All Traction & Rolling Stock articles – Page 10

  • South Western Railway Class 701 Aventra EMU
    Rail Business UK

    South Western Railway Class 701 Aventra suburban EMU unveiled

    2019-11-18T13:33:00Z

    ‘The new Class 701 trains will transform journeys for our customers with benefits including onboard wi-fi, at-seat charging points, real-time information screens, air-conditioning, wide gangways and wide doors to improve the ease of boarding and alighting’, said SWR Engineering Director Neil Drury.

  • UWC tank wagon for molten sulphur
    News

    Gazpromtrans orders molten sulphur wagons

    2019-11-17T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Gazprom subsidiary Gazpromtrans has awarded United Wagon a contract to supply a further 120 tank wagons for the transport of molten sulphur. The latest firm order announced on October 29 follows from a contract for 60 which was agreed in August, taking the total value ...

  • CAF trainset for the Schönbuchbahn
    Metro Report International

    Masats supplies doors for Schönbuchbahn light rail vehicles

    2019-11-16T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Masats is supplying sliding plug doors for the nine three-car lightweight electric trainsets which fellow Spanish company CAF is building as part of the project to modernise the 17 km Schönbuchbahn near Stuttgart as a light rail route. Masats will also support the maintenance of ...

  • Alstom Coradia Continental regional electric multiple-unit.
    News

    DB Regio orders EMUs for Karlsruhe services

    2019-11-15T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has awarded Alstom a €120m contract to supply 19 Coradia Continental regional electric multiple-units. They are to be used on services from Karlsruhe to Heilbronn, Achern, Freudenstadt and Herrenberg which DB Regio is to operate from December 2022 under the 13-year Netz 7b contract ...

  • VRR and Stadler have officially opened a €35m depot on a former colliery site in Herne
    News

    Stadler opens depot for Rhein-Ruhr fleet

    2019-11-14T15:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR and Stadler have officially opened a €35m depot on a former colliery site in Herne where the manufacturer will maintain 41 Flirt 3XL EMUs which Abellio Rail NRW will operate on S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr services from December 15. The 100 000 m² ...

  • Stadler Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit for San Bernadino County Transportation Authority
    News

    US hydrogen train contract awarded

    2019-11-14T09:39:00Z

    USA: Southern California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell powered multiple-unit to enter passenger service in 2024, with an option for a further four units. Stadler said the contract announced on November 14 was ...

  • Fenniarail locos
    News

    Finnish open access operator expands fleet

    2019-11-14T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Open access freight operator Fenniarail has placed a firm order for CZ Loko to supply an EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric loco in 2020, with an option for six more. The Czech manufacturer supplied five similar machines to Fenniarail in 2015 and 2017. The 1 524 ...

  • fr-millet-cereal-hopper
    News

    Millet AFR resumes wagon manufacturing

    2019-11-12T11:55:00Z

    FRANCE: Manufacturing of new wagons has resumed at the former Arbel-Fauvet-Rail plant in Douai, following the acquisition of the business by wagon leasing group Millet SA, the company confirmed on November 12. Assembly of grain wagons began in October, and the construction of tank wagons is expected to restart in ...

  • Metrans Siemens Vectron locomotive
    News

    Metrans receives first of 10 Vectron locomotives

    2019-11-12T11:17:00Z

    EUROPE: The first of 10 Siemens Mobility Vectron MS locomotives which Hamburger Hafen Logistik subsidiary Metrans ordered in April was handed over at the operator’s Praha container terminal on November 11. It entered service the following day, hauling a container train from Česká Třebová to ...

  • National Railways of Zimbabwe train
    News

    National Railways of Zimbabwe orders Russian wagons

    2019-11-11T11:29:00Z

    ZIMBABWE: National Railways of Zimbabwe has signed an agreement for United Wagon Co to supply 100 open wagons. They are scheduled to be delivered within 12 months of NRZ finalising an export loan with the assistance of the Russian supplier. The 1 067 mm gauge wagons ...

