Traction & rolling stock news – Page 10

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    Metro Report International

    Design agency showcases post-Covid metro train concept

    2020-09-04T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Design company Tangerine has developed a concept for a ‘post-Covid’ metro train, designed to help operators plan for future pandemics by enabling them to readily adapt the interior to minimise the risk of transmission during local outbreaks. The ‘Metamorphosis’ concept has ...

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    Freight RAILCAR bill aims to support US wagon industry

    2020-09-03T13:11:00Z

    USA: The Railway Supply Institute which represents more than 200 companies has welcomed the bipartisan introduction to the House of Representatives of the Freight Rail Assistance Investment to Launch Coronavirus-era Activity Recovery Act, which would offer a time-limited 50% tax credit for purchasing ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic.
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    Digital coupler ‘opens door to automation’

    2020-09-02T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic. Speaking during a demonstration of prototype couplers at the DB Systemtechnik Minden research facility on August 31, Sabina Jeschke, DB’s Board Member for Digitalisation Technology, said that the ...

  • Three manufacturers have prequalified for a contract to supply a total of 194 electric-multiple units in a procurement process which is being run by Swiss Federal Railways and its local operating joint ventures Thurbo in Thurgau and RegionAlps in Valais.
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    Three prequalify for large Swiss train contract

    2020-09-01T15:43:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Three manufacturers have prequalified for a contract to supply a total of 194 electric-multiple units in a procurement process which is being run by Swiss Federal Railways and its local operating joint ventures Thurbo in Thurgau and RegionAlps in Valais. The shortlisted bidders announced on ...

  • es Transfesa Logistics launches the first train with its new high-capacity car-carriers for international routes
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    Automotive wagons meet changing needs of car manufacturers

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Transfesa Logistics has put into service the first 18 of 100 automotive wagons ordered from Greenbrier in Poland. The company said this would help to meet the growing demand for transporting electric vehicles, and cars which are larger and heavier than those produced in the ...

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    Azerbaijan modernises north–south and east–west corridors

    2020-08-31T11:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has begun work to rebuild a disused railway which would allow north–south trains to bypass the Baku conurbation. During August it also converted the electrification on the 499 km east-west corridor from Baku to Böyük Kəsik on the Georgian border from 3 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Great Western Railway takes delivery of trimode electro-diesel multiple-unit

    2020-08-31T05:00:00Z

    UK: Great Western Railway has taken delivery of the first of 19 Class 769 Flex multiple-units equipped to operate using 750 V DC third rail, 25 kV 50 Hz overhead or diesel power. The Class 769 has been developed from Class 319 dual-system EMUs formerly used ...

  • UWC articulated tank car for light oil products
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    Articulated light oil tank wagon certified

    2020-08-30T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained operating certification for its Type 15-629 six-axle articulated tank car for carrying light oil products. It runs on 25 tonne axleload bogies and is designed to make the most efficient use of capacity when transporting light oil products with a ...

  • A prototype battery-powered carbon fibre and metal Very Light Rail vehicle is under construction at NP Aerospace’s plant at Foleshill in Coventry.
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    Very Light Rail vehicle prototype under construction

    2020-08-28T11:35:00Z

    UK: A prototype battery-powered carbon fibre and metal Very Light Rail vehicle is under construction at NP Aerospace’s plant at Foleshill in Coventry. The VLR project to develop low-cost technologies which would make light rail a viable option for medium sized cities is being managed by ...

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    Wagons to support CFL Multimodal network expansion

    2020-08-28T09:00:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: CFL Multimodal subsidiary CFL Intermodal has expanded its fleet with an order for 50 Tatravagónka T3000 double pocket wagons for transporting semi-trailers. The wagons are equipped with tracking sensors to enable the operator’s customers to be provided with real-time location data. ...

  • Susanna Karawanskij, State Secretary at the Thüringen Ministry of Infrastructure, hands over the Land's notification of funding for the order
    Metro Report International

    Jena orders Stadler trams

    2020-08-28T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Jena’s municipal transport operator Jenaer Nahverkehr has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 24 trams and maintain them for 24 years, with an option for up to 19 more vehicles and a further eight years of maintenance. Susanna Karawanskij, State Secretary at the Thüringen Ministry ...

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    ‘Two-pronged’ locomotive brake maintenance contract awarded

    2020-08-27T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The national railway group’s rolling stock maintenance company VR FleetCare has awarded Knorr-Bremse RailServices a contract to maintain the brake control and wheel slide protection equipment on 46 Sr2 electric locomotives until 2028. The mixed-traffic locos have been in service since the mid-1990s. They are ...

  • State-owned leasing company GTLK was the sole bidder for a contract to supply 29 trams to the Ulyanovsk Region State Procurement Agency.
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    Tram leasing deal signed

    2020-08-27T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: State-owned leasing company GTLK was the sole bidder for a contract to supply 29 trams to the Ulyanovsk Region State Procurement Agency. The 1·36bn rouble 10-year leasing deal signed on August 22 covers a fleet of PK TS Type 71-911EM Lionet single-ended four-axle 100% low-floor ...

  • gb SWR Class 701 Arterio Bombardier Transportation Aventra EMU (2)
    Rail Business UK

    Arterio brand name for South Western Railway Class 701 fleet

    2020-08-25T10:46:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway has announced Arterio as its brand name for the fleet of 90 Class 701 electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is supplying for use on suburban services from London Waterloo station. Speaking at Wimbledon depot on August 24, SWR ...

  • Amtrak has sold its ‘Ocean View’ dome car to Paxrail (Photo: Joseph Calisi).
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    Amtrak sells ‘Ocean View’ dome car

    2020-08-25T05:00:00Z

    Source: Joseph M Calisi USA: Amtrak has sold its ‘Ocean View’ full- length dome car to private coach fleet owner Paxrail, two years after it was withdrawn from traffic because of high maintenance costs. The vehicle is one of six Great Dome cars built ...

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    Locomotive lamp offers visibility, safety and durability

    2020-08-23T05:00:00Z

    LAMP: Speciality lamp manufacturer Amglo has launched its PAR Series locomotive halogen lamp, designed to provide train operators with a focused, bright beam of light down the track for greater visibility and safety. Intended for use acreoss the USA and Canada, the lamp’s light output ...

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    Improved maglev prototype starts test running

    2020-08-21T09:16:00Z

    JAPAN: JR Central began trial running with its latest Superconducting Maglev Series L0 vehicles at the test guideway in Yamanashi prefecture on August 17.

  • South Western Railway has revealed the first of the Class 484 electric multiple-units which Vivarail is producing for the Island Line on the Isle of Wight.
    Rail Business UK

    Isle of Wight ‘transformation’ gets underway

    2020-08-20T15:52:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway has revealed the first of the Class 484 electric multiple-units which Vivarail is producing for the Island Line on the Isle of Wight, and has announced the dates of a major blockade of the 13·7 km line when engineering works are to be ...

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    ČD Viaggio Comfort coaches on test

    2020-08-20T10:53:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first four of 50 Viaggio Comfort push-pull coaches which a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation is building for national operator ČD are undergoing acceptance trials at the Velim test circuit. The tests involve all four types that are to be ...

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    Liepāja orders Končar trams

    2020-08-20T06:00:00Z

    LATVIA: Croatian manufacturer Končar Električnih Vozila has been awarded a €8·8m firm order to supply a further six trams to Liepāja. The order signed on August 18 has been placed using an option on a November 2018 contract for an intial six trams. Work is ...