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  • Transmashholding 3TE25K2M locomotive
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    Russian Railways puts 9·3 MW diesel locomotives into service

    2020-01-29T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Bryansk works has delivered 12 three-section 9·3 MW locomotives, which the manufacturer says are the most powerful diesels in the 1 520 mm gauge region. The 3TE25K2M has been developed from the 2TE25K Persvet twin-section design, of which 502 have been produced since 2005. ...

  • Alstom iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit.
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    Akasol to supply batteries for hydrogen trains

    2020-01-26T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom has awarded Akasol a contract to supply battery systems for the series-built versions of its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit which have been ordered by the Niedersachsen (14 units) and Rhein-Main (27) transport authorities. The contract is valued ‘in the low double-digit million ...

  • Russian Railways’ Kaliningrad division is upgrading its fleet to handle an increase in traffic through the exclave.
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    Standard gauge locos to handle traffic through Kaliningrad

    2020-01-25T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Five 1 435 mm gauge shunting locomotives have been delivered to Russian Railways’ Kaliningrad division, which is upgrading its fleet to handle an increase in traffic through the exclave. This includes China – Europe transit freight which is being routed through Kaliningrad to avoid congestion ...

  • DB Toshiba hybrid locomotive impression
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    DB confirms order for hybrid locomotives

    2020-01-23T16:17:00Z

    GERMANY: Following the positive outcome of a feasibility study, DB Cargo has confirmed it is to buy 50 Toshiba diesel-battery hybrid 100 km/h locomotives for shunting and short-distance freight operations, and will lease a further 50 locos. The HDB800 locos will be equipped with Toshiba’s SCiB ...

  • Tunis – La Goulette – La Marsa suburban railway
    Urban news

    Tunis suburban railway modernisation backed by EBRD

    2020-01-22T07:00:00Z

    TUNISA: The acquisition of 18 light rail vehicles to replace ageing rolling stock on the 18 km Tunis – La Goulette – La Marsa 750 V DC overhead electric suburban railway is to be financed using a €45m loan agreed last month by the European Bank for ...

  • An electric multiple-unit is to be equipped with batteries for ’first of a kind’ testing which could lead to the end of diesel traction on the Ashford – Hastings and Oxted – Uckfield routes.
    RBUK

    Electroflex battery EMU plan to end Southern diesel operation

    2020-01-21T15:17:00Z

    An electric multiple-unit is to be equipped with batteries for ’first of a kind’ testing which could lead to the end of diesel traction on the Ashford – Hastings and Oxted – Uckfield routes.

  • Porterbrook Hydroflex fuel cell multiple-unit
    RBUK

    ‘Think about the total energy needed to move the trains’

    2020-01-21T15:03:00Z

    UK: ‘Think about the total energy needed to move the trains’, was the message Helen Simpson, Innovation Projects Director at leasing company Porterbook, presented to policymakers at a well-attended meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group on January 14. Simpson ...

  • cn High speed train maintenance (Bombardier Transportation)
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    Joint venture to provide maintenance services for 71 Chinese high speed trains

    2020-01-20T16:38:00Z

    CHINA: China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 2·45bn yuan contract to provide maintenance services for 71 CRH1A-A, CRH1A, CRH1B, CRH1E and CRH380D high speed trainsets totalling 656 cars. The work will be completed by the end of 2020. ...

  • GB Railfreight container train
    RBUK

    GB Railfreight to lease Ecofret2 triple-platform container wagons

    2020-01-14T10:01:00Z

    UK: GB Railfreight is to lease 32 Ecofret2 triple-platform container wagons from VTG Rail UK, which said it had made ‘significant investments’ in the latest version of the Ecofret design. The wagons are being built at WH Davis’s Shirebrook site, with the first 16 scheduled for ...

  • Chemin de Fer Nyon-Saint-Cergue-Morez
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    Narrow gauge operator orders EMUs

    2020-01-10T15:53:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Chemin de Fer Nyon-Saint-Cergue-Morez has awarded Stadler a contract to supply six two-car electric multiple-units. Deliveries are scheduled between late 2021 and early 2022. The 1·5 kV DC EMUs will be similar to four Abe4/8 units which Stadler supplied to the 27 km long metre-gauge ...