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    News

    Swiss vote to adopt technical pillar

    2019-11-07T10:17:00Z

    Photo: SBB SWITZERLAND: Changes to the Eisenbahnverordnung national railway regulations to embed the requirements of the technical pillar of the EU’s Fourth Railway Package were formally approved by the Federal Council on November 6. Emphasising that ‘Switzerland has a great interest in ensuring that ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has delivered the first EMU-250 trainset to Korail
    News

    Korail takes delivery of first Hyundai Rotem EMU-250 trainset

    2019-11-05T17:08:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem delivered the first EMU-250 electric trainset with distributed traction to Korail on November 4. The national operator ordered 19 six-car EMU-250 trainsets in two batches in 2016, with five scheduled to be delivered from the manufacturer’s Changwon works by August 2020 and ...

  • UWC flat wagon for TransContainer
    News

    TransContainer orders flat wagons

    2019-11-02T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Intermodal operator TransContainer has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 100 Type 13-6851-05 flat wagons for the transport of heavy containers and tank containers. The contract announced on October 29 is TransContainer’s second for the type, following on from an order for 30 ...

  • Alstom iLint fuel cell multiple-unit.
    News

    Fuel cell train to be tested in the Netherlands

    2019-11-01T09:03:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: A Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel-cell multiple-unit is to be tested on the Groningen – Leeuwarden line after an agreement was signed at the Klimaattop Noord NL climate summit by manufacturer Alstom, the province of Groningen, local operator Arriva, infrastructure manager ProRail and energy company Engie. ...

  • Iarnród Éireann InterCity Railcar diesel multiple-unit (Photo: Tony Miles)
    News

    Iarnród Éireann orders DMU cars to increase commuter capacity

    2019-10-31T16:12:00Z

    IRELAND: Government approval for the €150m purchase of 41 intermediate coaches to lengthen Iarnród Éireann’s InterCity Railcar diesel multiple-units was announced by Minister for Transport, Tourism Sport Shane Ross on October 30. This will provide a 34% increase in peak capacity across the Kildare ...

  • at-kiss_westbahn
    News

    Stadler beats CRRC to win Westbahn fleet replacement

    2019-10-30T11:21:00Z

    AUSTRIA: A contract for the supply and maintenance of a fleet of 15 six-car Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units was signed on October 29 by Stadler, Wien – Salzburg open access operator Westbahn and leasing company Austrian Train Finance. The order is worth just under €300m, with delivery ...

  • Photos: Kazumiki Miura
    News

    ‘Earthquake mode’ battery packs to be fitted to N700S Shinkansen fleet

    2019-10-30T09:02:00Z

    Nick Kingsley reports from WCRR 2019

  • Kyiv station
    News

    Ukrainian Railways considers fleet modernisation options

    2019-10-29T13:10:00Z

    UKRAINE: National railway UZ is negotiating with manufacturers for the purchase of main line electric locomotives to replace its ageing Soviet-era fleet, including VL8 locomotives first produced in 1955. On October 17 Chairman Yevgen Kravtsov met a French delegation led by Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari to ...

  • CD Cargo Effishunter handover
    News

    EffiShunter 1000 handed over to ČD Cargo

    2019-10-29T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first of five CZ Loko EffiShunter 1000 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives ordered by national freight operator ČD Cargo under the fleet renewal programme launched in January 2018 was officially handed over on September 30. The loco is to be ...

  • pl-KML Elf 2 impression
    News

    Pesa to supply Elf 2 EMUs to Koleje Małopolskie

    2019-10-28T11:57:00Z

    POLAND: Koleje Małopolskie signed a 109m złoty contract with Pesa for the supply of four Elf 2 electric multiple-units on October 28. The four-car EMUs will be 75 m long with six doors per side, and will have capacity for 480 passengers including 200 seated. They ...