Traction & rolling stock news – Page 5

  • Final preparations are in hand for a programme of tests to determine the feasibility of regular operation of long freight trains with distributed power using LTE technology.
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    DB Cargo to test operation of long trains using distributed power with LTE

    2020-12-21T13:29:00Z

    GERMANY: Final preparations are in hand for a programme of tests to determine the feasibility of regular operation of long freight trains with distributed power using LTE technology. To be carried out in February 2021 on the steeply graded line between Probstzella and Hochstadt-Marktzeuln near Lichtenfels, ...

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    Next generation of Vancouver SkyTrain cars ordered

    2020-12-21T12:34:00Z

    CANADA: Vancouver transport agency TransLink has awarded Bombardier Transportation a C$722·6m contract to supply 205 automated light metro cars for the SkyTrain network. The order announced on December 17 includes 125 cars to replace first-generation vehicles which entered service in 1985 and to support the Broadway ...

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    SNCB orders multifunctional double-deck coaches with improved accessibility

    2020-12-21T12:31:00Z

    BELGIUM: National operator SNCB has ordered a further 204 Type M7 double-deck coaches, placing a contract for multifunctional vehicles adapted to improve accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility. Awarded to a consortium of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom, the €445m contract announced on December 21 has ...

  • Canadian Pacific has announced plans to develop what it says will be North Amercia’s first hydrogen-powered main line locomotive.
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    CP to test hydrogen fuel cell freight locomotive

    2020-12-18T16:02:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific has announced plans to develop what it says will be North Amercia’s first hydrogen-powered main line locomotive. This will involve retrofitting fuel cells and batteries to an existing locomotive, which will then be used for testing to evaluate the technology’s readiness for the ...

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    MFD Rail aims to build leading intermodal wagon business

    2020-12-17T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The management team and funds advised by Oaktree Capital Management have invested in MFD Rail, a start-up which aims to become one of Europe’s leading intermodal wagon leasing company over the next few years. MFD Rail says building a business from scratch ‘without having ...

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    Västtrafik Zefiro Express EMU completed

    2020-12-16T15:31:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has completed assembly of the first of 45 three-car Zefiro Express 200 km/h electric multiple-units ordered by Västra Götaland regional transport authority Västtrafik.

  • ‘A semi-autonomous train’ has run ‘under real operating conditions’ on the 16 km Longwy – Longuyon line in eastern France
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    Automated locomotive completes first trip

    2020-12-16T12:08:00Z

    FRANCE: ‘A semi-autonomous train’ has run ‘under real operating conditions’ on the 16 km Longwy – Longuyon line in eastern France, national operator SNCF announced on December 16.

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    ČD’s RegioPanter fleet grows further

    2020-12-16T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka firm orders for 48 additional RegioPanter 3 kV DC/25 kV 50 Hz dual-voltage regional EMUs. The orders confirmed on December 11 comprise 19 two-car units with 140 seats, procured ...

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    GWR to test Hitachi battery hybrid inter-city train

    2020-12-15T11:22:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail and Hitachi Rail Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an underfloor battery powerpack to be trialled on a Class 802 electro-diesel inter-city trainset operated by Great Western Railway on the London – Penzance route.

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    Wabtec’s Metroflexx braking certified ahead of use on Grand Paris Express trains

    2020-12-15T05:00:00Z

    BRAKING: Tüv Süd has provided safety, quality and performance standard certification for Metroflexx, Wabtec’s ‘next-generation’ braking system for metro trains. Designed to significantly reduce the weight, energy consumption and life-cycle cost of a train, Metroflexx communicates with the train computer and traction equipment to optimise use ...

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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
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    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 ...