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    European digital automatic coupler deployment planned by 2030

    2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A memorandum of understanding committing to the EU-wide deployment of a digital automatic coupler by 2030 was signed by representatives of the European rail freight sector on September 18. The signatories said Europe was ‘trailing the world’ as ‘the last continent to use standard manual ...

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    Staff invited to design TGV M livery

    2020-09-21T10:45:00Z

    FRANCE: With the first SNCF’s next-generation TGV M power cars and trailers taking shape at Alstom’s factories in Belfort and La Rochelle respectively, the operator and its supplier have invited their staff to come up with a design for the livery of the two test trains.

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    Wagons to reduce grain delivery costs

    2020-09-19T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: This month Eskom-Agro will take delivery of a batch of United Wagon Co Type 19-9549 hopper wagons which are being financed by RSHB Leasing. Designed to transport a wide range of grain and grain mill products, the wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a ...

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    First Line 11 airport metro cars arrive in Istanbul

    2020-09-18T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Test running on the future Istanbul metro Line 11 linking the new airport with Gayrettepe is to start this month, after the first trainset was delivered on September 6. The trainsets are being manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou, which was awarded a TL1·5bn contract ...

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    Delhi Metro traction equipment ordered

    2020-09-18T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: BEML has awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corp a contract to supply traction inverters, traction motors and train control management systems for 80 metro cars which Delhi Metro Rail Corp ordered last year. Announcing the order on September 17, Mitsubishi Electric said it ...

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    Laude Smart Intermodal orders 1 000 wagons to carry non-standard containers

    2020-09-17T11:26:00Z

    POLAND: Logistics company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to design and supply 1 000 flat wagons for carrying containers on the Russia – Poland corridor. Announcing the order on September 14, UWC said its Type 13-6724 would be the first 1 ...

  • North County Transit District has ordered five Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel-electric locomotives for Coaster commuter services.
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    Siemens Mobility awarded US locomotive support contract

    2020-09-16T14:41:00Z

    USA: San Diego’s North County Transit District has awarded Siemens Mobility a 20-year contract covering technical support and material management services for up to nine Charger locomotives. In 2018 NCTD ordered five charger locos to be delivered between March and June 2021 for use on Coaster ...

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    Nexus unveils livery for future Tyne & Wear Metro fleet

    2020-09-16T14:37:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus has begun public consultation on the interior layout of the new trains which Stadler is to supply for the Tyne Wear Metro, and has unveiled the ‘modern and eye-catching’ yellow livery they will carry when they enter service in 2023-24. ...

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    GTR launches £55m Electrostar refurbishment

    2020-09-16T11:44:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway and leasing company Porterbrook have begun a £55m five-year programme to modernise 214 Bombardier Transportation Class 377 Electrostar electric multiple-units operated on Southern services, and 56 similar Class 387 units used on Gatwick Express and Great Northern services. ...

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    Victoria orders standard gauge VLocity DMUs

    2020-09-15T14:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has exercised an option for Bombardier Transportation to supply a further 18 three-car VLocity diesel multiple-units from its Dandenong factory. The order announced on September 15 has been placed under an agreement initially signed in 2018. It covers 12 additional DMUs ...

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    Scottish hydrogen train demonstrator procurement begins

    2020-09-15T11:55:00Z

    UK: The University of St Andrews has begun the process of appointing an industrial partner to participate in the Zero Emission Train Project, which will see a redundant Class 314 electric multiple-unit equipped with hydrogen fuel cells as a technology demonstrator. The project is being led ...

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    Automated train operation tested in Moscow

    2020-09-14T10:58:00Z

    RUSSIA: Automatic operation could be introduced on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line next year, Russian Railways CEO Oleg Belozerov said following tests with an Lastochka electric multiple-unit. Trains would run under Grade of Automation 2, with a driver in the cab to monitor operations. ...

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    Moscow orders 114 trams

    2020-09-14T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS was the sole bidder for a contract to supply a total of 114 trams to Moscow operator Mosgortrans. The order announced on September 8 covers a further 74 Type 71-931M Vityaz-M three-section articulated vehicles and 40 single-section 71-911EM Lionet trams, which are intended ...

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    RailSpetsTrans orders 300 wagons

    2020-09-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: RailSpetsTrans and State Transport Leasing Co have placed an order for United Wagon Co to supply 300 vans by the end of the first half of 2021. The Type 11-6874 covered van was developed by UWC’s All-Union Research Development Centre for Transportation Technology ...

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    BLS unveils ‘modern, innovative, compact, all-round’ trains

    2020-09-10T12:53:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of 58 electric multiple-units ordered by BLS was unveiled at Stadler’s Erlen commissioning centre on September 9. The latest members of the Flirt multiple-unit family have been branded MIKA, meaning Moderner, Innovativer, Kompakter Allroundzug (modern, innovative, compact, all-round train). ...

  • DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7.
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    Modular wagon concept launched

    2020-09-09T13:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Following an 18 month development programme and several months of test running, DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7. As with similar concepts under development in Austria and Switzerland, the m 2 ...

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    Class 730 EMU for Birmingham’s Cross-City Line revealed

    2020-09-09T10:42:00Z

    UK: One of the Bombardier Transportation Class 730 Aventra electric multiple-units which West Midlands Trains has ordered for its Cross-City Line services through Birmingham has been unveiled at the manufacturer’s Derby factory. ‘Designed and built in Derby they really are made in ...

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    Flexity tram unveiled in Duisburg

    2020-09-08T11:37:00Z

    GERMANY: The first of 47 Flexity Classic trams being supplied to Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft by Bombardier Transportation has been delivered to DVG’s Grunewald depot for testing ahead of entry into revenue service.

  • DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives
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    DB Cargo awards framework agreement for 400 electro-diesel locos

    2020-09-08T11:16:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, which would be delivered in a number of variants to meet the national freight operator’s particular needs. Siemens Mobility said the agreement announced ...

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    Citadis X05 trams arrive in Athens

    2020-09-08T11:00:00Z

    GREECE: Alstom has delivered the first two of 25 Citadis X05 trams ordered by Athens transport agency Attiko Metro. Under the contract awarded in ordered in July 2018 Alstom is responsible for the on-site testing, training and warranty services, as well as the provision of spare ...