All Traction & Rolling Stock articles – Page 11

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

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    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
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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)
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    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 ...

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

    2019-10-30T09:02:00Z

    Nick Kingsley reports from WCRR 2019

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    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
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    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
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    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 ...

  • Operail diesel locomotive
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    Operail to test LNG freight locomotive

    2019-10-27T05:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Operail is to work with Latvian dual-fuel technology company DiGas to convert a GE Transportation C36 locomotive to dual-fuel diesel and LNG operation. Testing is planned for mid-2020, ahead of revenue operation later in the year. Operail said that while LNG shunting locomotives have been ...

  • fr-CAF-confort200-station
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    SNCF confirms CAF inter-city EMU order to ‘transform the traveller experience’

    2019-10-24T14:53:00Z

    FRANCE: The SNCF Mobilités board has formally approved the selection of CAF to supply the railway’s next generation of inter-city trainsets, designated as Confort 200 . Meeting in Paris on October 24, the board confirmed the award of a firm order for ...

  • Transdev subsidiary NordWestBahn has awarded Stadler a €100m contact to supply 16 Flirt electric multiple-units for use on Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen services.
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    Alpha Trains finances Bremen S-Bahn fleet enhancement

    2019-10-24T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains is to finance enhancement of the Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen fleet, including the €100m acquisition of new electric multiple-units as well as the refurbishment of existing trainsets. Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen services have been operated by Transdev’s NordWestBahn since 2010. Following a competitive tender, in ...

  • Transport Scotland’s Director of Rail Bill Reeve said the project would ‘support more people to make active travel choices whilst delivering wider economic benefits’
    Rail Business UK

    DMUs converted to carry bikes and luggage on the West Highland line

    2019-10-23T12:55:00Z

    UK: Five Class 153 single-car diesel multiple-units are being converted to carry up to 20 bicycles and large luggage including winter sports equipment, for use by ScotRail to provide additional seating capacity and encourage tourism on the scenic West Highland line. The ...