Traction & rolling stock news

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    Rail Business UK

    Flexible wagons to refresh infrastructure fleet

    2022-06-29T09:41:00Z

    UK: Swiss wagon leasing group Wascosa marked its entry into the UK freight market with an event at London Victoria station on June 28 to unveil three designs of wagon it is delivering to refresh Network Rail’s infrastructure maintenance fleet. The company is supplying 570 vehicles ...

  • Rostock Stadler TINA tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Rostock orders TINA trams

    2022-06-24T15:26:00Z

    GERMANY: Rostocker Straßenbahnen has ordered 28 Stadler TINA trams, which will gradually replace its 6N1 trams dating from 1994-96 on all six routes from 2025. The contract signed on June 24 is worth €98·2m, with the Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern contributing €9·45m. ...

  • Timisoara Bozankaya tram (4)
    Metro Report International

    Bozankaya tram enters service in Timișoara

    2022-06-24T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: The first of 21 trams being supplied by Turkish company Bozankaya has entered service on Route 1 in Timișoara, the first tram supplied new to the city in 50 years. In July 2019 Bozankaya beat Pesa to win a contract for ...

  • Siemens Mobility Charger loco (Photo: Amtrak)
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    Amtrak orders 50 locomotives

    2022-06-23T15:37:00Z

    USA: Amtrak has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 50 Charger locomotives. The order announced on June 23 has been placed as an option on a $850m contract awarded in December 2018. This covered an initial 75 locomotives and 20 years ...

  • A shunting locomotive retrofitted for unattended operation to Grade of Automation 4 is being tested at the Voikkaa Business Area
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    Autonomous shunting locomotive on test

    2022-06-23T11:00:00Z

    FINLAND: A shunting locomotive retrofitted for unattended operation to Grade of Automation 4 is being tested at the Voikkaa Business Area as part of a project to develop an autonomous shunter for use at freight terminals, industrial sites and ports. Steelwheel has modified the Otso 4 ...

  • CAF and Etihad Rail sign passenger train contract
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    Etihad Rail awards UAE passenger train contract

    2022-06-23T10:22:00Z

    UAE: National railway project promoter Etihad Rail has signed a 1·2bn dirham contract for Spanish company CAF to design, supply and maintain fleet of push-pull passenger trainsets designed to European standards and equipped with ‘the latest cutting-edge technologies’ that suit the UAE’s topography and climate. The ...

  • CRRC has delivered the final three of 10 four-car diesel multiple-units ordered by INCFA for use on services between Luanda and Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport.
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    CRRC completes Angolan DMU deliveries

    2022-06-22T13:42:00Z

    ANGOLA: CRRC has delivered the final three of 10 four-car diesel multiple-units ordered by INCFA for use on services between Luanda and Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport. Each of the 1 067 mm gauge 100 km/h DMUs has a capacity of 696 passengers, and up to ...

  • Wascosa Eamnos wagons
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    Wagon leasing company Wascosa acquired

    2022-06-21T11:08:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Funds managed by Swiss Life Asset Managers and Vauban Infrastructure Partners have acquired wagon leasing company Wascosa from Philipp Müller and his family. The new owners said the ‘highly attractive and resilient’ rail market was benefiting from ‘structural tailwinds driven by an increased modal share’. ...

  • Montpellier CAF tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Montpellier orders 60 trams

    2022-06-20T14:48:00Z

    FRANCE: Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole has selected CAF to supply 60 trams to its local transport operator TaM, with options for 17 more bringing the total value of the order to €223·7m. The seven-section Urbos trams will be assembled at the CAF France plant at Bagnères-de-Bigorre in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Commuter rail agencies are being offered flexible options for the lease of ‘like new’ modernised diesel locomotives by Rolling Stock Solutions
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    Commuter operators offered flexible diesel locomotive leasing options

    2022-06-16T12:00:00Z

    USA: Commuter rail agencies are being offered flexible options for the lease of ‘like new’ modernised diesel locomotives by Rolling Stock Solutions and its strategic partner Alternate Concepts, with backing from private equity investor Adelphi Capital Advisory. RSS has acquired an initial fleet of EMD F40PH ...

  • 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 ...

  • NERIC agreement
    Metro Report International

    Egyptian rolling stock localisation agreement signed

    2022-06-16T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture has signed an agreement with Hyundai Rotem for the local assembly of 40 metro trains totalling 320 cars to be deployed on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. NERIC said the localisation agreement signed when a delegation ...

  • GTS Rail Bombardier Traxx
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    GTS Rail targets Iberia

    2022-06-15T05:12:00Z

    ITALY: GTS Rail has announced a €74m order for Alstom to supply 20 Traxx DC3 locomotives, which will take its fleet to 48 locos, and has said it is looking to enter the Spanish and Portuguese freight markets. GTS Iberia has been established to develop new ...

  • Railcoop has appointed ACC M to refurbish second-hand X72500 diesel multiple-units
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    ACC M to refurbish trains for French open access start-up Railcoop

    2022-06-09T05:00:00Z

    Jérémie Anne visits the factory where ACC M is to refurbish diesel multiple-units for use by open access operator Railcoop.

  • Railway Support Systems Tractive Power TP70 FWDX2 locomotive (Photo: Jack Boskett)
    Rail Business UK

    Class 08 locomotive replacement concept unveiled

    2022-06-08T16:39:00Z

    UK: Railway Support Services has imported a Canadian-built diesel locomotive to demonstrate its plans to produce a replacement for the venerable Class 08 design for main line and industrial shunting and short-distance freight operations. The imported TP70 FWDX2 was produced by Tractive Power in North Vancouver ...

  • FMG locomotive modernised by Wabtec
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    US locomotives rebuilt for Australia

    2022-06-08T09:02:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Wabtec is supplying a fleet of modernised diesel locomotives to an Australian customer for the first time, with a contract to rebuild 28 second-hand diesel locomotives for delivery to Fortescue Metals Group over two years. The locos are being rebuilt to the AC44C6M specification at ...

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    Locomotives for Gabon under construction

    2022-06-07T05:00:00Z

    GABON: CRRC’s Ziyang factory is manufacturing six diesel locomotives which railway concessionaire Sociéte d’Exploitation du Transgabonais will use to haul 10 000 tonne manganese ore trains. The contract signed in early 2022 includes 10 years of maintenance. CRRC has previously delivered 16 ...

  • French regional train (Photo: Christophe Masse)
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    Consortium to provide rolling stock options as French passenger market opens

    2022-06-01T10:38:00Z

    FRANCE: Leasing company Akiem and Banque des Territoires have formed the TerriTrains consortium to offer rolling stock financing and management services to public authorities and train operators as the French passenger market is opened to competition. Akiem said the national government and regions spend more than ...

  • Class 43 New Measurement Train
    Rail Business UK

    Class 43 ETCS retrofit project makes progress

    2022-06-01T07:53:00Z

    UK: Thales and leasing company Porterbrook have announced the successful retrofitting of three Class 43 HST power cars with ETCS onboard equipment complying with UNISIG baseline B3R2. Following successful ETCS Level 2 Testing at Network Rail’s Melton Rail Innovation & Development Centre ...