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas.
    Urban news

    DART awards Stadler’s first US maintenance contract

    2020-01-09T13:59:00Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $112m contract to maintain the fleet of diesel multiple-units which it is to supply for the Silver Line project, along with the associated depot. DART awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply ...

  • Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
    RBUK

    Greater Anglia’s first Stadler inter-city trainset enters service

    2020-01-09T07:30:00Z

    UK: The first of the Class 745/0 Flirt inter-city trainsets which Stadler is supplying for Greater Anglia’s Norwich – London Liverpool Street main line route entered service on January 8. All 10 are expected to be in traffic by mid-April. The 12-car 25 kV 50 ...

  • Avanti West Coast Pendolino
    RBUK

    Avanti West Coast Pendolino refurbishment and maintenance contract awarded

    2020-01-08T10:08:00Z

    UK: Operator Avanti West Coast and leasing company Angel Trains have awarded Alstom a £642m, seven-year contract to overhaul and maintain the 56 Class 390 Pendolino tilting trainsets which entered service on the West Coast Main Line from 2003. Alstom said the £127m refurbishment element of ...

  • it-mermec-inspection-vehicle-interior-WCRR
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    ADIF orders three more infrastructure monitoring trains

    2020-01-08T09:39:00Z

    SPAIN: National infrastructure manager ADIF has selected Stadler and MerMec for a €74·5m contract to supply and commission three infrastructure monitoring trains and to undertake their maintenance for a period of five years.

  • MÁV-Start Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-unit.
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    MÁV-Start places final order under Kiss EMU framework agreement

    2020-01-07T15:12:00Z

    HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has formally signed a contract for Stadler to supply a further 21 six-car Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units for delivery by the end of 2022, the manufacturer confirmed on January 7. The €313m firm order which has been finalised following the confirmation ...

  • ONCF has taken delivery of the first of 30 Alstom Prima M4 locomotives
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    First of 30 Prima M4 locomotives delivered to ONCF

    2020-01-07T10:25:00Z

    MOROCCO: National railway ONCF has taken delivery of the first of 30 Alstom Prima M4 locomotives which are being supplied under a €130m contract announced in February 2018. The 3 kV DC electric locomotives have a nominal power of 5·5 MW, operating speed of 160 km/h ...

  • BDZ Desiro
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    Alstom to maintain Siemens multiple-units

    2020-01-04T07:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: National operator BDZ’s passenger division has awarded Alstom a €70m five-year contract to provide full maintenance services for its fleet of Siemens Desiro multiple-units. The deal covers a total of 126 cars which entered service from 2006. These comprise 22 diesel multiple-units operating on the ...

  • KVSZ DPKr-3 DMU
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    Made in Ukraine DMU enters service on Kyiv airport route

    2020-01-02T14:05:00Z

    UKRAINE: The first DPKr-3 diesel multiple-unit built by KVSZ has entered passenger service on the route linking Kyiv’s main station with Boryspil International Airport. This follows testing undertaken between Ternopil, Kyiv and Kremenchug to obtain type approval for the domestically-developed trainset. ...

  • Bombardier Sifang Transportation CR400AF under construction
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    Joint venture awarded Chinese high speed train contract

    2020-01-02T10:56:00Z

    CHINA: The Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture has been awarded a 2·97bn yuan contract to supply China State Railway Group with a further 10 16-car CR400AF 350 km/h trainsets by mid-2020. The contract announced on January 1 is the third order for the CR400AF to ...

  • UWC 1435 mm gauge flat wagon for Laude Intermodal
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    Polish operator orders high-capacity flat wagons

    2019-12-27T12:00:00Z

    POLAND: Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 200 Type Sgmmns 1 435 mm gauge flat wagons for transporting heavy-duty containers. The Russian manufacturer said the wagons it had developed would differ from similar vehicles available on the European market. They ...