Traction & rolling stock news – Page 8

  • Barcelona metro CAF Series 5000 second generation train (Photo: TMB)
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    Improved accessibility as Barcelona metro fleet grows

    2020-10-08T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona operator TMB put the first of two second-generation CAF Series 5000 metro trainsets ordered for Line 3 into passenger service on October 5. TMB placed a €75m order in March 2018 for CAF to supply four Series 6000 trains for Line 1, and second-generation ...

  • Bombardier production facility in Västerås 2
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    Bombardier Transportation to establish global centre for electric propulsion

    2020-10-06T14:15:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation is to develop a global electric propulsion test and technology centre at its Västerås site. Its aim is to facilitate co-operation across sectors including rail, road and construction equipment, with joint research and development projects including industry partners, academia ...

  • A main line electric locomotive with last-mile battery pack ordered by Rail Cargo Hungaria has been rolled out at CRRC Zhuzhou’s factory in China.
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    CRRC Zhuzhou rolls out European electric loco

    2020-10-06T06:00:00Z

    HUNGARY: A main line electric locomotive with last-mile battery pack ordered by Rail Cargo Hungaria has been rolled out at CRRC Zhuzhou’s factory in China. The order placed by the ÖBB-owned freight operator in September last year covers two prototype main line locomotives and two electric-battery ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 locomotive.
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    Brake support contract extended

    2020-10-06T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Knorr-Bremse and Bombardier Transportation have agreed to further extend the Europe-wide service contract under which Knorr-Bremse RailServices supports the maintenance of Traxx locomotives by the manufacturer’s service business. Originally signed in September 2010, the contract was originally intended to run for five years, but in ...

  • Siemens Mobility hydrogen Mireo impression
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    ‘Holistic’ hydrogen train development agreement signed

    2020-10-05T13:35:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: An agreement to co-operate in the joint development of ‘holistic’ hydrogen systems to facilitate the replacement of diesel trains with hydrogen fuelled vehicles has been signed by Siemens Mobility and Siemens Energy. Although Siemens Energy was spun off from the Siemens Group on September 28, ...

  • Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has rolled out the first pair of WAP-5 electric locomotives designed for top-and-tail operation on Tejas Express privately-operated passenger services.
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    Tejas Express top-and-tail locomotives rolled out

    2020-10-05T10:03:00Z

    INDIA: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has rolled out the first pair of WAP-5 electric locomotives designed for top-and-tail operation on Tejas Express privately-operated passenger services. CLW said its existing 6 000 hp WAP-5 design was well-suited for hauling fast passenger trains running at up to ...

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    Phoenix Valley Metro orders more LRVs

    2020-10-01T15:57:00Z

    USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply a further 14 S700 light rail vehicles, augmenting the 11 ordered in 2017 The feet expansion is intended to support the 9 km South Central Extension/Downtown Hub extension which is scheduled to open in ...

  • sg BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro train currently in delivery for the North-South and East-West Lines.
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    Singapore LTA orders more trains to standardise NSEWL fleet

    2020-10-01T11:14:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Bombardier Transportation a S$337·8m contract to supply a further 40 six-car trainsets for the North-South and East-West metro lines. The vehicles are to be manufactured at Bombardier Transportation’s site at Changchun in China, with input from countries including Sweden, the ...

  • CIT Rail tank wagon (Photo: CIT Rail).
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    Quality certification standard for tank wagon suppliers

    2020-10-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Railway Supply Institute has released its RSI-100 Product Quality Certification Standard, which is intended to enable wagon component suppliers to produce tank car parts in conformance with Association of American Railroads specifications and applicable federal regulations. Unveiled on September 23, the RSI-100 standard sets ...

  • pl-KD Pesa Elf2
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    Koleje Dolnośląskie orders EMUs to support regional transport strategy

    2020-09-30T08:44:00Z

    POLAND: A contract for Pesa Bydgoszcz to supply five five-car Elf2 electric multiple-units for use in the Wrocław area was signed by regionally-owned operator Koleje Dolnośląskie on September 29. The 145m złoty order is being financed from the operator’s own resources and ...

