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  • ua Kyiv metro train refurbished (4)
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    Kyiv metro trains get mid-life overhaul

    2021-02-26T10:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Kyiv metro’s rolling stock repair workshop has rolled out an initial set of five Type 81-717/714 cars which have undergone a 35m hryvnia mid-life modernisation. The refurbishment of the vehicles dating from the late 1980s and early 1990s includes interior ...

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    Niedersachsen orders the ‘quietest trains in Germany’

    2021-02-25T17:54:00Z

    GERMANY: ‘Niedersachsen has never ordered so many new trains in one go’, said Land Minister of Transport Dr Bernd Althusmann when transport authority LNVG named Alstom as preferred bidder to supply 34 partly-double-deck electric multiple-units for use on Expresskreuz Bremen/Niedersachsen services. The contract announced ...

  • Hamburg S-Bahn Bombardier Transportation Class 490 EMU (Photo: Radek Kopras) (2)
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    Hamburg S-Bahn EMU deliveries complete

    2021-02-24T11:36:00Z

    GERMANY: All 82 of S-Bahn Hamburg’s fleet of Class 490 EMUs have now entered service, the operator has confirmed. The EMUs were ordered from Bombardier Transportation to replace Class 472/473 units dating from the mid-1970s. The original order placed in 2013 was for 60 trainsets, ...

  • DB Cargo UK and Tata Steel have trialled the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 60 diesel locomotive
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    DB Cargo UK tests vegetable oil fuelled Class 60

    2021-02-19T15:59:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK and Tata Steel have trialled the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 60 diesel locomotive which hauled 2 500 tonnes of steel coil from Margam steel works in Port Talbot to the Round Oak terminal at Brierley Hill in ...

  • PKP Intercity has awarded CZ Loko an €8·9m contract to supply 10 locomotives for light shunting
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    PKP Intercity orders shunting locomotives

    2021-02-19T15:26:00Z

    POLAND: PKP Intercity has awarded CZ Loko an €8·9m contract to supply 10 locomotives for light shunting at depots and stabling points in Warszawa, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Katowice and Kraków. The two-axle EffiShunter 300 is designed to give low production and operating costs. The locomotives for ...

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    Metra to test electric shunting locomotive

    2021-02-19T10:39:00Z

    USA: The board of Chicago commuter operator Metra has approved a plan to procure seven low-emission shunting locomotives, including its first zero-emission electric loco. The six diesel locos would be required to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier IV emissions standards, the highest currently in ...

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    Turkish tank wagons support Iraqi rail freight revival

    2021-02-18T14:00:00Z

    IRAQ: Turkish pressure tank manufacturer Cryocan has despatched the first 50 of 400 tank wagons which Iraq’s national railway IRR has ordered as part of a project to transfer petroleum traffic from road to rail. Cryocan expects to deliver a further 100 wagons this year, ...

  • sn SN-CFS locomotives leased from Traxtion
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    Traxtion supplies locomotives to Sénégal

    2021-02-18T12:36:00Z

    SENEGAL: Société des Nationale Chemins de Fer du Sénégal has awarded Traxtion Group a contract to supply five refurbished main line diesel locomotives and one shunting loco, in a two-year leasing deal which includes maintenance at the operator’s workshop. CFS was formed last year to ...

  • Škoda Brandenburg 2
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    Three cities place joint tram order

    2021-02-17T12:28:00Z

    GERMANY: The cities of Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg and Cottbus have jointly awarded Škoda Transportation a €110m contract to supply 24 trams, with an option for a further 21. The three-section unidirectional 70% low-floor ForCity Plus trams will replace existing high-floor vehicles which are ...

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    Serbia calls tenders for 200 km/h EMUs

    2021-02-15T10:00:00Z

    SERBIA: The Ministry of Construction, Transport Infrastructure has called tenders for the supply of three 200 km/h electric trainsets for use on the Beograd - Novi Sad - Subotica route. The trainsets are required to be around 100 m long with a minimum ...

  • Moscow tram PK TS Vityaz
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    Supercapacitors and sensors on latest generation of Moscow trams

    2021-02-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow has taken delivery of the first four of the latest generation of PK TS Vityaz-M trams, ordered under a 30-year contract which covers the supply and maintenance of 74 three-section and 40 single-section vehicles. Features include supercapacitors which are expected to reduce traction ...

  • Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles.
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    Baselland Transport selects Stadler trams

    2021-02-12T11:23:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles. The contract, which is expected to be finalised in September, would be worth SFr125m, including spare parts. The seven-section steel-bodied trams will be 45·5 ...

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    Hamilton – Auckland connector is ready to roll

    2021-02-11T11:25:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The long-planned regional passenger service connecting Hamilton and Auckland will launch on April 6, Waikato Regional Council announced on February 10.

  • Siemens Mobility Ltd has awarded contracts totalling £50m for the first phase of construction of the £200m rolling stock factory at Goole
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    Siemens Mobility awards contracts for train factory to ‘put Goole on the map’

    2021-02-10T14:27:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility Ltd has awarded contracts totalling £50m for the first phase of construction of the £200m rolling stock factory at Goole where it is to produce trainsets for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, with potential follow-on orders for the Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo ...

  • GTR Southern Electrostar Class 377 refurbishment under Project Aurora (2)
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    Southern’s first refurbished Electrostar returns to service

    2021-02-09T12:57:00Z

    UK: Unit 377 430 is the first Electrostar electric multiple-unit to return to service following refurbishment under Govia Thameslink Railway’s fleet modernisation programme. The £55m programme known as Project Aurora covers 214 Bombardier Transportation Class 377 Electrostar trainsets operated on Southern services, and 56 similar ...

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    Brno orders trams and trolleybuses

    2021-02-09T10:48:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A KC2·4bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 40 ForCity Smart 34 trams and 40 Type 27Tr trolleybuses was signed by Brno urban transport operator DPMB and Škoda Transportation on February 2. The first 20 trolleybuses are to be delivered in ...

  • Elron has formally awarded a consortium of Škoda Vagonka and Škoda Transportation a €56·2m contract to supply six electric multiple-units by the end of 2024
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    Estonian EMU contract awarded

    2021-02-09T10:13:00Z

    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has formally awarded a consortium of Škoda Vagonka and Škoda Transportation a €56·2m contract to supply six electric multiple-units by the end of 2024, with an option for 10 more. The EMUs are intended for use on ...

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    Gono Line DMUs replaced

    2021-02-09T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has begun introducing new diesel-electric multiple-units to operate its Gono Line along the scenic northwestern coast of Honshu.

  • Rail Cargo Hungaria CRRC loco
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    Certifying a Chinese electric locomotive for EU operation

    2021-02-08T15:06:00Z

    EUROPE: Type approval testing is about to begin with a prototype main line electric locomotive with last-mile capability which CRRC Zhuzhou has designed and built to the specifications of Austrian Federal Railways’ subsidiary Rail Cargo Hungaria.

  • Lille metro train lighting
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    LEDs replace halogen lights on Lille metro trains

    2021-02-08T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Lille operator Transpole has replaced the halogen lamps on its light metro trains with Mafelec M-Light ML5-1/170 multifunctional LED lighting units, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. The trains previously had a separate white headlight, white marker light and red tail lights at each ...