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    Fuel cell Mireo Plus H to be trialled in Baden-Württemberg

    2020-11-26T13:58:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are to trial a fuel cell powered regional trainset in revenue service between Tübingen, Horb and Pforzheim in 2024, along with a green hydrogen fuelling plant.

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    Berlin to establish rolling stock company

    2020-11-25T16:30:00Z

    GERMANY: The Berlin Senate has decided to establish a rolling stock agency to procure and lease vehicles for use on local rail services.

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    Northrail orders locomotives to help operators modernise fleets

    2020-11-25T15:57:00Z

    GERMANY: Paribus Group’s rail leasing business Northrail has placed a firm order for a further three Siemens Moblity Smartron electric locomotives. Scheduled to be available for short term lease to customers from December, they will take Northrail’s Smartron fleet to a total of 14 locomotives. All ...

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    Köln orders 64 Citadis trams customised for the German market

    2020-11-25T10:49:00Z

    GERMANY: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG has awarded a consortium of Alstom Transportation Deutschland and Kiepe Electric a €363m contract to supply 64 Citadis low-floor trams to a new configuration adapted for the German market.

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    Wagon with fully opening sides aims to provide warehouse-style loading

    2020-11-24T12:31:00Z

    SWEDEN: A prototype wagon design which allows the entire 20 m long side to be opened vertically to provide a large and unobstructed space for efficient loading by forklift is being tested by pulp producer Södra Cell Värö. Series production of 22 wagons is planned. ‘A ...

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    Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator vehicle prepared for testing

    2020-11-24T10:22:00Z

    UK: The prototype Revolution Very Light Rail railcar has been delivered to the Quinton Rail Technology Centre at Long Marston, where final assembly, system integration and performance validation testing will be completed by early 2021 ahead of demonstration to potential railway project sponsors and stakeholders. Revolution ...

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    Clay figure folk art inspires Wuxi metro train styling

    2020-11-23T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 25 six-car Type B trainsets ordered for the future Wuxi metro Line 4. The trains have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and a capacity of 1 904 passengers. The livery and the ...

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    Coaches delivered to Sakhalin

    2020-11-22T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver carriage works has supplied 18 coaches to the Sakhalin Passenger Co subsidiary of Russian Railways’ Far Eastern Railway. TMH has delivered 10 coaches with nine four-berth compartments, four coaches with nine two-berth compartments, two 54-berth open-plan platskartny dormitory ...

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    Croatian EMU order signed

    2020-11-20T12:01:00Z

    CROATIA: National passenger operator HŽPP has awarded Končar KEV a firm order to supply 11 electric multiple-units for Zagreb suburban services and 10 for regional routes The first is to be delivered in autumn 2022, with the last to arrive by ...

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    Pikes Peak rack railway coach ready for commissioning

    2020-11-19T11:39:00Z

    USA: The first of the coaches which Stadler’s Bussnang plant in Switzerland is building for the Broadmoor Manitou Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Colorado has been handed over to the commissioning team. The 14·3 km standard gauge mountain railway opened in 1891. Following ...

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    PKP Intercity restaurant cars refurbished

    2020-11-19T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: PKP Intercity has taken delivery of 10 restaurant cars which have been refurbished and modernised at the H Cegielski FPS plant in Poznań. Forming part of a mid-life heavy maintenance programme which also included the modernisation of Type 145Ab compartment coaches, the work has been ...

  • CFL Cargo has placed the first order for Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives equipped with diesel engines for last mile operation in non-electrified terminals.
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    CFL Cargo orders locomotives designed to cross borders ‘as easily as a lorry’

    2020-11-18T16:54:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: CFL Cargo has placed the first order for Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives equipped with diesel engines for last mile operation in non-electrified terminals. The order announced on November 18 covers a total of 10 Traxx MS3 locomotives, including five with last mile ...

  • One of the LRVs has been fitted with roof-mounted photovoltaic panels to test the use of renewable energy to power the interior lighting.
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    Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles enter service

    2020-11-18T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first of Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles began entering service on routes 610 and 751 in the Northwest New Territories on November 17. In 2016 MTR Corp awarded CRRC Nanjing Puzhen a HK$745m contract to supply ...

  • The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd
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    Private Wagon Federation becomes the Rail Wagon Association

    2020-11-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd, in a move which the industry association said was intended to enable it to provide a stronger focus on facilitating the development and maintenance of wagons. The organisation, which was originally formed ...

  • Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.
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    More Île-de-France tram-trains ordered by SNCF

    2020-11-17T12:03:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.

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    DB to procure modular wagons to support steel logistics contract

    2020-11-16T12:40:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Cargo is to invest in a fleet of purpose-built flat wagons and swap bodies to supply raw materials for the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Eisenhüttenstadt under a 10-year logistics contract running from mid-2021 to 2031.

  • Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
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    Pacific Harbor Line to test EMD Joule battery locomotive

    2020-11-13T16:03:00Z

    USA: Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach from the second half of 2021. Anacostia Rail Holdings subsidiary PHL provides shunting services and dispatches all BNSF ...

  • ČD has signed a framework agreement with Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka covering the supply of up to 60 RegioPanter regional electric multiple-units
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    Framework agreement for up to 60 EMUs signed

    2020-11-13T15:55:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has signed a framework agreement with Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka covering the supply of up to 60 RegioPanter regional electric multiple-units with a potential value of almost KC9·6bn. One other bid was submitted. Firm orders are to be placed as ...

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    St Petersburg orders PK TS trams

    2020-11-13T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded Tyazhpromleasing a 1·14bn rouble contract to supply 11 two-section and two three-section trams by March 2021. A rival offer submitted by Sberbank Leasing was 6m roubles higher. The 100% low-floor LRVs will be produced by PK ...

  • jp MHIENG Completes Delivery of 48 New 7500 Series Carriages for the New Transit Yurikamome Line
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    Light metro cars bring a fresh breeze to Tokyo’s waterfront

    2020-11-13T11:57:00Z

    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering has completed delivery of eight six-car Series 7500 rubber-tyred light metro trainsets which were ordered in September 2016 to replace Series 7200 sets on Tokyo’s Yurikamome Line. Formerly known as the Tokyo New Transit Waterfront Line, the 14·7 km automated ...