Traction & rolling stock news – Page 6

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    Inveho buys three German wagon workshops


    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


    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


    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.

    Autocouplers to equip Swiss intermodal fleet


    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Reducing brake dust to improve air quality


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

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    Leo Express mulls expansion in Germany and multi-system CRRC trainsets


    EUROPE: With its first Chinese-built Sirius trainsets moving on to a further phase of testing before entering revenue service next year, Czech open access operator Leo Express is now looking at ordering a multi-system variant capable of operating more widely across Europe.

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    Innovative wagons deployed for steel traffic


    SWEDEN: Green Cargo has leased 40 wagons from Wascosa which it will use with a new type of load carrying cassette to transport steel products between Luleå, Borlänge and Oxelösund for SSAB. The wagons built by Tatravagónka are equipped with disc brakes ...

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    Fuel cell Mireo Plus H to be trialled in Baden-Württemberg


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are to trial a fuel cell powered regional trainset in revenue service between Tübingen, Horb and Pforzheim in 2024, along with a green hydrogen fuelling plant.

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    Metro Report International

    Berlin to establish rolling stock company


    GERMANY: The Berlin Senate has decided to establish a rolling stock agency to procure and lease vehicles for use on local rail services.

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    Northrail orders locomotives to help operators modernise fleets


    GERMANY: Paribus Group’s rail leasing business Northrail has placed a firm order for a further three Siemens Moblity Smartron electric locomotives. Scheduled to be available for short term lease to customers from December, they will take Northrail’s Smartron fleet to a total of 14 locomotives. All ...

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    Metro Report International

    Köln orders 64 Citadis trams customised for the German market


    GERMANY: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG has awarded a consortium of Alstom Transportation Deutschland and Kiepe Electric a €363m contract to supply 64 Citadis low-floor trams to a new configuration adapted for the German market.

  • Kiruna Wagon Side Loader XL for Södra Cell Värö

    Wagon with fully opening sides aims to provide warehouse-style loading


    SWEDEN: A prototype wagon design which allows the entire 20 m long side to be opened vertically to provide a large and unobstructed space for efficient loading by forklift is being tested by pulp producer Södra Cell Värö. Series production of 22 wagons is planned. ‘A ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator vehicle prepared for testing


    UK: The prototype Revolution Very Light Rail railcar has been delivered to the Quinton Rail Technology Centre at Long Marston, where final assembly, system integration and performance validation testing will be completed by early 2021 ahead of demonstration to potential railway project sponsors and stakeholders. Revolution ...

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    Metro Report International

    Clay figure folk art inspires Wuxi metro train styling


    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 25 six-car Type B trainsets ordered for the future Wuxi metro Line 4. The trains have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and a capacity of 1 904 passengers. The livery and the ...

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    Coaches delivered to Sakhalin


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver carriage works has supplied 18 coaches to the Sakhalin Passenger Co subsidiary of Russian Railways’ Far Eastern Railway. TMH has delivered 10 coaches with nine four-berth compartments, four coaches with nine two-berth compartments, two 54-berth open-plan platskartny dormitory ...

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    Croatian EMU order signed


    CROATIA: National passenger operator HŽPP has awarded Končar KEV a firm order to supply 11 electric multiple-units for Zagreb suburban services and 10 for regional routes The first is to be delivered in autumn 2022, with the last to arrive by ...