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    Amber Train links the Baltic States to western Europe

    2022-09-26T09:56:00Z

    EUROPE: A trial Amber Train service between the Baltic States left the Estonian port of Muuga on September 13, arriving the following day at Kaunas in Lithuanian where its load of semi-trailers was transferred to 1 435 mm gauge wagons for onward transport to destinations including ...

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    Metro Report International

    Active steering tested on Swiss tram

    2022-09-26T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich start-up Traila has demonstrated a prototype sensor-based active steering system which is designed to significantly reduce the friction between tram wheels and rails, reducing noise, wear and dust. A simulation platform is being used to test the prototype in partnership ...

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    Alpha Trains orders 15 locomotives

    2022-09-24T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Alpha Trains has ordered a further 15 Vectron MS electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The latest order announced on September 22 has been placed within a November 2021 framework agreement and covers 200 km/h 6·4 MW locomotives. It will increase the Alpha Trains ...

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    Battery Flirt answers Schleswig-Holstein’s decarbonisation question

    2022-09-23T10:02:00Z

    GERMANY: Having decided to replace the diesel multiple-units currently used on non-electrified routes in the far north of Germany, the Land of Schleswig-Holstein called tenders for the supply of a fleet of zero-emission trains, leaving the choice of technology to bidders. Stadler proposed its Flirt Akku ...

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    Metro Report International

    Warsolino tram beats energy efficiency targets

    2022-09-23T09:57:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Hyundai Rotem is showing one the 123 Warsolino low-floor trams ordered for Warsazwa in what operator Tramwaje Warszawskie said was the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The contract signed in June 2019 included a base order for 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams ...

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    DB accepts ‘Hulk’ hybrid 09 tamper

    2022-09-23T09:46:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Bahnbau Gruppe named its latest track maintenance machine ‘Hulk’ at a joint ceremony with supplier Plasser & Theurer in the outdoor arena at InnoTrans on September 20.

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    Gauge-convertible articulated pocket wagon for Iberia

    2022-09-23T09:43:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Tatravagónka and Swiss company Ferriere Cattaneo have developed a six-axle TEN GE articulated pocket wagon for the transport of semi‑trailers, swap bodies and containers. The wagon is equipped with hooks for lifting the bogie frame in order to swap between 1 435 mm and Iberian ...

  • Darrmstadt Stadler TINA tram at InnoTrans 2022 (101)
    Metro Report International

    ‘Most modern and innovative tram in Germany’ unveiled

    2022-09-23T09:35:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Launch customer HEAG Mobilo of Darmstadt has unveiled the first TINA tram, which Stadler has designed from scratch as its next generation of light rail vehicle. Speaking at the unveiling at InnoTrans, head of HEAG Mobilo Ann-Kristina Natus said buying a ...

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    Timișoara tram battery offers 70 km of off-wire operation

    2022-09-23T08:22:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Turkish manufacturer Bozankaya is showing one of its custom designed trams for Timișoara, the first trams to be built new for the Romanian city in 50 years. They include a battery able to provide power for 70 km of off-wire operation, ...

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    Trenitalia and Hitachi sing the Blues

    2022-09-22T12:07:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Hitachi Rail and Trenitalia unveiled a tri-mode regional multiple-unit in Berlin on September 21 which is branded ‘Blues’ in keeping with the national operator’s musically-themed fleet designations.

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    Alstom’s iLint claims record run on a single tank of hydrogen

    2022-09-21T13:14:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Alstom’s iLint hydrogen-powered multiple-unit set what the manufacturer says is a world record on September 15 when it arrived in München having completed a journey of 1 175 km on a single tank of fuel.

  • NiKRASA 3 launch at InnoTrans 2022
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    Third generation semi-trailer transport cradle launched

    2022-09-21T13:11:00Z

    INNOTRANS: TX Logistik has presented the third generation of its NiKRASA system for transporting road trailers by rail, which the freight company has developed with trailer manufacturer Wecon. ‘We joined forces and together designed a product which fits with both the rail and road worlds’, Chief ...

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    Istanbul – London freight service planned by January

    2022-09-21T13:02:00Z

    EUROPE: Planning is well advanced for the launch of a rail service carrying road semi-trailers between the Asian side of Istanbul and London via the Channel Tunnel, Albert Bastius, COO of TX Logistik, told Rail Business UK at the InnoTrans exhibition. The initiative is almost ready ...

  • Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksandr Kamyshin signed a memorandum of understanding at InnoTrans on September 20 pledging long-term support and assistance to Ukrainian Railways.
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    Deutsche Bahn pledges long-term support and assistance to Ukrainian Railways

    2022-09-21T12:47:00Z

    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksandr Kamyshin signed a memorandum of understanding at InnoTrans on September 20 pledging long-term support and assistance to Ukrainian Railways. The agreement will help UZ rebuild its network and covers collaboration to expand rail freight corridors ...

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    North American wagons may join Ukrainian grain bridge

    2022-09-21T11:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Railroad Development Corp is working with RailAdventure on plans to ship 1000 North American freight wagons to Europe to help export grain from Ukraine. RDC has identified a fleet of small-profile covered hopper wagons used previously to haul fracking sand that could be modified for ...

  • CRRC loco for Hungary at InnoTrans 2022
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    Hungarian hybrid is ready to roll

    2022-09-20T15:28:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The Bison pre-series multi-system electric freight locomotives developed by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Loco for Rail Cargo Hungaria are envisaged as the basis for a multi-system cross-border modular locomotive family, the company told Railway Gazette at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin. The TSI-certified Bo-Bo locomotives are designed ...

  • Skoda RNV ForCity Smart 36T tram at InnoTrans 2022 (11)
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    Tram designed to meet high specifications of three-city network

    2022-09-20T14:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Škoda has unveiled the prototype for the fleet of custom-designed ForCity Smart 36T trams ordered by Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV for the metre-gauge network serving the three cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. The manufacturer said RNV required a high-specification vehicle ...

  • Nürnberg Siemens Mobility Avenio tram at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Nürnberg Avenio tram to enter service this year

    2022-09-20T13:09:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Nürnberg operator VAG expects to put the first of its Siemens Mobility Avenio trams into service by Christmas. This will enable an increase in service frequencies and expand the fleet ahead of the introduction next year of Routes 10 Dutzendteich – Plärrer – Am Wegfeld ...

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    EU member states must support rail, says Commissioner

    2022-09-20T10:35:00Z

    INNOTRANS: ‘Rail is a growing sector, which can help Europe meet its Green Deal targets’, emphasised EU Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean at the opening ceremony for InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin on September 20. Enthusing that it was ‘a real pleasure to see all the innovations ...

  • Wiener Linien Siemens Mobility Series X train at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Series X train marks the spot for innovative passenger information

    2022-09-20T10:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: A detailed and location specific passenger information system is one of the highlights of the Series X metro trains which Siemens Mobility is supplying to the Austrian capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien. In September 2017 Siemens Mobility beat Bombardier Transportation to win a contract to ...