Traction & rolling stock news – Page 6

  • București metro operator Metrorex has awarded Alstom a €100m contract to supply 13 trainsets for Line M5, with an option for another 17 which would take the value to an estimated €240m.
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    Alstom awarded București metro Line M5 train contract


    ROMANIA: București metro operator Metrorex has awarded Alstom a €100m contract to supply 13 trainsets for Line M5, with an option for another 17 which would take the value to an estimated €240m. The order has been confirmed following the Court of Appeal’s rejection of ...

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    Series 6500 train ready for testing on Toei’s Mita Line


    JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation is to begin testing the first Series 6500 metro trainset for its Mita Line during November.

  • ZAGRO road-rail vehicle for shunting work in Romania

    Rail Logistics takes delivery of road-rail Unimog


    ROMANIA: Tank wagon maintenance and cleaning company Rail Logistics has taken delivery of a Unimog U423 with Zagro road-rail equipment. To be used for the reliable and rapid shunting of tank wagons on the tracks at Rail Logistics’ industrial site, the road-rail vehicle is designed for ...

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    RheinCargo opts for green power


    GERMANY: From next year all RheinCargo’s traction electricity needs are to be supplied by enviaM using the Renewable Plus programme, the freight operator announced on October 29.

  • Škoda’s initial design concept for the Elron EMUs; the final design will differ.

    Elron selects Škoda to supply EMUs for Tallinn – Tartu route


    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has selected Škoda Vagonka as the winner of a contract to supply six dual-system electric multiple-units for use on the Tallinn – Tartu route from the end of 2024.

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    Network Rail signs ‘landmark’ wagon leasing contract


    UK: Greenbrier Europe is to build 570 wagons which infrastructure Network Rail will lease from Wascosa under a 10-year deal which includes maintenance by GB Railfreight. The contract, announced on October 29, includes Falcon box wagons, JNA wagons for transporting bulk ballast and Flex Freight System ...

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    Pesa trams enter service with Tramwaje Śląskie


    POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie’s first Pesa Twist 2017N tram entered revenue service on October 23, operating on Route 36 from Brynów Huberta to Szopienice Pętla. In June 2018 Tramwaje Śląskie awarded the manufacturer a 221m złoty contract to supply a total of 35 trams, co-financed by the ...

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    Green Cargo signs locomotive framework agreement


    SWEDEN: Green Cargo and Romanian manufacturer Softronic have signed a long term framework agreement for the supply of further Transmontana six-axle electric locomotives. The agreement announced on October 26 builds on an initial July 2017 order for two locomotives, which was followed by further orders which ...

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    Tram access ramps offer obstacle detection and emergency options


    NETHERLANDS: The Urbos trams which CAF is currently supplying to Amsterdam operator GVB are fitted with four Masats RF2 automatic ramps to provide access for passengers with reduced mobility. Masats said its RF2 is a compact size and offers easy installation, as ...

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    Shorter N700S to serve Nagasaki


    JAPAN: JR Kyushu is to introduce a six-car derivative of the N700S high speed train family for use on the isolated Kyushu Shinkansen branch from Takeo Onsen to Nagasaki, which is scheduled to open in 2022.

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    TMH locomotives arrive in Mongolia


    MONGOLIA: Ulaanbaatar Railway took delivery of two more TEM18DM diesel shunting locomotives from Transmashholding subsidiary Bryansk Engineering Plant on October 22. Under a contract signed in 2019, Bryansk is due to supply 10 TEM18DMs and 14 2TE25KM two-section diesel locomotives for main line freight services. All ...

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    San Diego NCTD orders more Charger locomotives


    USA: San Diego’s North County Transit District has ordered a further two Siemens Mobility Charger locomotives, taking its total order to nine. The latest order announced on October 26 will complete NCTD’s project to replace the locomotives currently used on Coaster commuter services with a ...

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    Liepāja tram unveiled


    LATVIA: The first of 12 trams ordered for the city of Liepāja was unveiled at Croatian manufacturer Končar Električnih Vozila’s factory on October 25. It was then transported to Zagreb’s Ljubljanica tram depot for testing. Liepāja ordered six trams from Končar in November 2018, and ...

  • Pojazd NEWAG dla SKM z komponentami Siemens Mobility

    Siemens Mobility and Newag sign traction equipment agreement


    POLAND: Siemens Mobility and Newag have signed a five-year framework agreement for the supply of up to 200 traction drives for Impuls 2 electric multiple-units ordered by commuter operator SKM Warszawa. This is the first contract for Siemens Mobility to delivery complete traction drives for the ...

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    Cargounit’s new owner plans to invest in cross-border freight locos


    POLAND: The Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund advised by infrastructure, sustainable energy, property and digital asset investor Amber Infrastructure Group has agreed to acquire locomotive leasing company Industrial Division, which trades as Cargounit, from its founders Jacek Szczegodziński, Arkadiusz Ignasiak and Piotr Ignasiak and private equity investor ...

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    CRRC unveils gauge-changing high speed train


    CHINA: State-owned rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has unveiled a prototype gauge-changing high speed train intended for international operation.

  • Stadler has now sold a total of more than 1 900 Flirt multiple-units in 21 countries.

    CP orders 1 668 mm gauge electric and bi-mode multiple-units


    PORTUGAL: National operator CP has awarded Stadler its first contract to supply 1 668 mm gauge versions of its Flirt regional multiple-unit family for use on the Iberian Peninsula.

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    ScotRail’s active travel coach offers space for skis, tandems and e-bikes


    UK: ScotRail has unveiled the interior of the first of the five ‘active travel’ coaches which are being produced by modifying Class 153 single-car diesel multiple-units to carry up to 20 bicycles, bulky luggage and sporting equipment such as skis. The vehicles ...

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    SWEG unveils DMU ahead of timetable revision


    GERMANY: One of 18 Alstom Lint 54 diesel multiple-units ordered by the Land of Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock body SFBW for use on Hohenzollerische Landesbahn services was unveiled by locally-owned operator SWEG on October 15. The 140 km/h two-car DMU has a capacity of 150 passengers, ...


    Space agency backs hospital train demonstrator


    ITALY: A hospital train proof-of-concept demonstrator is to be developed and tested under a project funded by the European Space Agency. The Intensive Care Unit Train project brings together national train operator Trenitalia, the Puglia region and the Angel Group of technology companies, which includes space ...