Traction & rolling stock news – Page 3

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    Stadler to supply freight locomotives to Uruguay

    2020-12-14T17:30:00Z

    URUGUAY: Stadler has won its first contract in Uruguay, covering the supply of seven Euro4001 six-axle diesel locomotives which PORTREN will use to haul trains between UPM’s new pulp mill at Paso de los Toros and the port of Montevideo. PORTREN is a consortium of the ...

  • Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams
    Metro Report International

    Flexity tram option approved

    2020-12-11T14:07:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams on December 9. The vehicles will be supplied under a May 2016 framework contract which included a base order for 70 trams worth SFr358m, including spare ...

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    Rail Business UK

    CAF completes final Class 195 DMU for Northern

    2020-12-11T08:57:00Z

    UK: CAF has delivered the final Class 195 Civity diesel multiple-unit to Northern, completing the 2016 order for 25 two-car and 33 three-car sets. The final 44 vehicles were assembled at the company’s new factory in Newport, which was opened by Prince of Wales in February, ...

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    In depth

    Traction: India to trial fuel cell trainset

    2020-12-11T07:32:00Z

    Indian Railways expects to roll-out a four-car hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit by the end of 2021, as the country looks to alternative fuels as a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector.

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    In depth

    Russia: Distributed traction moves the crowds

    2020-12-10T11:56:00Z

    RZD rolling stock strategy is being driven by the need to provide better connectivity within its constituent regions and faster links between them, reports Vladimir Waldin.

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    Metro Report International

    Lionet trams head to Izhevsk and Perm

    2020-12-10T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS is to deliver its four-axle 100% low-floor Lionet trams to two more cities. It is to supply 16 Type 71-911EM single-section vehicles to the city of Izhevsk this month, with the federal budget funding 60% of the 752m rouble cost as part of ...

  • DB Cargo UK has successfully tested the use of 100% renewable hydrotreated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 67 diesel locomotive
    Rail Business UK

    DB Cargo UK tests hydrotreated vegetable oil locomotive fuel

    2020-12-09T12:27:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK has successfully tested the use of 100% renewable hydrotreated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 67 diesel locomotive, and on-track trials are to follow with Class 67 and Class 66 locomotives, as well as testing with a Class 60. The testing, ...

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    TX Logistik leases locos for Swiss transit traffic

    2020-12-09T10:29:00Z

    EUROPE: The TX Logistik subsidiary of FS Group’s freight business Mercitalia is to lease seven Railpool-owned Bombardier Transportation Class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives approved for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, as well as two Class 187 locos with last mile engines and approval for ...

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    Leasing company orders timber wagons

    2020-12-09T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Leasing company Dessa has awarded United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant a contract to supply a further batch of Type 13-6895 flat wagons for timber traffic. The wagons are to be delivered in Q1 2021 and will be leased by Sodex. The 60 ft wagons with ...

  • Myanma Railways has awarded a partnership of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp and Spain’s CAF two contracts for the supply of a total of 246 diesel-electric multiple-unit cars in 2023-25
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    Myanma Railways orders two train fleets

    2020-12-08T16:24:00Z

    MYANMAR: National operator Myanma Railways has awarded a partnership of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp and Spain’s CAF two contracts for the supply of a total of 246 diesel-electric multiple-unit cars in 2023-25 One contract covers 11 six-car high capacity metro-style cars for the project to modernise the ...

  • DB Regio has selected Bombardier Transportation to help modernise its fleet of 157 Class 423 and 430 electric multiple-units used on Stuttgart S-Bahn services
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    Stuttgart S-Bahn EMU refurbishment contract awarded

    2020-12-08T14:24:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has selected Bombardier Transportation to help modernise its fleet of 157 ET 423 and ET 430 electric multiple-units used on Stuttgart S-Bahn services over the past two decades. Operating up to 23 million train-km per year, the fleet carries around 400 000 passengers/day. ...

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    Inveho buys three German wagon workshops

    2020-12-07T12:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Ermewa Group’s wagon manufacturing and repair business Inveho has signed a contract to acquire Villmann Group’s wagon workshops in Brandenburg, Niedersachswerfen and Altenburg with effect from January 1 2021. This will take Inveho’s network to six sites in France and three in Germany. Managing Director ...

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    Moscow commuter EMU order

    2020-12-06T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Leasing company VEB.RF Group has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply six 11-car EP2D electric multiple-units. They are to be delivered by the end of the year for operation by Central Suburban Passenger Co on Moscow’s Belorussky and Savelovsky routes. The Demikhovsky ...

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    In depth

    Traction: In search of the zero-emission train

    2020-12-04T14:11:00Z

    Low or zero-emission trains will play an essential role in decarbonising the rail mode, but the choice of technologies involves a complex trade-off between rolling stock, infrastructure and operational constraints.

  • Delivery of a second batch of Voith CargoFlex automatic couplers for SBB Cargo’s fleet of domestic intermodal wagons has begun.
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    Autocouplers to equip Swiss intermodal fleet

    2020-12-04T13:53:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Delivery of a second batch of Voith CargoFlex automatic couplers for SBB Cargo’s fleet of domestic intermodal wagons has begun. Once the order is complete, all SBB Cargo’s intermodal wagons will have been fitted with autocouplers, allowing expansion of services using autocoupler-fitted trains from June 2021 ...

  • Green Friction Picto
    Metro Report International

    Reducing brake dust to improve air quality

    2020-12-04T08:47:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is testing Wabtec’s Green Friction braking materials, which are designed to help improve the air quality in tunnels by reducing the amount of microparticles emitted. Initial bench tests are simulating the operation of a MI09 transet operating on RER Line A, ...

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    Wagons go to Infinity as CAI looks beyond rail

    2020-12-03T06:00:00Z

    USA: Container leasing company CAI International has reached an agreement to sell its remaining railway wagons to Global Atlantic Financial Group’s rail, road and aviation asset leasing business Infinity Transportation for $228·7m. ‘Exiting the rail business allows us to execute our strategy of maximising shareholder ...

  • Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway.
    Metro Report International

    Teleste to supply Docklands Light Railway onboard systems

    2020-12-03T04:00:00Z

    UK: Finnish company Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway. Teleste will also supply software for ...

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    Head end power to keep refrigerated goods cool

    2020-12-02T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Two Wascosa wagons which use electrical power from the locomotive to power refrigerated containers are being tested by Green Cargo and Schenker on the North Rail Express service linking Oslo and Narvik via Sweden. The wagons are connected to the locomotive using a head-end ...

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    TMH International to maintain Go-Ahead’s Bayern multiple-units

    2020-12-01T16:21:00Z

    GERMANY: Go-Ahead Deutschland has selected the TMH International subsidiary of Transmashholding to maintain two fleets of electric multiple-units that it will operate in southern Bayern and Baden-Württemberg from December 2021.