Traction & rolling stock news – Page 14

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    AVG Flexity tram-train delivered to Karlsruhe


    GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first two of 20 Flexity tram-trains which Karlsruhe area operator Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft ordered in December 2018. The €87m order was the second option that AVG had exercised within a framework agreement signed in 2009 covering the supply ...

  • Stadler has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply TETRA onboard voice and data radio equipment for 60 diesel shunting locomotives which national railway VR ordered last year.

    Teltronic to supply TETRA radios for Finnish locomotives


    FINLAND: Stadler has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply TETRA onboard voice and data radio equipment for 60 diesel shunting locomotives which national railway VR ordered last year. The contract covers 60 RTP-300 EN50155/EN45545 compliant radio sets, RCC-3000 touchscreen control consoles and accessories for driver’s voice ...

  • Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains.
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    London Underground’s first Chinese wagons shipped


    UK: Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains. Announcing the shipment of the first batch last month, CRRC said this was the first time that a European metro ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons

    Etihad Rail triples fleet with 842 wagon order


    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons, which the national railway said would be tailor-made for local environmental conditions and meet Gulf Co-operation Council requirements including ‘state-of-the-art’ braking and safety systems. The order signed on August ...

  • CER Cargo CZ Loko EffiShunter 1000M

    Export EffiShunter 1000M handed over


    EUROPE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko handed over the first of two EffiShunter 1000M four-axle diesel-electric locomotives ordered by Hungarian operator CER Cargo Holding at its Jihlava plant on July 28. This is the first export contract for the EffiShunter 1000M; it follows an order for 50 ...

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    First tram arrives in Lund


    SWEDEN: CAF has delivered the first of seven trams ordered by transport authority Skånetrafiken for the light rail line in Lund which is now scheduled to be officially opened on December 12. The tram was built at CAF’s Zaragoza plant in Spain. It was delivered by ...

  • ie Dublin Luas Finglas consultation
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    Luas extension consultation as Dublin’s trams get longer


    IRELAND: Public consultation has begun on the Luas Finglas proposal to extend Dublin’s Green light rail line by 3·9 km from the current terminus at Broombridge. This would add four stops at St Helena’s, Finglas Village, Mellowes Park and a 600-space park-and-ride site beside the junction of ...

  • CRRC Zhuzhou six-section Shen 24 electric locomotive for mining company China Shenhua Energy Co

    28·8 MW freight locomotive unveiled


    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has unveiled first of eight 28·8 MW six-section electric locomotives which mining company China Shenhua Energy Co has ordered for hauling 10 000 tonne coal trains on 1·2% gradients on the 266 km Shenmu – Shuozhou line. Designated Shen ...

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    MÁV-Start coach modernisation contract awarded


    HUNGARY: Passenger operator MÁV-Start has awarded TMH Hungary’s Dunakeszi plant a €90m contract to undertake heavy maintenance and modernisation of 403 coaches over four years. These comprise 263 vehicles currently operated on domestic services and 140 used on international routes. The scope of the project ...

  • Siemens Mobility Inspiro London trainset for the Piccadilly Line.
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    Doors ordered for London Underground’s new Piccadilly Line trains


    UK: Knorr-Bremse’s rolling stock door subsidiary IFE has won its largest ever contract, covering the supply of door systems for the trainsets which Siemens Mobility is to build for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. The ‘middle double-digit million-euro’ contract announced on August 3 ...

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    Locomotive stop-start system developed


    GERMANY: Voith has introduced OnEfficiency.StopStart, a tool which enables the automatic shutdown and restart of idling freight locomotive engines. It constantly monitors the diesel engine and auxiliary systems, automatically starting the engine if necessary to ensure that the locomotive is always ready for operation. Voith ...

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    Bangladesh Railway orders 150 coaches


    BANGLADESH: A joint venture of South Korean firms Sung Shin Rolling Stock Technology Ltd and POSCO International signed a contract to supply 150 coaches to Bangadesh Railway on July 29. To be delivered in 18 to 30 months, the metre-gauge coaches will feature stainless steel bodies, ...

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    Indian Railways unveils ‘post-Covid coach’


    RCF coach INDIA: The Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala has rolled out its first ‘post-Covid coach’, incorporating what Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal said were ‘significant design improvements for post-Covid travel’ The vehicle incorporates a range of ‘hands-free’ features including ...

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    Alpha Trains acquires DMUs in sale and leaseback deal


    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains has acquired 22 Alstom Coradia Lint 54 two-car diesel multiple-units from Transdev in a sale and lease-back transaction, and is to acquire a further nine identical units directly from the manufacturer. The DMUs are to be used by Transdev subsidiary Bayerische ...

  • gb Greater Anglia Stansted Express Class 745_1 at Stansted Airport
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    Stansted Express Class 745/1 trainsets enter passenger service


    UK: The first two of the 10 Stadler Flirt Class 745/1 electric multiple-units ordered for Greater Anglia’s Stansted Express service entered passenger service on the route between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport on July 28. ‘This milestone marks the start of ...

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    Bangladesh locomotive handover


    BANGLADESH: India formally handed over 10 WDM3D diesel locomotives which are being donated to Bangladesh Railway with a virtual ceremony on July 27. The 1 676 mm gauge, 3 300 hp mixed traffic locomotives have been modified to suit height restrictions in Bangladesh and are ...

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    CAF awarded São Paulo train maintenance contract


    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM has awarded CAF a four-year contract for the maintenance of eight suburban electric multiple-units which it supplied in 2011-12 for use on Line 10. The work will be carried out by the Spanish company’s CAF Brazil subsidiary at the operator’s ...

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    Iarnród Éireann orders Stage V MTU PowerPacks


    IRELAND: Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to supply 41 ‘hybrid-ready’ MTU PowerPacks for the additional Class 22000 inter-city diesel multiple-unit cars which Iarnród Éireann ordered from Mitsui Co last year. These PowerPacks will be fitted with MTU 6H 1800 R86 diesel engines ...

  • cz CD Cargo Bombardier Traxx MS3

    Traxx MS3 enters revenue service


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first two Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 electric locomotives entered revenue service this month. They are being operated by ČD Cargo, which awarded a framework contract for up to 50 of the locomotives in August 2019 with firm order for an initial 10. ‘It’s ...

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    ‘Spirit of the Silk Road’ on first Luoyang metro train


    CHINA: Luoyang CRRC Rail Transit Equipment Co has unveiled the first locally-produced trainset for the future Luoyang metro Line 1. The manufacturer said the styling draws on the ancient city’s culture, with elements inspired by ‘blooming peonies and fluttering ribbons’ demonstrating ‘the inheritance of the spirit of ...