anglia Class 321 EMU.
    Rail Business UK

    Class 321 EMU battery option to be developed

    2022-07-14T11:34:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail is to assess the possibility of using Vivarail’s battery traction technology to enable its Class 321 Renatus electric multiple-units to operate on non-electrified lines. The outer-suburban EMUs built by BREL in 1998-90 were refurbished by Wabtec in 2015-19 under the Renatus ...

  • SBB Twindexx EMU
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    SBB drops active suspension on Twindexx fleet

    2022-07-12T09:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has announced that it will no longer pursue plans to introduce active suspension on its fleet of Twindexx double-deck electric multiple-units. SBB had planned to launch the technology on inter-city versions of its Twindexx fleet in 2027 as a means of saving ...

  • MGB Stadler Orion EMU (2)
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    Orion narrow gauge rack EMU unveiled

    2022-07-11T12:36:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of the Orion metre-gauge rack electric multiple-units ordered by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn has been unveiled at Stadler’s Bussnang factory. In March 2020 MGB placed a SFr148·5m order for 12 EMUs to replace locomotive-hauled stock as part of its 2030 fleet strategy. It has ...

  • SJ CAF Civity Nordic impression
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    Comfortable seats and good connectivity specified in inter-regional train order

    2022-07-08T08:59:00Z

    SWEDEN: State-owned passenger operator SJ has awarded CAF a €300m contract to supply 25 five-car inter-regional electric multiple-units, with options for 35 more. The 200 km/h units from the Spanish manufacturer’s Civity Nordic family will be winterised to withstand snow and temperatures down to -40ºC. They ...

  • NS ICNG at Rotterdam Centraal station (Photo NS)
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    NS unveils its Intercity Next Generation trainset

    2022-07-04T15:48:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Intercity Next Generation trainset was officially unveiled by Acting President of national passenger operator NS Bert Groenewegen and Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge at Rotterdam Centraal station on July 2, ahead of entry into service later this year. NS said the trains would become an ...

  • Mont-Blanc Express Stadler SNCF Z890 EMU impression
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    Mont-Blanc Express trains ordered

    2022-06-20T12:54:00Z

    EUROPE: Stadler is to supply seven rack-equipped electric multiple-units for Mont-Blanc Express services on the 1 000 mm gauge line between Martigny in Switzerland and Saint-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet in France. The two-car EMUs will be equipped for 850 V DC overhead and third rail power supplies. They ...

  • Swiss Federal Railways has placed a SFr250m firm order for seven more Stadler Giruno trainsets for use on cross-border services to Germany (Photo: Stadler).
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    SBB orders Giruno trainsets for services to Germany

    2022-06-16T07:32:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has placed a SFr250m firm order for seven more Stadler Giruno trainsets for use on cross-border services to Germany. Announcing the order on June 15, Stadler said demand for rail travel to Germany had been increasing steadily before the pandemic, and had ...

  • Impression of Stadler Flirt for Thurbo (1)
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    Winner of 510-train framework contract confirmed

    2022-05-25T12:04:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The Federal Administrative Court has rejected Alstom’s challenge to the decision by Swiss Federal Railways, Thurbo and RegionAlps to award Stadler a framework contract for the supply of up to 510 electric multiple-units. The tendering process began in May 2020, with SBB and its two ...

  • Wabtec train doors
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo train door order

    2022-05-24T08:04:00Z

    BRAZIL: Wabtec has announced its largest South American train door order, covering the supply of 2 304 doors for 36 eight-car Series 8900 Metropolis trains which Alstom is building for São Paulo suburban lines 8 (Diamante) and 9 (Esmeralda). The EMUs were ordered in July 2021 ...