All Traction & Rolling Stock articles – Page 5

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    DB to procure modular wagons to support steel logistics contract


    GERMANY: DB Cargo is to invest in a fleet of purpose-built flat wagons and swap bodies to supply raw materials for the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Eisenhüttenstadt under a 10-year logistics contract running from mid-2021 to 2031.

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    Kenyatta inaugurates Nairobi commuter DMU service


    KENYA: The five diesel multiple-units procured by Kenya Railways Corp to expand its Nairobi commuter operations were formally launched into service on November 10. The first train was flagged off at Nairobi Central Station by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was joined at ...

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    Mireo Smart to speed EMU deliveries


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has announced plans to offer a standardised version of its Mireo articulated multiple-unit family, in a bid to reduce costs and shorten delivery times.

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    Rolling stock: Olympic deadline governs TGV M rollout


    The first of 100 next-generation TGV sets is due to enter service with French national operator SNCF in time to carry passengers during the 2024 Olympic Games. Murray Hughes investigates.

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    Desiro HC EMUs en route to Tel Aviv


    ISRAEL: The first two of 24 partly double-deck electric multiple-units being built for Israel Railways by Siemens Mobility have been shipped from Hamburg and are due to arrive in Israel towards the end of November.

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    Shorter N700S to serve Nagasaki


    JAPAN: JR Kyushu is to introduce a six-car derivative of the N700S high speed train family for use on the isolated Kyushu Shinkansen branch from Takeo Onsen to Nagasaki, which is scheduled to open in 2022.

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    Cargounit’s new owner plans to invest in cross-border freight locos


    POLAND: The Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund advised by infrastructure, sustainable energy, property and digital asset investor Amber Infrastructure Group has agreed to acquire locomotive leasing company Industrial Division, which trades as Cargounit, from its founders Jacek Szczegodziński, Arkadiusz Ignasiak and Piotr Ignasiak and private equity investor ...

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    CRRC unveils gauge-changing high speed train


    CHINA: State-owned rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has unveiled a prototype gauge-changing high speed train intended for international operation.

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    Long-distance fleet renewal recommended


    NORWAY: Working with leasing company Norske Tog and infrastructure manager Bane NOR, the national railway directorate has recommended the purchase of a single type of passenger train to replace the country’s entire long-distance fleet over the next decade.

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    Hybari fuel cell battery train to draw on automotive technology


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway, Hitachi and Toyota Motor Corp are to collaborate to test the use of batteries and hydrogen fuel cell hybrid traction systems adapted from technology used in the road sector. The HYdrogen-HYBrid Advanced Rail vehicle for Innovation trial will use JR East’s ...

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    Bombardier Transportation to establish global centre for electric propulsion


    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation is to develop a global electric propulsion test and technology centre at its Västerås site. Its aim is to facilitate co-operation across sectors including rail, road and construction equipment, with joint research and development projects including industry partners, academia ...

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    ‘Holistic’ hydrogen train development agreement signed


    INTERNATIONAL: An agreement to co-operate in the joint development of ‘holistic’ hydrogen systems to facilitate the replacement of diesel trains with hydrogen fuelled vehicles has been signed by Siemens Mobility and Siemens Energy. Although Siemens Energy was spun off from the Siemens Group on September 28, ...

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    SNCF sets green targets to cut TER emissions


    FRANCE: National operator SNCF has launched an ambitious programme designed to reduce the environmental impact of its TER regional services as a contribution towards combatting climate change. The PlaneTER programme is also intended to help win passengers back to rail and attract customers from new markets after ...

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    Staff invited to design TGV M livery


    FRANCE: With the first SNCF’s next-generation TGV M power cars and trailers taking shape at Alstom’s factories in Belfort and La Rochelle respectively, the operator and its supplier have invited their staff to come up with a design for the livery of the two test trains.

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    Automated train operation tested in Moscow


    RUSSIA: Automatic operation could be introduced on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line next year, Russian Railways CEO Oleg Belozerov said following tests with an Lastochka electric multiple-unit. Trains would run under Grade of Automation 2, with a driver in the cab to monitor operations. ...

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    BLS unveils ‘modern, innovative, compact, all-round’ trains


    SWITZERLAND: The first of 58 electric multiple-units ordered by BLS was unveiled at Stadler’s Erlen commissioning centre on September 9. The latest members of the Flirt multiple-unit family have been branded MIKA, meaning Moderner, Innovativer, Kompakter Allroundzug (modern, innovative, compact, all-round train). ...

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    ÖBB and Voestalpine joint venture to commercialise innovative wagon design


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB-Technische Services and Voestalpine Stahl have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture to manufacture and market a range of lightweight modular freight wagons under the TransANT brand.

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    Great Western Railway takes delivery of trimode electro-diesel multiple-unit


    UK: Great Western Railway has taken delivery of the first of 19 Class 769 Flex multiple-units equipped to operate using 750 V DC third rail, 25 kV 50 Hz overhead or diesel power. The Class 769 has been developed from Class 319 dual-system EMUs formerly used ...

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    Improved maglev prototype starts test running


    JAPAN: JR Central began trial running with its latest Superconducting Maglev Series L0 vehicles at the test guideway in Yamanashi prefecture on August 17.

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    FlixTrain expands as refurbished coaches arrive


    GERMANY: Open access operator FlixTrain was able to step up its low-cost services on August 13, when a fourth set of refurbished coaches was put into operation on its Hamburg – Köln route, and is now lengthening trains as additional vehicles arrive.