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    TMH International to maintain Go-Ahead’s Bayern multiple-units

    2020-12-01T16:21:00Z

    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

    2020-12-01T09:49:00Z

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

    2020-11-26T13:58:00Z

    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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    Berlin to establish rolling stock company

    2020-11-25T16:30:00Z

    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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    DB to procure modular wagons to support steel logistics contract

    2020-11-16T12:40:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Cargo is to invest in a fleet of purpose-built flat wagons and swap bodies to supply raw materials for the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Eisenhüttenstadt under a 10-year logistics contract running from mid-2021 to 2031.

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    Kenyatta inaugurates Nairobi commuter DMU service

    2020-11-10T15:12:00Z

    KENYA: The five diesel multiple-units procured by Kenya Railways Corp to expand its Nairobi commuter operations were formally launched into service on November 10. The first train was flagged off at Nairobi Central Station by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was joined at ...

  • 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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    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.

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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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    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.

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

    2020-10-23T09:43:00Z

    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

    2020-10-22T10:22:00Z

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

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    Long-distance fleet renewal recommended

    2020-10-16T15:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Working with leasing company Norske Tog and infrastructure manager Bane NOR, the national railway directorate has recommended the purchase of a single type of passenger train to replace the country’s entire long-distance fleet over the next decade.

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    Hybari fuel cell battery train to draw on automotive technology

    2020-10-08T09:35:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway, Hitachi and Toyota Motor Corp are to collaborate to test the use of batteries and hydrogen fuel cell hybrid traction systems adapted from technology used in the road sector. The HYdrogen-HYBrid Advanced Rail vehicle for Innovation trial will use JR East’s ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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    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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    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). ...