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    First RER NG EMU emerges

    2019-10-18T09:56:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 255 double-deck EMUs being built by Alstom and Bombardier for Paris RER lines D and E has been completed, and is expected to start testing shortly, Île-de-France Mobilités announced on October 18. The regional transport authority has committed to a complete replacement ...

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    ADIF signs rescue locomotive contract

    2019-10-18T09:12:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has signed a contract for a consortium of Stadler and Erion to supply 22 Eurolight diesel-electric locomotives for use on maintenance, rescue, inspection and snow clearing trains on the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network, the Swiss company announced on October 18. ...

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    SKM Warszawa cancels train order with Pesa

    2019-10-17T14:14:00Z

    POLAND: Suburban operator SKM Warszawa announced on October 17 that it was cancelling its contract with Pesa for the supply of 13 electric multiple-units, owing to the supplier’s failure to meet the delivery deadlines. SKM signed the 310·5m złoty contract on May 21 2018. The base ...

  • Stadler is to supply 34 diesel-electric locomotives to Taiwan Railway Administration.
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    Stadler wins Taiwan loco order

    2019-10-15T08:44:00Z

    TAIWAN: Stadler has won a €165m order to supply 34 diesel-electric locomotives to Taiwan Railway Administration, the Swiss company’s first major tender win in the Pacific region. The 1 067 mm gauge six-axle mixed-traffic locomotives will be built at Stadler’s plant at Valencia in Spain. They ...

  • Refurbishment of Paris RER Line B MI84 EMU (Photo: Jean-Paul Masse).
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    Paris Line B train refurbishment underway

    2019-10-10T12:50:00Z

    PARIS: The refurbishment of 31 RATP-owned MI84 electric multiple-units used on Paris RER Line B is underway at Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant, with the first two expected to return to service in December. The similar SNCF-owned MI79 sets have already been refurbished. ...

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    Talgo to supply 330 km/h ‘Dr Avril’ inspection train

    2019-10-09T09:31:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has selected Talgo to supply a gauge-convertible inspection train able to operate at up to 330 km/h on the high speed rail network as well as at lower speeds on conventional lines. The train has been informally named ‘Dr Avril’ by the ...

  • Two transport authorities plan to order a battery version of Alstom's Coradia Continental.
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    Battery units planned for Chemnitz – Leipzig route

    2019-10-09T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Mittelsachsen and Leipzig transport authorities ZVMS and ZVNL have agreed to order 11 three-car battery-powered versions of Alstom’s Coradia Continental multiple-units for use on Chemnitz – Leipzig service RE6 from 2023. Route RE6 is currently operated by Transdev’s Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn using Siemens ER20 diesel-electric locomotives ...

  • Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir visited Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works.
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    Prototype Egyptian coaches unveiled by TMH

    2019-10-08T14:22:00Z

    EGYPT: Two prototype third class coaches for Egyptian National Railways were unveiled when Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir visited Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works in Russia on October 4. In September 2018 TMH Hungary signed a five-year contract worth more than €1bn for ...

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    Merseyrail’s first Stadler train heads for testing

    2019-10-07T16:47:00Z

    The first of 52 EMUs which Stadler is building for Merseyrail has been sent for dynamic testing (Photo: Stefan Schulthess Railroad, Aviation Landscape Photography, Switzerland). UK: The first of 52 bespoke four-car electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is building for Liverpool area commuter operator ...

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    Gold miner orders side-tipping wagons

    2019-10-07T15:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Gold and silver producer Polymetal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 55 side-tipping wagons to its Varvara site by the end of the first half of 2020. The Varvara opencast mine and processing plant is located in northwest Kazakhstan, 130 km southwest ...

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    ​Nagoya Railway updates EMU fleet

    2019-10-03T09:55:00Z

    JAPAN: Nagoya Railway Co has updated its regional rolling stock fleet by introducing four Series 9500 EMUs on the 444 route-km, 1 067 mm gauge Meitetsu network radiating from the city. The Series 9500 sets have been supplied by Nippon Sharyo and the first was placed into traffic on ...

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    Bombardier and Leclanché sign battery traction MoU

    2019-10-02T12:25:00Z

    A prototype Talent 3 EMU equipped for battery operation was unveiled at Bombardier’s Hennigsdorf plant in September 2018. INTERNATIONAL: Bombardier Transportation announced on October 2 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Leclanché SA which would see the Swiss company become its preferred global ...

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    Lombardia trains on show at Expo Ferroviaria

    2019-10-02T08:48:00Z

    ITALY: Two mock-ups of the next generation of suburban and regional trainsets for Lombardia were formally presented at the Expo Ferroviaria trade fair in Milano on October 1. Speaking at the event’s opening forum, Lombardia’s councillor for Infrastructure, Transport Sustainable Mobility Claudia ...

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    Newag launches bi-mode multiple-unit

    2019-10-01T15:11:00Z

    POLAND: Newag launched a bi-mode variant of its Impuls multiple-unit at the Trako fair, which took place in Gdańsk on September 24-27. The 36WEh has a maximum speed of 160 km/h when powered by 3 kV DC electrification and 120 km/h when using diesel power. The ...

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    Chile calls tenders for broad-gauge bi-mode trainsets

    2019-10-01T11:22:00Z

    CHILE: Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado has called tenders for a fleet of passenger trains to replace the rolling stock currently used on its long-distance Santiago – Chillán service. The requirement is for six bi-mode trainsets of four or five cars with capacity for at least ...

  • Stadler is to supply three trainsets for the Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren line.
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    Swiss narrow gauge railway updates fleet

    2019-10-01T09:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Jungfraubahn Holding has awarded sole bidder Stadler Bussnang a SFr17·3m+VAT contract to supply three trainsets for the 4·3 km Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren line. Services on what the operator describes as ‘one of the most beautiful panoramic tracks in the Alps’ are currently provided using four 560 ...

  • First bodyshell for the dual-gauge rolling stock ordered for through services between Montreux and Interlaken Ost has been completed.
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    GoldenPass Express stock takes shape

    2019-09-30T11:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Construction of the first bodyshell for the dual-gauge rolling stock ordered for through services between Montreux and Interlaken Ost has been completed, and the vehicle is now being fitted out at Stadler’s Bussnang factory. The trains will operate on the metre-gauge tracks of the Montreux-Oberland ...

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    World rolling stock market - September 2019

    2019-09-29T00:00:00Z

    Australia: UGL announced on August 8 that it had won a contract to build four diesel locomotives for Pacific National.On August 19 Alstom Transport Australia was named preferred bidder to supply 41 six-car C-series EMUs for the Transperth network, as well as six DMU cars to ...

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    Newag awarded locomotive contracts

    2019-09-27T07:00:00Z

    Trako POLAND: PKP Intercity has awarded Newag a contract to supply a further 10 Griffin 160 km/h electric locomotives. The 183·8m złoty order has been placed as an option on a May 2018 contract for an initial 20 locomotives. It was announced at ...

  • EAV has selected Hitachi Rail to supply 40 electric multiple-units for the Circumvesuviana railway.
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    Circumvesuviana EMUs ordered

    2019-09-25T13:17:00Z

    ITALY: Napoli regional transport operator EAV has selected Hitachi Rail to supply and maintain 40 1·5 kV DC electric multiple-units for the 950 mm gauge Circumvesuviana railway. President of the Campania region Vincenzo De Luca said the €314m order announced on September 24 would provide a ...