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    Shorter high speed trains to fit Sicilian train ferries

    2021-09-23T10:00:00Z

    ITALY: Trenitalia is assessing the possibility of ordering a shorter variant of its Frecciarossa ETR1000 high speed train which could use the train ferries between the mainland and the island of Sicily. The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport envisages ordering a fleet of 12 four-car mini ...

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    Passenger Rolling Stock: Avril moves from vision to reality

    2021-06-21T12:41:00Z

    More than a decade after the company unveiled its concept for a wide-bodied articulated trainset, Talgo’s first production Avril high speed trains are now on test in northern Spain before entering service with national operator RENFE.

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    Turkey’s Velaro high speed trainsets delivered

    2021-06-02T09:40:00Z

    TURKEY: National operator TCDD Taşımacılık has taken delivery of the last of the 19 Velaro TR high speed trainsets ordered from Siemens Mobility. TCDD bought its first Velaro in 2013, when a Velaro D trainset for Germany was taken from the production line and refitted ...

  • RB Rail said the concept train was inspired by trainsets in operation in Europe and elsewhere, with styling influenced by the Baltic Sea and its sun and sand.
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    Rail Baltica concept trains inspired by sun, sea and sand

    2021-04-23T10:10:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has produced conceptual images to help inform the public about the type of trains which could link Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with Poland and western Europe using the future standard gauge line. The concepts are intended to inform ...

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    Talgo confirms work underway to approve Avril trains for use in France

    2021-02-05T14:06:00Z

    EUROPE: Work is underway to obtain approval for Talgo’s Avril high speed train design to operate in France, the manufacturer has confirmed. The announcement on February 3 came as the first Avril trainset for RENFE began dynamic type testing runs on the recently opened high ...

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    Refurbished Pendolino arrives in Greece

    2021-01-20T14:12:00Z

    GREECE: The first of five ETR470 Pendolino trainsets being refurbished for use on Trainose’s flagship Athens – Thessaloniki route has been delivered to Thessaloniki and is expected to enter service in March.

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    ICE4 inspection and maintenance contract awarded

    2021-01-19T11:53:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the first scheduled inspection and maintenance of 40 ICE4 high speed trainsets, with an option covering a further 50.

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    Low-temperature Fuxing high speed train to serve Harbin

    2021-01-14T16:30:00Z

    CHINA: A winterised variant of the Fuxing China Standard high speed train family has been developed for use on 350 km/h services linking Beijing with Shenyang and Harbin in the northern province of Heilongjiang. The southernmost section of the 698·3 km Beijing – Shenyang Passenger-Dedicated ...

  • China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 297m yuan contract to supply a further two eight-car CR400AF high speed trainsets
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    High speed train order increased

    2021-01-13T13:08:00Z

    CHINA: China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 297m yuan contract to supply a further two eight-car CR400AF high speed trainsets by the end of June. The 50:50 joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock was ...

  • China Railway has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 1·6bn yuan contract to supply 14 eight-car CR300AF trainset
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    BST to supply 250 km/h CR300AF trainsets

    2020-11-19T14:58:00Z

    CHINA: China Railway has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 1·6bn yuan contract to supply 14 eight-car CR300AF trainsets by January 2021. The 50:50 joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock was first chosen to supply China Standard high speed ...

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    JR East to trial driverless Shinkansen operation next year

    2020-11-11T05:47:00Z

    JAPAN: JR East announced on November 10 that it plans to use a 12-car Series E7 high speed trainset to undertake a series of driverless test runs in October and November 2021 as part of its Change 2027 programme.

  • Impression of an ILSA ETR1000 in Madrid
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    ILSA high speed trains ordered

    2020-08-10T13:52:00Z

    SPAIN: Trenitalia has signed an €797m contract for a partnership of Hitachi Rail (60%) and Bombardier Transportation (40%) to supply 23 ETR1000 high speed trainsets for use by Intermodalidad de Levante, the future Spanish open access operator which is owned by the Italian national operator (45%) and ...

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    First series-built Talgo Avril breaks cover ahead of test programme

    2020-07-25T10:06:00Z

    Photos: Mariano Álvaro Navarro RENFE’s first S106 Avril trainset passes through Getafe in the southern suburbs of Madrid on the morning of July 24. SPAIN: The first series-produced Avril high speed trainset ordered by RENFE left Talgo’s Rivabellosa factory overnight on July 23-24 to be ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has announced an order for 30 inter-city trains able to run at 320 km/h.
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    Deutsche Bahn orders 320 km/h Velaro derivatives

    2020-07-15T10:40:00Z

    Source: DB AG/Siemens GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has announced an order for 30 inter-city trains able to run at 320 km/h. Chairman Dr Richard Lutz confirmed on July 15 that the operator had placed an order worth €1bn with Siemens Mobility for a derivative of the ...

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    Partnership to develop 400 km/h high speed train for Russia

    2020-06-25T10:31:00Z

    RUSSIA:· Russian Railways, the Engineering Centre for Railway Transport and Knorr-Bremse have formed a partnership to develop high speed trains which could link Russia’s largest cities at speeds up to 400 km/h. It is envisaged that the first of the very high speed trains could enter service ...

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    Knorr-Bremse to supply onboard systems for Sapsan trainsets

    2020-04-30T09:28:00Z

    RUSSIA: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply braking, door and HVAC systems, windscreen wipers and power electrics for the 13 additional Sapsan trainsets which have been ordered by Russian Railways. The third order for 250 km/h Velaro RUS trainsets was placed by RZD ...

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    Amtrak’s first Avelia Liberty heads to Pueblo for testing

    2020-02-20T09:57:00Z

    USA: The first of Amtrak’s next generation of trainsets for Acela Express services on the Northeast Corridor has left Alstom’s Hornell plant in New York state for nine months of dynamic testing at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colorado. Following testing, ...

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    ICE1 trainsets to be equipped with latest ETCS

    2020-02-14T12:24:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit 19 ICE1 high speed trainsets with Baseline 3 compliant ETCS onboard equipment by September 2021. The 19 ICE1 sets which operate into Switzerland were the first to be fitted with ETCS, being equipped in 2007 at ...

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    Joint venture to provide maintenance services for 71 Chinese high speed trains

    2020-01-20T16:38:00Z

    CHINA: China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 2·45bn yuan contract to provide maintenance services for 71 CRH1A-A, CRH1A, CRH1B, CRH1E and CRH380D high speed trainsets totalling 656 cars. The work will be completed by the end of 2020. ...

  • Bombardier Sifang Transportation CR400AF under construction
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    Joint venture awarded Chinese high speed train contract

    2020-01-02T10:56:00Z

    CHINA: The Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture has been awarded a 2·97bn yuan contract to supply China State Railway Group with a further 10 16-car CR400AF 350 km/h trainsets by mid-2020. The contract announced on January 1 is the third order for the CR400AF to ...