Traction & rolling stock news – Page 4

  • ru PK TS Corsair tram delivered to Kaliningrad
    Metro Report International

    Corsair narrow gauge tram delivered to Kaliningrad

    2021-01-11T09:22:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS’s first Type 71-921 Corsair tram has been delivered to Kaliningrad for testing on the city’s metre gauge network. The St Petersburg based manufacturer has designed the 2 300 mm wide articulated four-axle Corsair to meet the requirements of older ...

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    Belarusian Railway orders electric locomotives

    2021-01-08T15:48:00Z

    BELARUS: A contract for the supply of 15 Type BKG2 mixed-traffic AC electric locomotives has been signed by Belarusian Railway, China National Electric Import Export Corp and manufacturer CRRC Datong. The €64·3m contract agreed on December 29 is being financed ...

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    In depth

    France: Confort 200 to trim trip times on two routes

    2021-01-08T06:00:00Z

    Along with a programme of track upgrades, a fleet of 10-car articulated EMUs is set to transform travel on the inter-city routes from Paris to Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand in the second half of this decade. Murray Hughes investigates.

  • es Barcelona metro CAF Series 6000-2 TMB
    Metro Report International

    Series 6000 trains enter service on Barcelona Line 1

    2021-01-08T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The first two of four CAF-built second-generation Series 6000 trains ordered by Barcelona metro operator TMB in 2018 have entered service on the 1 672 mm gauge Line 1. The five-car fully gangwayed trainsets are 86 m long and have a capacity of 1 111 ...

  • Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi has awarded Stadler a contract to supply eight custom-made electric multiple-units to the Centovalli railway
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    FART orders new trains

    2021-01-07T17:48:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Ticino rail and bus operator Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi has awarded Stadler a contract to supply eight custom-made electric multiple-units to the Centovalli railway in time for the metre-gauge line’s 100th anniversary in 2023. Announcing the SFr94m contract on January 7, Stadler said the replacement ...

  • A memorandum of understanding for the future procurement of 200 km/h electric trains for the upgraded Beograd – Novi Sad – Subotica – Budapest corridor was signed by Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović and Chinese Ambas
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    Chinese trains proposed for upgraded Beograd – Budapest route

    2021-01-07T14:31:00Z

    SERBIA: A memorandum of understanding for the future procurement of 200 km/h electric trains for the upgraded Beograd – Novi Sad – Subotica – Budapest corridor was signed by Minister of Construction, Transport Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović and Chinese Ambassador Chen Bo on January 6. ...

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    Metro Report International

    High Capacity Metro Trains enter service in Melbourne

    2021-01-04T15:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first of 65 High Capacity Metro Trains being built for the Melbourne suburban network entered service on the Pakenham line on December 26. The seven-car EMUs are being supplied by the Evolution Rail consortium of Downer, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles and Plenary Group ...

  • gb DB Cargo Class 66 First-HVO-Service-data
    Rail Business UK

    Vegetable oil-fuelled Class 66 hauls steel train

    2021-01-04T12:00:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK has tested the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel an Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotive. Loco 66 150 hauled a consignment of long-welded rail from British Steel’s Scunthorpe site to Network Rail’s depot at Eastleigh in Hampshire on December 16. ...

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    Metro Report International

    New EMUs enter service as first Berlin S-Bahn concession starts

    2021-01-04T10:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The first Class 483/484 EMUs for the Berlin S-Bahn network began running on route S47 in the early hours of January 1, as the route became the first in the city to be operated under a tendered contract. The Spindlersfeld ...

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    More ČD Cargo locomotives to be equipped with ETCS

    2021-01-01T12:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: State-owned freight operator ČD Cargo has awarded CZ Loko a €12·9m contract to install Bombardier Transportation ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 onboard equipment to 30 Class 753.7 diesel-electric locomotives by December 2022, under a deal co-funded from the EU’s Operational Programme Transport. ŽOS ...

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    ŽSSK fleet renewal plans

    2020-12-31T05:00:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: Several rolling stock renewal projects are being planned at national operator ŽSSK. This includes the procurement of 20 electric multiple-units for the Košice region, along with the modernisation of 35 coaches and procurement of 17 new coaches; modernisation of 15 Stadler EMUs for the Tatra ...

  • The Zero Emission Train Project will see a withdrawn Class 314 electric multiple-unit made available by ScotRail converted into a ‘deployment-ready and certified’ development platform for hydrogen technology providers and academics.
    Rail Business UK

    Hydrogen train demonstrator project consortium appointed

    2020-12-30T11:45:00Z

    UK: An industry consortium has been appointed to produce a hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit for demonstration in Scotland.

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    Magnetic wedges to boost motor efficiency

    2020-12-29T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: A low-cost enhancement to improve the efficiency of three-phase traction motors has been developed by Toshiba Corp.

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    Metro Report International

    Vinnytsia to get Swiss Tram 2000 cars

    2020-12-28T15:27:00Z

    UKRAINE: The city of Vinnytsia is to receive a batch of second-hand Tram 2000 vehicles from Zürich, under a co-operation agreement signed on December 23.

  • gn CRRC locos (3)
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    Locomotives on the way to Guinea

    2020-12-26T05:00:00Z

    GUINEA: CRRC Qishuyan has begun delivering eight DF8B twin-cab diesel locomotives and six CDA5A1 single-cab locomotives which the SMB-Winning bauxite mining consortium ordered in two batches in November and December last year. The locomotives will be used on a 125 km line ...

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    Taxirail lightweight vehicle demonstrator with AI to start trials in 2021

    2020-12-25T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Trials with a self-propelled ultra-lightweight rail vehicle intended for rural railways or lightly-used lines are due to commence towards the end of 2021.

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    CRRC Tangshan unveils high speed freight train

    2020-12-24T10:53:00Z

    CHINA: Rolling stock builder CRRC Tangshan has unveiled a prototype 350 km/h trainset aimed at the premium logistics market, derived from its China Standard passenger EMUs.

  • OptiFuel Systems has announced that it is ready to manufacture freight locomotives of 1 200 to  400 hp fuelled by biomethane and natural gas.
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    OptiFuel Systems announces natural gas freight locomotive

    2020-12-24T05:00:00Z

    USA: Rail, marine and generator product supplier OptiFuel Systems has announced that it is ready to manufacture freight locomotives of 1 200 to 2 400 hp fuelled by biomethane and natural gas. The South Carolina company is using a proprietary EPA rail-certified KOFSG11.9400 engine based on ...

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    Hauts-de-France orders more double-deck EMUs

    2020-12-22T16:26:00Z

    FRANCE: Acting on behalf of the Hauts-de-France region, SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €565m firm contract to supply 33 Omneo Regio2N double-deck regional electric multiple-units from its Crespin plant in 2024-25. The order announced on December 22 has been placed under a 2010 framework agreement ...

  • ČD has acquired 22 RegioShuttle RS1 railcars from HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock at a cost of € 15·5m.
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    ČD buys Hohenzollernische Landesbahn RegioShuttle railcars

    2020-12-21T16:37:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: ČD has acquired 22 RegioShuttle RS1 railcars from HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock at a cost of €15·5m. Built in 1997, the MAN-powered low-floor single-car DMUs were previously operated by Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs AG’s Hohenzollernische Landesbahn on Zollernalbbahn services 1 and 2, but have now been ...