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  • Catania_Agatha_01
    Metro Report International

    Agatha trainset enters service in Catania

    2022-04-08T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The first CT1 Agatha trainset produced by Titagarh Firema for the Catania metro entered revenue service on April 1. Styled by Pininfarina, the two-car units have been branded Agatha, after the city’s locally-born patron saint who is invoked against eruptions of ...

  • VR Transpoint wagons (Photo: VR Group)
    News

    ‘Controlled’ end to Finland – Russia rail freight traffic

    2022-04-07T15:53:00Z

    FINLAND: National operator VR Group is to discontinue rail freight traffic with Russia ‘in a controlled manner’, the railway’s board decided on April 6. VR said it aimed to run down traffic as quickly as possible, although it expected that the process would take several months. ...

  • CargoBeamer wagon production
    News

    CargoBeamer to open Erfurt wagon factory

    2022-04-07T11:31:00Z

    GERMANY: CargoBeamer is to open a factory in Erfurt to produce its proprietary design of wagons for transporting lorry semi-trailers. The factory with a production capacity of 500 wagons/year will be developed on the site of a former locomotive works, where the 3 000 m2 facility ...

  • RENFE has presented the first of 14 Class 730 electro-diesel gauge changing trainsets to undergo a mid-life refurbishment in a €11m programme which is being undertaken at Talgo’s Las Matas works.
    News

    RENFE and Talgo present first refurbished Class 730

    2022-04-07T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has presented the first of 14 Class 730 electro-diesel gauge changing trainsets to undergo a mid-life refurbishment in a €11m programme which is being undertaken at Talgo’s Las Matas works. The Class 730s are rebuilds from dual-voltage Class 130 electric trainsets, and ...

  • OeBB Stadler Kiss EMU impression
    News

    ÖBB orders double-deck EMUs

    2022-04-07T10:25:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has placed a €600m firm order for 41 Stadler Kiss double-decker electric multiple-units. The order announced on April 7 is the first to be placed under a €3bn framework agreement for up to 186 trains which ÖBB and Stadler finalised in February ...

  • Alstom_Coradia_High_Capacity_Train_3
    News

    Double-deck EMU order confirmed

    2022-04-07T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has finalised its contract for Alstom to supply 29 Coradia Stream High-Capacity electric multiple-units to be used on Kinzigtal services RE50 Frankfurt - Wächtersbach - Fulda - Bebra and RB51 Frankfurt - Wächtersbach from December 2025. The double-deck EMUs will feature four-seat bays ...

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    News

    Trenitalia launches French domestic high speed services

    2022-04-06T14:36:00Z

    FRANCE: Trenitalia launched its first French domestic open access high speed service between Paris-Lyon and Lyon-Perrache on April 5.

  • VR Pendolino (Photo: Janne Mikkila)
    News

    VR Group President & CEO removed

    2022-04-06T09:49:00Z

    FINLAND: The board of state rail operator VR Group dismissed Lauri Sipponen as President & Chief Executive on April 4, just seven months into the job. Director of Passenger Operations Topi Simola has taken temporary charge while VR Group looks for a new CEO. No reason ...

  • SJ Alstom Zefiro Express train impression (Image: Alstom)
    News

    SJ orders 250 km/h trains as ‘the best travel product in Scandinavia’

    2022-04-06T09:19:00Z

    SWEDEN: SJ has signed a €650m contract for Alstom to supply 25 Zefiro Express 250 km/h trainsets, which the national passenger operator says will complement its refurbished X2000 fleet as ‘the best travel product in Sweden and Scandinavia’, meeting the demand for ‘climate-smart, comfortable and efficient’ ...

  • ŽOS Trnava pre Škoda Transportation a České dráhy
    News

    Cars ordered to lengthen RegioPanter EMUs

    2022-04-06T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation and subcontractor ŽOS Trnava are to supply 11 RegioPanter 18Ev electric multiple-unit cars to lengthen some of the 29 EMUs which were ordered in December 2019 for use in the Jihomoravský region. Deliveries are expected to be completed by December this ...

  • Bilbao station window
    News

    Six options in Santander – Bilbao railway study

    2022-04-04T14:54:00Z

    SPAIN: The Ministry of Transport, Mobility & the Urban Agenda has published details of its ‘Informative Study’ for a new railway line between Santander and Bilbao. Prepared by WSP Spain-Apia and Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas under a €1∙2m contract awarded in September 2020, the study puts ...

  • TGV M 1003 power car 22003 (Photo: Romain Vergnères)
    News

    TGV M power cars transported from Belfort to La Rochelle

    2022-04-04T12:01:00Z

    FRANCE: Power cars from the first of the TGM M trainsets ordered under SNCF’s TGV of the Future programme, branded Avelia Horizon by the manufacturer, have been transported from Alstom’s Belfort factory to La Rochelle.

  • Tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ broke through into the station to be greeted by the mayors of Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil
    Metro Report International

    ‘Mireille’ breaks through on Paris Line 16

    2022-04-01T11:01:00Z

    FRANCE: Celebrations at the site of the future Clichy-Montfermeil station on March 29 marked a milestone in the construction of automated metro Line 16 as part of the Grand Paris Express project. After boring 2·2 km from the Bel-Air worksite in Chelles, tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ ...

  • Praha hostivar_dpp_render
    Metro Report International

    Praha tram project gets underway

    2022-04-01T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Eurovia has begun work on a KC200m six-month project to build the Depo Hostivař tram stop and turning circle close to the eastern terminus of Praha metro Line A. New track will provide a triangular junction at the intersection of ul Černokostelecka and ul ...

  • Marjan Rintel
    Organisations

    Head of NS steps down to join airline

    2022-03-31T15:08:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National passenger train operator NS announced on March 31 that Marjan Rintel is to step down as President to become President & CEO of airline KLM on July 1. Rintel has been at NS since November 2014, initially as Chair of the Passenger Services business ...

  • Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more.
    Metro Report International

    Chemnitz orders second generation Citylink tram-trains

    2022-03-31T13:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more. The vehicles will be similar to Chemitz’s first generation electro-diesel Citylink tram-trains supplied from 2015 by Vossloh’s light rail business, ...

  • X72500 train
    News

    French open access passenger service launch postponed

    2022-03-31T13:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Open access operator Railcoop has indefinitely postponed the launch of its planned Lyon – Bordeaux passenger service, which had been scheduled to start with the December timetable change. On March 30 the co-operative community interest group released a statement confirming the deferral of its entry ...

  • CD Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive impression
    News

    ČD orders 230 km/h Vectron locomotives

    2022-03-31T12:01:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 50 Vectron MS multi-system electric locomotives suitable for hauling international passenger trains at up to 230 km/h. The locomotives are to be produced at Siemens Mobility’s München-Allach factory for delivery from December 2025. ...

  • The European Commission has approved the planned merger of cross-border high speed train operators Thalys and Eurostar.
    News

    Merger approval ‘should ensure the rebound and growth ambitions of Thalys and Eurostar’, says SNCF

    2022-03-31T11:58:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has approved the planned merger of cross-border high speed train operators Thalys and Eurostar. SNCF Voyageurs told Railway Gazette International the merger ‘should ensure the rebound and growth ambitions of Thalys and Eurostar.’ Announcing its decision on March 29, the Commission said ...

  • București Imperio tram at factory (6)
    Metro Report International

    București tram delivery ahead of schedule

    2022-03-31T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: The first of 100 Imperio trams being built for the București network is nearing completion at the Astra Vagoane Călători factory in Arad, and is now expected to be delivered in early June. The trams were ordered ...