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  • Trains in Portugal.
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    CP set to acquire 117 EMUs in ‘largest ever’ procurement

    2021-07-27T15:30:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The Council of Ministers has approved investment worth €819m to enable national passenger operator CP to call tenders for 117 regional and suburban EMUs, of which €617m would come from EU grants.

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    Modular rolling stock and technology partnerships in Pesa’s 2025+ strategy

    2021-07-26T08:46:00Z

    POLAND: Modular and ‘hydrogen ready’ rolling stock and technology partnerships are included in a five-year development strategy set out by rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz. The company said it aims to achieve stable development, strengthen its position in the domestic market and expand internationally by ...

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    Traction: Road trials showcase battery loco potential

    2021-07-21T13:11:00Z

    A three month trial of a Wabtec battery-electric loco hauling freight trains over a 585 km route in California has highlighted the potential for battery traction to reduce emissions from US rail freight, as project leader Alan Hamilton explains to Dave Lustig.

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    Talgo and Repsol to develop fuel cell trains powered by renewable hydrogen

    2021-07-19T16:18:00Z

    SPAIN: Rolling stock builder Talgo and petrochemical group Repsol signed an accord on July 19 to develop fuel cell trainsets powered by hydrogen generated from renewable sources.

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    Traction: On course to Mission 100%

    2021-07-08T13:14:00Z

    India’s ambitious national railway electrification programme is moving forward rapidly as IR seeks to complete the wiring of its broad gauge network by the end of 2023 and reach net zero carbon emissions within the next decade.

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    ILSA trains take shape as Spain’s high speed competition hots up

    2021-07-01T09:14:00Z

    SPAIN: The first of 23 ETR1000 trainsets being built for future high speed operator Intermodalidad de Levante are nearing completion at Hitachi Rail Europe’s Pistoia factory in Italy.

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    In depth

    Passenger Rolling Stock: Getting ready for Wi-Fi 6E

    2021-06-25T07:04:00Z

    Measures to expand the available spectrum for free-to-air wi-fi present an opportunity for railways to improve onboard connectivity, but will require the adoption of forward-compatible components.

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    Passenger Rolling Stock: Avril moves from vision to reality

    2021-06-21T12:41:00Z

    More than a decade after the company unveiled its concept for a wide-bodied articulated trainset, Talgo’s first production Avril high speed trains are now on test in northern Spain before entering service with national operator RENFE.

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    Rail Business UK

    Northern’s CAF multiple-units return to service

    2021-06-09T11:41:00Z

    UK: All but two of Northern’s CAF Class 195 diesel and Class 331 electric multiple-units are now back in service, after analysis of the causes of the cracks discovered in April and the development of a modification that is being rolled out across the Class 195 fleet.

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    Alstom starts assembling Perth EMUs

    2021-06-08T09:21:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Alstom officially began train manufacturing at the Metronet Bellevue assembly plant in Western Australia on June 7, describing the occasion as ‘a watershed moment’ for the local rail sector.

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    CAF Oaris EMUs enter service with Flytoget

    2021-06-07T12:46:00Z

    NORWAY: The first CAF Oaris high speed EMUs entered traffic with Oslo airport express operator Flytoget on June 3.

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    CRRC Zhuzhou rolls out double-deck Westbahn EMU

    2021-06-02T15:25:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The first of four double-deck electric multiple-units being built for use by open access operator Westbahn GmbH has been rolled out for testing by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co in China’s Hunan province.

  • Pikes Peak railway after modernisation
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    Pikes Peak Cog Railway reopens after $100m modernisation

    2021-05-30T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Broadmoor Manitou Pikes Peak Cog Railway reopened on May 20, following a $100m modernisation programme which has included the delivery of a new fleet of push-pull trainsets and conversion from the Abt to the Strub rack system. The 14·3 km standard ...

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    Tren Maya rolling stock supplier selected

    2021-05-28T13:08:00Z

    MEXICO: National tourism promotion fund Fonatur has selected a consortium led by Alstom’s Bombardier Transportation México subsidiary as preferred bidder for a contract to supply rolling stock, communications systems and depots for the Tren Maya project, The contract announced on May 26 covers the supply ...

  • RENFE has awarded Talgo a €281∙5m framework contract for the supply of 26 gauge-convertible dual-system 3 kV DC and 25 kV 50 Hz high speed train power cars.
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    RENFE orders high speed power cars to haul rebuilt sleeping cars

    2021-05-27T13:01:00Z

    SPAIN: RENFE has awarded Talgo a €281∙5m framework contract for the supply of 26 gauge-convertible dual-system 3 kV DC and 25 kV 50 Hz high speed train power cars.

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    First TGV M power car completed

    2021-05-26T13:15:00Z

    FRANCE: The first completed power car for SNCF’s future TGV M trainsets was unveiled at Alstom’s Belfort workshops on May 26.

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    Dual-mode Vectron delivered

    2021-05-25T14:44:00Z

    GERMANY: Captrain Deutschland subsidiary ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft has taken delivery of the first of two Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives that it ordered from Siemens Mobility.

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    Rail Business UK

    Class 769 bi-mode trainsets enter service with Northern

    2021-05-20T10:30:00Z

    UK: Considerably later than envisaged, Northern’s first Class 769 bi-mode multiple-units entered service with the start of the new timetable on May 17.

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    Autonomous train begins GoA2 testing

    2021-05-20T09:41:00Z

    FRANCE: Test running with an automated train in attended ATO mode is underway in northern France as the latest phase of a pan-industry programme to develop autonomous trains for regional passenger services.

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    Victoria to buy updated X’Trapolis EMUs

    2021-05-19T10:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has announced plans to order 25 X’Trapolis 2.0 electric multiple-units from Alstom to continue the renewal of the Melbourne suburban fleet.