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  • E4-MAX-4
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    JR East says sayonara to Series E4

    2021-01-23T06:10:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has announced that it will withdraw its Series E4 double-deck trains from services on the Joetsu Shinkansen later this year.

  • Costa Rica's national railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight CRRC diesel multiple-units for commuter services around San José.
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    ‘Modern, efficient and sustainable’ trains arrive in Costa Rica

    2021-01-22T12:26:00Z

    COSTA RICA: National railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight diesel multiple-units for use on commuter services around the capital San José. ‘With the arrival of these new trains, the process of rail modernisation begins’, said Incofer President Elizabeth Briceño. ‘Current passenger operations will be improved ...

  • Szeged Stadler tram-train delivery (Photo Balazs Szecsody MAV) (2)
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    Szeged tram-train deliveries underway

    2021-01-22T09:00:00Z

    HUNGARY: Stadler’s Valencia site has delivered the first of 12 Citylink light rail vehicles ordered for the 22 km Szeged – Hódmezővásárhely tram-train line, which is scheduled to open in September. National passenger operator MÁV-Start placed a HF17∙6bn order for an initial ...

  • GTS Rail Bombardier Traxx
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    GTS Rail places loco order as it plans to double its fleet

    2021-01-22T08:00:00Z

    ITALY: Intermodal freight operator GTS Rail has ordered a further three Bombardier Transportation Traxx DC3 E.494 electric locomotives, which will take its Traxx fleet to 20, with CEO Alessio Muciaccia saying its goal is to double the fleet over the next five years. The locomotives are ...

  • CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 15 trams for the tramway which is under construction in the city of Wenshan in in the southeast of Yunnan province.
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    Wenshan tram delivered

    2021-01-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 15 trams for the tramway which is under construction in the city of Wenshan in the southeast of Yunnan province. The 100% low-floor four-section tram has 72 seats and a total capacity of ...

  • in Mumbai Metro Line 4 construction
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    Bombardier low-bidder for Mumbai Line 4 car order

    2021-01-19T17:07:00Z

    INDIA: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has named Bombardier Transportation as low bidder to supply rolling stock for Mumbai Metro Line 4. The 32·3 km Green Line will run from Wadala near Mumbai Harbour through Thane to Kasaravadavali; construction of the elevated guideway is ...

  • The Metra board has approved the award of a ‘transformational’ $1·8bn framework agreement for Alstom to supply up to 500 double-deck coaches
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    Chicago commuter operator approves ‘transformational’ order for Alstom coaches

    2021-01-18T16:06:00Z

    USA: The Metra board has approved the award of a ‘transformational’ $1·8bn framework agreement for Alstom to supply up to 500 double-deck coaches, which the Chicago commuter operator said would be ‘more comfortable, accessible, reliable and safe than the outdated gallery cars they will replace.’ ...

  • Bombardier Transportation has begun design work for the US$15m mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ fleet of 143 first generation Twindexx double-deck coaches supplied in 2002-06.
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    Mid-life overhaul for Israel Railways double-deck fleet

    2021-01-18T09:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: Bombardier Transportation has begun design work for the US$15m mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ fleet of 143 first generation Twindexx double-deck coaches supplied in 2002-06. The programme will include modernisation of internal and external doors, toilet accessibility improvements and replacement of the passenger information systems ...

  • Rail Operations (UK) Stadler Class 93 trimode locomotive impression
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    Trimode Class 93 locomotives ordered by Rail Operations (UK)

    2021-01-14T17:49:00Z

    UK: Stadler and Rail Operations (UK) Ltd have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 30 Class 93 trimode locomotives, with an initial batch of 10 scheduled for delivery in early 2023. The Bo-Bo locomotives will be based on the Class 68 UKLight diesel and ...

