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  • CRRC Qishuyan diesel trainsets for Nigeria.

    CRRC Qishuyan unveils Nigerian fleet


    Nigerian locos NIGERIA: CRRC Qishuyan unveiled the first NDJ3N diesel trainsets and DF11GN passenger locomotives for Nigeria when Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi visited its factory in China on October 16. The order placed by China Civil Engineering Group in January includes ...

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    Kazakhstan Railways cancels Tulpar-Talgo coach order


    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has cancelled orders for Talgo-designed but locally produced coaches to be supplied from the Tulpar-Talgo factory in Nur-Sultan, after exchange rate changes raised the cost of sourcing components from abroad. The Tulpar-Talgo plant was opened by a joint venture of KTZ and ...

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    Grand Est orders electro-diesels for services to Germany


    FRANCE: The Grand Est region has placed a €360m order for a further 39 Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-units for delivery in 2022-24. The order announced on October 22 includes 30 four-car units to be delivered from the end of 2023 for use on cross-border services ...

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    Toshiba to supply electric locos to Taiwan


    TAIWAN: Taiwan Railways Administration’s procurement agent Bank of Taiwan has awarded Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp a contract to supply 68 mixed-traffic electric locomotives, the manufacturer announced on October 16. The order is worth ¥40bn, including spare parts, with TISS scheduled to deliver the ...

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    BLS Cargo selects Vectron for north–south corridor


    SWITZERLAND: BLS Cargo has selected Siemens Mobility for a contract to supply 25 multi-system electric freight locomotives, after what it described as an ‘intensive’ tendering process including test running with candidate designs. The locomotives are to be delivered in 2020-25, replacing older locos and supporting the ...

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    Metro Report International

    First RER NG EMU emerges


    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


    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


    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.

    Stadler wins Taiwan loco order


    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).
    Metro Report International

    Paris Line B train refurbishment underway


    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


    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.

    Battery units planned for Chemnitz – Leipzig route


    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.

    Prototype Egyptian coaches unveiled by TMH


    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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    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail’s first Stadler train heads for testing


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...