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  • UWC liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank cars
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    United Wagon Co wins Estonian export order

    2021-03-07T05:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Skinest Rail has awarded Russia’s United Wagon Cco a contract to supply 23 LPG tank cars for use in the Baltic States from June. The Type 15-6855 wagons will have 25 tonne axleload Type 18-9855 bogies, a capacity of 86·7 m³, maintenance intervals of ...

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    Mumbai metro train ready for testing

    2021-03-05T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Test running is scheduled to begin this month with the first of 96 six-car metro trainsets which BEML’s Bengaluru plant is supplying for Mumbai lines 2A and 7. Line 2A will run 18·5 km from Dahisar East to DN Nagar, serving 16 stations, while ...

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    First Dhaka Metro Line 6 train shipped

    2021-03-04T16:39:00Z

    BANGLADESH: The first train for Dhaka Metro Line 6 has been shipped out of Kobe Port, manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries confirmed on March 4.

  • Transport for London and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the detailed design for the 94 air-conditioned trainsets ordered to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025.
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    Air-conditioned Piccadilly Line train designs presented

    2021-03-04T15:52:00Z

    UK: Transport for London and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the detailed design for the 94 air-conditioned trainsets ordered to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. TfL said the ‘state-of-the-art’ Inspiro London design presented on March 4 would ‘significantly improve’ the passenger experience. The longer ...

  • EffiShunter 1000 společnosti Trainpoint Norway
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    CZ Loko targets Scandinavian shunter replacement market

    2021-03-03T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has won a contract to supply an EffiShunter 1000 four-axle diesel-electric locomotive to Oslo-based leasing and maintenance company Trainpoint Norway, and will prioritise obtaining approval for use in Sweden is it sees a large potential market for the replacement of ageing ...

  • České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units
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    ČD signs framework contract for 160 Pesa regional DMUs

    2021-03-02T13:34:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units, with a firm order worth almost KC3bn for an initial 33 units. The 120 km/h low-floor DMUs will ...

  • Tatra-Yug is to supply 20 Type K1T306 three-section 27 m long low-floor trams to Kyiv
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    Tatra-Yug to supply trams to Kyiv

    2021-03-02T12:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Tatra-Yug is to supply 20 Type K1T306 three-section 27 m long low-floor trams to Kyiv by February 2023 The contract signed on February 25 is worth €1·225m per tram, and is backed with funding from the European Investment Bank. Elektron had bid €24·9m ...

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    Hydrogen train trial to inform electrification thinking

    2021-03-01T15:48:00Z

    GERMANY: Baden-Württemberg local operator Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs is to test an Alstom iLint hydrogen multiple-unit in regular service.

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    Germany needs faster electrification, says Allianz pro Schiene

    2021-03-01T10:06:00Z

    GERMANY: The federal government needs to accelerate significantly the rate of electrification if it is to achieve its target of having at least 70% of the national network wired by 2025, according to the non-profit transport alliance Allianz pro Schiene.

  • 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, ...

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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 ...