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    Milano’s ATM signs 80-tram framework agreement

    2020-09-29T09:35:00Z

    ITALY: Milano’s municipal transport operator ATM and Stadler have signed a six-year framework agreement covering the supply of up to 80 trams worth €172·6m, with a firm order for an initial 30 vehicles. The finalisation of Stadler’s first contract to supply trams to Italy was announced ...

  • sg BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro train currently in delivery for the North-South and East-West Lines.
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    Singapore metro fleet services contract awarded

    2020-09-29T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT has signed an integrated fleet services contract for Bombardier Transportation to provide 10-years of long-term support for the 636 Movia metro cars it is to supply for the North-South and East-West lines from 2021. There is an option to extend the agreement for ...

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    CRRC Zhuzhou unveils 160 km/h trainsets for Guangzhou

    2020-09-28T11:10:00Z

    CHINA: The first trainsets ordered by Guangzhou Metro Group for two of the newly reclassified Intercity routes in the Guangzhou Bay Area were unveiled by CRRC Zhuzhou on September 15. The order covers 25 eight-car trainsets for the route originally planned as ...

  • in Delhi Meerut RRTS train impression
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    Lotus Temple inspired styling for Delhi – Meerut RRTS commuter trains

    2020-09-25T14:13:00Z

    INDIA: The design of the trainsets ordered for the 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter line was unveiled on September 25. Bombardier Transportation said the ‘fresh, modern and advanced’ design had been inspired by Delhi’s Lotus Temple, ‘resonating a unique ...

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    JR Hokkaido unveils updated Series 261 DMU

    2020-09-24T13:53:00Z

    JAPAN: The first of two Series 261-5000 DMUs being built for JR Hokkaido by Kawasaki Heavy Industries was unveiled on September 20, ahead of a public launch in Sapporo on September 26. Being built at a cost of around ¥4bn, the two five-car DMUs will be ...

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    SNCF sets green targets to cut TER emissions

    2020-09-24T13:39:00Z

    FRANCE: National operator SNCF has launched an ambitious programme designed to reduce the environmental impact of its TER regional services as a contribution towards combatting climate change. The PlaneTER programme is also intended to help win passengers back to rail and attract customers from new markets after ...

  • Göteborg Bombardier Transportation M33 tram
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    Göteborg’s first M33 tram handed over

    2020-09-24T10:24:00Z

    SWEDEN: The first of 40 Flexity trams ordered by Göteborg transport operator Göteborgs Spårvägar has been formally handed over by manufacturer Bombardier Transportation, following the completion of 8 000 km of test running. Designed Type M33, the 30 unidirectional and 10 bidirectional trams were ordered ...

  • dk DSB Siemens Vectron
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    Vectron locomotives approved for operation in Denmark

    2020-09-24T05:10:00Z

    DENMARK: The first three of 42 Siemens Mobility Vectron AC electric locomotives ordered by national passenger operator DSB are expected to be delivered this month, after the Transport, Construction Housing Authority granted approval for operation in Denmark on September 15. ...

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    EffiShunter 1600 broad gauge fleet expands

    2020-09-23T05:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has unveiled the first of four 1 520 mm gauge EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives which were ordered by steelmaker ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in July 2019. The 123-tonne centre-cab locomotives are heavily rebuilt from ČKD-built CME3 locos, have 1 000 kW ...

  • de LNVG Twindexx Vario driving cars
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    LNVG orders more double-deck coaches

    2020-09-22T12:55:00Z

    GERMANY: Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG has awarded Bombardier Transportation an contract to supply a further 12 Twindexx Vario double-deck intermediate coaches and two driving cars. Scheduled to enter service on routes to Hamburg from autumn 2022, the coaches will be equipped with ...