Traction & rolling stock news – Page 2

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    Hamilton – Auckland connector is ready to roll

    2021-02-11T11:25:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The long-planned regional passenger service connecting Hamilton and Auckland will launch on April 6, Waikato Regional Council announced on February 10.

  • Siemens Mobility Ltd has awarded contracts totalling £50m for the first phase of construction of the £200m rolling stock factory at Goole
    Rail Business UK

    Siemens Mobility awards contracts for train factory to ‘put Goole on the map’

    2021-02-10T14:27:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility Ltd has awarded contracts totalling £50m for the first phase of construction of the £200m rolling stock factory at Goole where it is to produce trainsets for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, with potential follow-on orders for the Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo ...

  • GTR Southern Electrostar Class 377 refurbishment under Project Aurora (2)
    Rail Business UK

    Southern’s first refurbished Electrostar returns to service

    2021-02-09T12:57:00Z

    UK: Unit 377 430 is the first Electrostar electric multiple-unit to return to service following refurbishment under Govia Thameslink Railway’s fleet modernisation programme. The £55m programme known as Project Aurora covers 214 Bombardier Transportation Class 377 Electrostar trainsets operated on Southern services, and 56 similar ...

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    Metro Report International

    Brno orders trams and trolleybuses

    2021-02-09T10:48:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A KC2·4bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 40 ForCity Smart 34 trams and 40 Type 27Tr trolleybuses was signed by Brno urban transport operator DPMB and Škoda Transportation on February 2. The first 20 trolleybuses are to be delivered in ...

  • Elron has formally awarded a consortium of Škoda Vagonka and Škoda Transportation a €56·2m contract to supply six electric multiple-units by the end of 2024
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    Estonian EMU contract awarded

    2021-02-09T10:13:00Z

    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has formally awarded a consortium of Škoda Vagonka and Škoda Transportation a €56·2m contract to supply six electric multiple-units by the end of 2024, with an option for 10 more. The EMUs are intended for use on ...

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    Gono Line DMUs replaced

    2021-02-09T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has begun introducing new diesel-electric multiple-units to operate its Gono Line along the scenic northwestern coast of Honshu.

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    Certifying a Chinese electric locomotive for EU operation

    2021-02-08T15:06:00Z

    EUROPE: Type approval testing is about to begin with a prototype main line electric locomotive with last-mile capability which CRRC Zhuzhou has designed and built to the specifications of Austrian Federal Railways’ subsidiary Rail Cargo Hungaria.

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    Metro Report International

    LEDs replace halogen lights on Lille metro trains

    2021-02-08T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Lille operator Transpole has replaced the halogen lamps on its light metro trains with Mafelec M-Light ML5-1/170 multifunctional LED lighting units, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. The trains previously had a separate white headlight, white marker light and red tail lights at each ...

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    Metro Report International

    Helsinki orders Crown Bridges light rail vehicles

    2021-02-05T12:36:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL has exercised an option for Škoda Transtech to supply 23 light rail vehicles for use on the future 10 km line across the Crown Bridges, three major bridges which will link the Laajasalo district of eastern Helsinki with Korkeasaari island, the ...

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    Euskotren orders more CAF trainsets

    2021-02-04T14:20:00Z

    SPAIN: Basque metre gauge operator Euskotren has ordered four new four-car EMUs from CAF, to boost its fleet capacity and support further growth.

  • Operail has begun work to convert one of its US-built built General Electric C36 diesel locomotives to be dual fuelled with natural gas (Photo: Raul Mee)
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    Operail converts GE diesel loco to LNG dual-fuel operation

    2021-02-04T11:33:00Z

    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail has begun work to convert one of its US-built General Electric C36 diesel locomotives to be dual fuelled with liquefied natural gas. The use of LNG is expected to reduce fuel costs by 30%, CO 2 emissions by 20% ...

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    Metro Report International

    St Petersburg metro orders battery electric locomotives

    2021-02-04T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Metrowagonmash is to supply the St Petersburg Metro with two battery electric locomotives for shunting and maintenance duties. The locos are scheduled to be delivered by May 2022, as part of a programme to renew the metro’s non-revenue fleet during 2020-25. They will ...

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    JR Central orders Series 315 commuter EMUs

    2021-02-03T12:38:00Z

    JAPAN: JR Central has awarded Nippon Sharyo a contract to supply 65 Series 315 suburban electric multiple-units. The order announced on January 29 covers a total of 23 eight-car and 42 four-car units to be delivered in 2021-25. They will mostly be used on local commuter ...

  • Helsinki city transport operator HKL has signed a contract to sell 40 withdrawn Variotram trams
    Metro Report International

    Helsinki’s Variotrams sold to a new home

    2021-02-02T16:43:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki city transport operator HKL has signed a contract to sell 40 withdrawn Variotram trams which have been in storage since 2018. The first 20 trams were delivered by Adtranz and a further 20 by Bombardier Transportation in 1998-2003, but all suffered from problems ...

  • Firenze Hitachi battery train testing (Photo: GEST)
    Metro Report International

    Hitachi tests battery power to reduce tramway costs and visual impact

    2021-02-01T11:59:00Z

    ITALY: Hitachi Rail says the successful testing of its first battery-powered tram in Firenze is an important milestone towards it being able to offer catenary-free vehicles for both urban and main line applications. An existing Sirio tram was retrofitted with batteries ...

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    EMUs ordered for Gaziantep’s Gaziray suburban rail project

    2021-02-01T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: State rolling stock manufacturer Türasaş has signed a €47m contract to supply eight four-car electric multiple-units for the Gaziray suburban rail service which is being developed in Gaziantep. The aluminium bodied EMUs will have a top speed of 120 km/hr and a capacity of 1 ...

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    DB Regio orders Desiro HC and Mireo EMUs

    2021-01-29T15:35:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio Bayern has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 25 Desiro HC electric multiple-units and six Mireo units for use on Donau-Isar regional passenger services from the December 2024 timetable change. Last year Bayern railway agency BEG awarded DB Regio the contract ...

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    Fuel cell-battery hybrid locomotive unveiled

    2021-01-29T14:07:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Datong has rolled out a hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery powered hybrid locomotive. The modular design is intended for shunting, underground and industrial applications, and offers the flexibility to produce a locomotive meeting different customer requirements. The loco unveiled at the ...

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    Russian Railways to stop buying diesel-only locomotives by 2025

    2021-01-29T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Only locomotives powered by electricity, natural gas or other alternative energy sources will be purchased by national railway RZD after 2025, according to Deputy General Director Chief Engineer Sergey Kobzev. ‘In the future, we are going to operate locomotives using rechargeable batteries, multiple-unit ...

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    Metro Report International

    Domestic trains to work Turkish metro line

    2021-01-28T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Bozankaya has been awarded a contract to supply seven four-car driverless trainsets for the metro under construction to link Gebze and Darica in Kocaeli province to the southeast of Istanbul. Bozankaya beat a rival bid from CRRC, and said it ...