All Traction & Rolling Stock articles – Page 3

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    Rail Business UK

    Fatigue cracks sideline GWR Class 800s


    UK: Great Western Railway has taken some of its Class 800 inter-city trains out of service following the discovery of fatigue cracking in the yaw damper bolsters on a number of vehicles.

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    Siemens preferred bidder to supply Amtrak with bi-mode trainsets


    USA: Amtrak has selected Siemens Mobility as preferred bidder to supply a fleet of 83 electro-diesel trainsets for use on medium-distance inter-city services in the Northeast Corridor, the Cascades corridor in the Pacific Northwest and on various state-supported routes.

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    SBB orders 60 double-deck EMUs to increase capacity and accessibility


    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a further 60 Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units to provide additional capacity and improve accessibility on its InterRegio long-distance services.

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    Shunting robots speed grain exports


    BRAZIL: German industrial automation specialist Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH has commissioned four remote-controlled shunting robots at the Archer Daniels Midland grain export terminal in Santos.

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    Alstom agrees to RER Line B fleet order


    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île‐de‐France Mobilités and operators RATP and SNCF Voyageurs have reached agreement with Alstom‐Bombardier and CAF, paving the way for construction of the MI20 fleet of electric multiple-units to operate RER Line B. In January, the operators selected a consortium of Bombardier Transportation ...

  • České Dráhy has selected a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to supply new rolling stock for its inter-city and international services.

    ČD orders 230 km/h push-pull trainsets


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy has selected a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to supply new rolling stock for its inter-city and international services.

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    SNCF places orders for more hydrogen trainsets


    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has placed orders totalling €190m for Alstom to supply 12 hydrogen-electric multiple-units for use in four regions, with options for a further two trainsets. The operator has placed the orders on behalf of the regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand Est and Occitanie, which ...

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    JR East’s driver-only Series 131 EMUs enter traffic on the Boso peninsula


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has put into service its fleet of Series E131 EMUs on the relatively lightly used lines serving the Boso peninsula in Chiba Prefecture with effect from the March 13 timetable change.

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    Hitachi Rail to support ETR500 fleet


    ITALY: National operator Trenitalia has selected Hitachi Rail to provide integrated logistics support for the maintenance of its Frecciarossa fleet of ETR500 high speed trains.

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    Fuel cells ordered for Canadian Pacific hydrogen locomotive


    CANADA: Ballard Power Systems is to supply the fuel cells for Canadian Pacific’s hydrogen locomotive programme, which aims to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered main line freight locomotive by retrofitting fuel cells and a battery storage system to an existing diesel loco.

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    Hydrogen train trial to inform electrification thinking


    GERMANY: Baden-Württemberg local operator Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs is to test an Alstom iLint hydrogen multiple-unit in regular service.

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    Germany needs faster electrification, says Allianz pro Schiene


    GERMANY: The federal government needs to accelerate significantly the rate of electrification if it is to achieve its target of having at least 70% of the national network wired by 2025, according to the non-profit transport alliance Allianz pro Schiene.

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    Hamilton – Auckland connector is ready to roll


    NEW ZEALAND: The long-planned regional passenger service connecting Hamilton and Auckland will launch on April 6, Waikato Regional Council announced on February 10.

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    Gono Line DMUs replaced


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has begun introducing new diesel-electric multiple-units to operate its Gono Line along the scenic northwestern coast of Honshu.

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    Certifying a Chinese electric locomotive for EU operation


    EUROPE: Type approval testing is about to begin with a prototype main line electric locomotive with last-mile capability which CRRC Zhuzhou has designed and built to the specifications of Austrian Federal Railways’ subsidiary Rail Cargo Hungaria.

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    Fuel cell-battery hybrid locomotive unveiled


    CHINA: CRRC Datong has rolled out a hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery powered hybrid locomotive. The modular design is intended for shunting, underground and industrial applications, and offers the flexibility to produce a locomotive meeting different customer requirements. The loco unveiled at the ...

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    Russian Railways to stop buying diesel-only locomotives by 2025


    RUSSIA: Only locomotives powered by electricity, natural gas or other alternative energy sources will be purchased by national railway RZD after 2025, according to Deputy General Director Chief Engineer Sergey Kobzev. ‘In the future, we are going to operate locomotives using rechargeable batteries, multiple-unit ...

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    JR East says sayonara to Series E4


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has announced that it will withdraw its Series E4 double-deck trains from services on the Joetsu Shinkansen later this year.

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    Stadler to supply fire-fighting and rescue trains


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB Infrastruktur has awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply of up to 20 fire-fighting and rescue trains worth €240m, with a €60m firm order for an initial five to enter service by mid-2024. The trains will be used to respond to emergencies in ...

  • The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi fleets to be fitted with updated brake pads and discs


    UK: The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse to improve brake system performance and reduce life-cycle costs by facilitating longer maintenance intervals. Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices ...