Traction & rolling stock news – Page 8

  • 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.
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    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.

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    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.

  • Casablanca Citadis
    Metro Report International

    Tram styling to reflect the history and culture of Casablanca

    2020-11-06T10:14:00Z

    MOROCCO: Casablanca transport authority Casa Transports has signed financing agreements for tram lines T3 and T4, and ordered 66 Alstom Citadis X05 trams.

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    Metro Report International

    Lille funds tram renewal as expansion plans progress

    2020-11-06T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: The Lille municipal government has approved a provisional budget of €150m for replacement of the city’s tram fleet, as part of a programme to expand the capacity of the network. Rolling stock renewal is a core element in the €2bn operating contract awarded to ...

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    Desiro HC EMUs en route to Tel Aviv

    2020-11-05T11:50:00Z

    ISRAEL: The first two of 24 partly double-deck electric multiple-units being built for Israel Railways by Siemens Mobility have been shipped from Hamburg and are due to arrive in Israel towards the end of November.

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    Hydrogen fuel cell train to be developed with EU funding

    2020-11-04T17:10:00Z

    EUROPE: The FCH2RAIL consortium’s €14m project to design, develop and test a prototype hydrogen fuelled train has been awarded a €10m grant from the European Commission’s Fuel Cells Hydrogen Joint Undertaking as part of the Horizon 2020 Programme FCH2RAIL aims to produce a ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bogotá metro train order placed

    2020-11-04T11:24:00Z

    COLOMBIA: China Harbour Engineering Co awarded CRRC Changchun a contract to supply 30 driverless trainsets for the future Bogotá metro Line 1 on October 30. Line 1 is to be built by the APCA Transmimetro consortium of China Harbour Engineering Co (85%) ...

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    Metro Report International

    Monterrey metro train unveiled

    2020-11-03T14:56:00Z

    MEXICO: Chinese manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou has unveiled the first of 26 two-car articulated light metro trainsets ordered by Monterey operator Metrorrey. The trainsets are intended for use on the existing lines 1 and 2 as well as Line 3 which is under construction for opening ...

  • 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.
    Metro Report International

    Alstom awarded București metro Line M5 train contract

    2020-11-03T10:12:00Z

    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 ...

  • jp Tokyo TOEI Mita Line Series 6500 exterior
    Metro Report International

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

    2020-11-02T14:00:00Z

    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
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    Rail Logistics takes delivery of road-rail Unimog

    2020-11-01T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • RheinCargo Smartron loco
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    RheinCargo opts for green power

    2020-10-31T05:00:00Z

    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.
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    Elron selects Škoda to supply EMUs for Tallinn – Tartu route

    2020-10-30T14:33:00Z

    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.

  • Wascosa FFS wagon diagram
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail signs ‘landmark’ wagon leasing contract

    2020-10-30T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • pl Katowice Pesa tram
    Metro Report International

    Pesa trams enter service with Tramwaje Śląskie

    2020-10-30T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-10-29T12:26:00Z

    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 ...

  • Masats tram ramp (1)
    Metro Report International

    Tram access ramps offer obstacle detection and emergency options

    2020-10-29T11:00:00Z

    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

    2020-10-29T10:08:00Z

    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.