Traction & rolling stock news – Page 5

  • One of the LRVs has been fitted with roof-mounted photovoltaic panels to test the use of renewable energy to power the interior lighting.
    Metro Report International

    Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles enter service

    2020-11-18T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first of Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles began entering service on routes 610 and 751 in the Northwest New Territories on November 17. In 2016 MTR Corp awarded CRRC Nanjing Puzhen a HK$745m contract to supply ...

  • The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd
    Rail Business UK

    Private Wagon Federation becomes the Rail Wagon Association

    2020-11-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd, in a move which the industry association said was intended to enable it to provide a stronger focus on facilitating the development and maintenance of wagons. The organisation, which was originally formed ...

  • Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.
    Metro Report International

    More Île-de-France tram-trains ordered by SNCF

    2020-11-17T12:03:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.

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    DB to procure modular wagons to support steel logistics contract

    2020-11-16T12:40:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Cargo is to invest in a fleet of purpose-built flat wagons and swap bodies to supply raw materials for the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Eisenhüttenstadt under a 10-year logistics contract running from mid-2021 to 2031.

  • Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
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    Pacific Harbor Line to test EMD Joule battery locomotive

    2020-11-13T16:03:00Z

    USA: Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach from the second half of 2021. Anacostia Rail Holdings subsidiary PHL provides shunting services and dispatches all BNSF ...

  • ČD has signed a framework agreement with Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka covering the supply of up to 60 RegioPanter regional electric multiple-units
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    Framework agreement for up to 60 EMUs signed

    2020-11-13T15:55:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has signed a framework agreement with Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka covering the supply of up to 60 RegioPanter regional electric multiple-units with a potential value of almost KC9·6bn. One other bid was submitted. Firm orders are to be placed as ...

  • PK TS Type 71-931M tram
    Metro Report International

    St Petersburg orders PK TS trams

    2020-11-13T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded Tyazhpromleasing a 1·14bn rouble contract to supply 11 two-section and two three-section trams by March 2021. A rival offer submitted by Sberbank Leasing was 6m roubles higher. The 100% low-floor LRVs will be produced by PK ...

  • jp MHIENG Completes Delivery of 48 New 7500 Series Carriages for the New Transit Yurikamome Line
    Metro Report International

    Light metro cars bring a fresh breeze to Tokyo’s waterfront

    2020-11-13T11:57:00Z

    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering has completed delivery of eight six-car Series 7500 rubber-tyred light metro trainsets which were ordered in September 2016 to replace Series 7200 sets on Tokyo’s Yurikamome Line. Formerly known as the Tokyo New Transit Waterfront Line, the 14·7 km automated ...

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    Sleeping cars modernised

    2020-11-12T05:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznycia has unveiled two 18-berth sleeping cars which have been modernised at the Kakhovka workshops to extend the life of the 28 year old vehicles by a further 14 years. The modernisation costing 11∙5m hryvnia per car included mechanical overhaul, renewal of electrical ...

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    Metro Report International

    Omsk trams unveiled

    2020-11-11T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has unveiled the first of 20 Type 71-407 and four 71-412 trams to be supplied to Omsk by the end of the year. The 688m rouble order placed on August 6 was the largest investment in the city’s tram fleet for 29 years. ...

  • gb West Midlands Railway Class 172
    Rail Business UK

    Leasing company takes on DMU heavy maintenance

    2020-11-11T05:00:00Z

    UK: Responsibility for heavy maintenance, future maintenance optimisation and the enhancement of West Midlands Trains’ Bombardier Transportation Class 172 diesel multiple-units has been transferred from the operator to Porterbrook. The leasing company said this ‘new, more collaborative’ way of working would build on the quality and ...

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    Kenyatta inaugurates Nairobi commuter DMU service

    2020-11-10T15:12:00Z

    KENYA: The five diesel multiple-units procured by Kenya Railways Corp to expand its Nairobi commuter operations were formally launched into service on November 10. The first train was flagged off at Nairobi Central Station by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was joined at ...

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    Green loan to finance Danish electric train fleet

    2020-11-10T15:12:00Z

    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has signed a €400m green loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank to finance the acquisition of electric trains in 2020-25. The 15-year loan will contribute towards the acquisition of 42 Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotives, more than 100 EMUs and ...

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    Railpool launches in Italy with Traxx contract

    2020-11-10T10:11:00Z

    ITALY: Railpool has launched an Italian business, which CEO Torsten Lehnert said would form the basis for future expansion ‘in all southern Europe’. An initial contract has been signed for Captrain Italia to lease six new Bombardier Transportation Traxx E494 electric locomotives with last mile capability ...

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    Metro Report International

    Utrecht increases tram order

    2020-11-10T08:54:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The province of Utrecht has placed a firm order for five more trams, CAF announced on November 6. These follow on from the 49 which are currently being delivering under previous contracts. The initial contract signed in January 2015 covered 27 five-section Urbos 100 trams, ...

  • De Lijn has approved the purchase of 23 trams from CAF for use on the network in Antwerpen.
    Metro Report International

    De Lijn orders more trams for Antwerpen

    2020-11-10T05:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: Vlaanderen transport operator De Lijn has placed a firm order for a further 17 CAF trams, exercising an option in its framework agreement covering up to 146 vehicles which was signed October 2017.

  • Siemens Mobility has announced plans to offer a standardised version of its Mireo articulated multiple-unit family, in a bid to reduce costs and shorten delivery times.
    News

    Mireo Smart to speed EMU deliveries

    2020-11-09T13:41:00Z

    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has announced plans to offer a standardised version of its Mireo articulated multiple-unit family, in a bid to reduce costs and shorten delivery times.

  • gb Manchester Metrolink M5000 tram
    Metro Report International

    Delivery of next batch of Manchester trams begins

    2020-11-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: Greater Manchester’s Metrolink is to take delivery of the first of 27 additional M5000 high floor light rail vehicles this month, with entry into service planned by Christmas. Further trams are then expected to follow at three to four week intervals. The £72m order ...

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    Railgo to test tank wagons

    2020-11-07T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock owner Railgo has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 200 Type 15-9993 tank wagons for transporting petroleum products, which it will use to assess the design’s operational advantages before taking a decision on future purchases. Railgo is one of the 10 ...

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    In depth

    Rolling stock: Olympic deadline governs TGV M rollout

    2020-11-06T10:17:00Z

    The first of 100 next-generation TGV sets is due to enter service with French national operator SNCF in time to carry passengers during the 2024 Olympic Games. Murray Hughes investigates.