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  • Heathrow Express Class 387 EMU (13)
    Rail Business UK

    ETCS tested successfully on Heathrow Express Class 387s


    UK: An initial series of test runs using Class 387 EMUs equipped with ETCS on the Great Western Main Line has been completed, leasing company Porterbrook announced on April 3. Using sections of the GWML east of Reading and the branch from Hayes Harlington ...

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    TMH delivers electric traction units to mine


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has delivered the first of two Type NP1 electric traction units ordered by EVRAZ’s Kachkanarskiy Mining Plant last October. Each traction unit comprises a 7·6 MW four-axle AC electric locomotive permanently coupled to two four-axle tipping wagons, giving a total ...

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    Transitio opts for Civity Nordic


    SWEDEN: Local authority owned rolling stock leasing company AB Transitio has announced its intention to procure 30 EMUs from CAF for use on regional services in southern Sweden, with an option for a further 34 sets. The trains are due to be ordered within an existing ...

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    Rail Business UK

    East Coast resignalling partners appointed


    UK: Network Rail has selected Siemens Mobility and Atkins as its partners for the programme to roll out ETCS Level 2 train control and traffic management on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line.

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    Hakone Tozan replaces funicular trainsets


    JAPAN: Hakone Tozan Railway launched its fifth generation of rolling stock for its 1·2 km funicular line into revenue service on March 20, having unveiled the two new trains on March 18.

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    MBTA to roll out Violet Edge across commuter rail fleet


    tn_us-MBTA_commuter_train.jpg USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is to deploy Wi-Tronix’s Violet Edge technology across the fleet of diesel locomotives used on Boston commuter rail services. The agreement builds on projects undertaken with the supplier on some of the fleet since 2015. The internet of things ...

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    BLS orders EMUs


    SWITZERLAND: BLS has placed a firm order for a further six Stadler Flirt electric multiple-units. The order has been placed using an option on a contract for an initial 52 six-car Flirt EMUs which was signed by BLS and Stadler in January 2018. Stadler had ...

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    RENFE seeks metre-gauge DMUs to cover rolling stock shortage


    SPAIN: Following a spate of air-conditioning failures which left it without any serviceable DMUs for a period during summer 2019, national narrow gauge operator RENFE Ancho Metrico — formerly FEVE — is seeking second-hand vehicles ahead of the busy summer period. Photo: Mike Bent One of ...

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    Knorr-Bremse awarded Desiro brake upgrading framework contract


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Knorr-Bremse have finalised a framework agreement for the modernisation of braking systems on Class 642 Siemens Desiro regional diesel multiple-units. By the end of 2024, Knorr-Bremse is to supply at least 155 ESRA Evolution brake control conversion kits which will be fitted ...

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    First order for Mireo Plus B battery EMUs


    GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock body SFBW has ordered 20 battery-equipped Mireo Plus B electric multiple-units from Siemens Mobility, which will then be responsible for their availability over a 29½-year operating life. The two-car EMUs with 120 seats are to be deployed on ...

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    TMH displays rolling stock range to Kazakh operators


    KAZAKHSTAN: Russian manufacturing group Transmashholding displayed examples of its passenger rolling stock at the Tulpar factory in Nur-Sultan on March 10. Guests included senior management from national railway KTZ, its passenger division, private operators and national technical organisations. On show were modern designs of single ...

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    Rolling stock secondary suspension component range expanded


    SUSPENSION: IMI Precision Engineering has added a mechanical levelling valve, average load valve and double check valve to its IMI Norgren range of secondary suspension components. Following in-depth industry research, IMI Precision Engineering developed the ‘robust and high performing’ mechanical levelling valve, which controls the inflation ...

  • Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 12 Orion three-car metre-gauge rack EMUs

    Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn orders rack EMUs


    SWITZERLAND: Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn has awarded Stadler an SFr148·5m contract to supply 12 three-car metre-gauge rack electric multiple-units to replace hauled stock on its regional services. The first of the EMUs are scheduled to be delivered for testing in mid-2022, with all 12 in service from ...

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    Warszawa suburban EMU contract awarded


    POLAND: Suburban operator SKM Warszawa has awarded Newag a contract to supply 21 electric multiple-units by November 30 2022. The order covers 15 trainsets between 85 and 95 m in length and six between 70 and 77 m long. They will be used to increase capacity ...

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    Nairobi DMU deal signed


    KENYA: The much-delayed contract for Kenya Railways to purchase 11 second-hand DMUs from Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca to operate commuter services around Nairobi was formally signed by KR Managing Director Phillip Mainga during a visit to the Balearic island on March 2.

  • ÖBB Personenverkehr has awarded sole bidder Alstom a contract to provide two hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for trials.

    ÖBB to test hydrogen multiple-units


    AUSTRIA: The national operator’s passenger business ÖBB Personenverkehr has awarded sole bidder Alstom a contract to provide two hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for trials. The deal worth €1·87m includes the hire of two Coradia iLint multiple-units, along with the provision of maintenance services, hydrogen and associated ...

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    ATO tested on JR West’s Osaka Loop Line


    JAPAN: West Japan Railway has successfully tested automated train operation on a section of the Osaka Loop Line, as a precursor to introducing ATO on its busiest routes in the Osaka region.

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    SBB announces ICN tilting train modernisation plan


    Source: SBB SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has announced plans to undertake the SFr400m mid-life refurbishment of its 44 ICN tilting inter-city trainsets in 2021-29. The work to ensure a further 20 years of operation of the RABDe 500 fleet will incorporate elements from the IC2000 ...

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    EffiShunter 300 locomotives to be delivered to Serbia


    SERBIA: Following an international tender, national passenger operator Srbija Voz has selected CZ Loko to supply two locomotives for shunting at stations and depots. The EffiShunter 300 locomotives, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2021, will be similar to a pair which infrastructure manager ...

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    Amtrak’s first Avelia Liberty heads to Pueblo for testing


    USA: The first of Amtrak’s next generation of trainsets for Acela Express services on the Northeast Corridor has left Alstom’s Hornell plant in New York state for nine months of dynamic testing at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colorado. Following testing, ...