Traction & rolling stock news – Page 13

  • 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 ...

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    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Amtrak has sold its ‘Ocean View’ full- length dome car to private coach fleet owner Paxrail, two years after it was withdrawn from traffic because of high maintenance costs.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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    Metro Report International

    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 ...

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    FlixTrain expands as refurbished coaches arrive

    2020-08-19T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Open access operator FlixTrain was able to step up its low-cost services on August 13, when a fourth set of refurbished coaches was put into operation on its Hamburg – Köln route, and is now lengthening trains as additional vehicles arrive.

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    Rail Business UK

    GWR buys vehicles outright in HST fleet expansion

    2020-08-19T06:42:00Z

    Photos: Tony Miles UK: Despite concerns over future passenger numbers, the Department for Transport has given permission for Great Western Railway to procure three more shortened HST diesel trainsets, branded as the Castle Class by the franchisee. Each set comprises four refurbished PRM TSI-compliant ...

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    Egyptian National Railways puts first TMH coaches into service

    2020-08-14T12:58:00Z

    EGYPT: The first of the modern coaches supplied by Transmashholding’s Tver plant in Russia as part of an order for a total of 1 300 vehicles of five types have entered service with Egyptian National Railways, the manufacturer announced on August 14. ...

  • A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho.
    Metro Report International

    Hydrogen tram demonstration agreement signed

    2020-08-14T09:35:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho. Last year Hyundai Rotem began working with Hyundai Motors on the development ...

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    Metro Report International

    Romanian-Chinese consortium wins disputed contract to supply 100 trams

    2020-08-14T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: A consortium of Astra Vagoane Călători and CRRC has been declared the winner of an 846m lei contract to supply 100 trams to București. Turkish company Durmazlar had been named preferred bidder in December 2019, but the losing consortium submitted a complaint to the Court ...

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    Moscow commuter operator orders EMUs

    2020-08-13T12:46:00Z

    RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply seven 11-car EP2D 3 kV DC electric multiple-units by September. They are to be used on REX-branded commuter services from Moscow Savyolovsky station to Savyolovo (130 km) and ...

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    Covered van order signed

    2020-08-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Manufacturer United Wagon Co, leasing company TransFin-M and freight forwarding company FT Logistic have signed an agreement for the supply of 200 Type 11-6874 covered vans by the end of next year. Intended for carrying large lightweight or heavy small-sized goods, the wagons have 25 ...

  • The first Series 17000 trainset to operate on Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines was officially unveiled at the operator’s Shinkiba depot (Photo: Kazumiki Miura)
    Metro Report International

    Tokyo Metro unveils Series 17000 trainsets

    2020-08-11T13:03:00Z

    JAPAN: The first Series 17000 trainset to operate on Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines was officially unveiled at the operator’s Shinkiba depot on August 11. Both lines carry through services which are operated in conjunction with the Seibu Tobu and Tokyu railways as well as ...

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    Metro Report International

    Omsk orders Uraltransmash trams

    2020-08-11T10:38:00Z

    RUSSIA: The city of Omsk has ordered 24 trams from Uraltransmash for use on its six-route network, with deliveries planned to start within just three weeks. The 688m rouble order placed on August 6 includes 20 Type 71-407 trams 15·9 m long and 39% low-floor with ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tatra-Yug wins second tram export order

    2020-08-10T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: Tatra-Yug has won a 170m lei contract to supply 17 low-floor trams to Craiova, beating bids from Polish company Pesa and Turkey’s Durmazlar and Bozankaya. Tatra-Yug’s bid of 136m lei was adjudged best value, with other offers coming in at 147m lei (Bozankaya), 156m lei ...