  • Paris RER Line B Mi79 train
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    CAF-Bombardier consortium selected for Paris RER rolling stock contract

    2021-01-14T14:55:00Z

    FRANCE: National passenger operator SNCF Voyageurs and Paris transport operator RATP have confirmed their selection of a consortium of Bombardier Transpoartion and CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 146 suburban trainsets for the jointly operated north-south RER Line B.

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    Stadler to supply fire-fighting and rescue trains

    2021-01-14T11:05:00Z

    AUSTRIA: ÖBB Infrastruktur has awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply of up to 20 fire-fighting and rescue trains worth €240m, with a €60m firm order for an initial five to enter service by mid-2024. The trains will be used to respond to emergencies in ...

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    More Île-de-France EMUs ordered

    2021-01-13T15:46:00Z

    FRANCE: Acting on behalf of Paris regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités, national operator SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a firm order to supply a further three Omneo Regio 2N electric multiple-units. They are to be delivered from the end of 2023 to strengthen the Omneo Regio ...

  • The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse (Photo: Tony Miles)
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    Hitachi fleets to be fitted with updated brake pads and discs

    2021-01-13T13:29:00Z

    UK: The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse to improve brake system performance and reduce life-cycle costs by facilitating longer maintenance intervals. Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices ...

  • Vysus Group is providing engineering, risk management and regulatory approval services to support mining group LKAB in the modernisation of 18 Adtranz/Bombardier IORE heavy haul electric locomotives
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    Vysus supports IORE heavy haul locomotive refurbishment programme

    2021-01-12T11:18:00Z

    SWEDEN: Vysus Group is providing engineering, risk management and regulatory approval services to support mining group LKAB in the modernisation of 18 Adtranz/Bombardier IORE heavy haul electric locomotives which are used to haul iron ore from the Malmfälten mining area to the ports of Luleå and Narvik. ...

  • UWC wagons in Guinea
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    Partnership to supply ‘world class’ wagons for African railways

    2021-01-12T05:00:00Z

    AFRICA: Russian rolling stock manufacturers Tranmsmashholding and United Wagon Co have agreed to work together to supply ‘world class’ wagons and components to customers across Africa. The agreement announced in December aims to combine UWC’s expertise in the wagon sector with TMH Group’s global reach and ...

  • Freight train in Mongolia.
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    UWC to supply first 25 tonne axleload wagons to Mongolia

    2021-01-11T11:41:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Financing company Bodi International has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 810 high capacity open wagons which will be used to carry coal from the Tavan Tolgoi deposit in southern Mongolia for export to China. The Russian manufacturer said these would be the first ...

  • ru PK TS Corsair tram delivered to Kaliningrad
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    Corsair narrow gauge tram delivered to Kaliningrad

    2021-01-11T09:22:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS’s first Type 71-921 Corsair tram has been delivered to Kaliningrad for testing on the city’s metre gauge network. The St Petersburg based manufacturer has designed the 2 300 mm wide articulated four-axle Corsair to meet the requirements of older ...

  • by BC orders CRRC locomotives (2)
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    Belarusian Railway orders electric locomotives

    2021-01-08T15:48:00Z

    BELARUS: A contract for the supply of 15 Type BKG2 mixed-traffic AC electric locomotives has been signed by Belarusian Railway, China National Electric Import Export Corp and manufacturer CRRC Datong. The €64·3m contract agreed on December 29 is being financed ...

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    France: Confort 200 to trim trip times on two routes

    2021-01-08T06:00:00Z

    Along with a programme of track upgrades, a fleet of 10-car articulated EMUs is set to transform travel on the inter-city routes from Paris to Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand in the second half of this decade. Murray Hughes investigates.

  • es Barcelona metro CAF Series 6000-2 TMB
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    Series 6000 trains enter service on Barcelona Line 1

    2021-01-08T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The first two of four CAF-built second-generation Series 6000 trains ordered by Barcelona metro operator TMB in 2018 have entered service on the 1 672 mm gauge Line 1. The five-car fully gangwayed trainsets are 86 m long and have a capacity of 1 111 ...