All Traction & Rolling Stock articles – Page 6

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    Rail Business UK

    GWR buys vehicles outright in HST fleet expansion


    Photos: Tony Miles UK: Despite concerns over future passenger numbers, the Department for Transport has given permission for Great Western Railway to procure three more shortened HST diesel trainsets, branded as the Castle Class by the franchisee. Each set comprises four refurbished PRM TSI-compliant ...

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    SBB sells fire rescue trains to Norway


    NORWAY: Swiss Federal Railways has sold three LRZ96 fire-fighting and rescue trains to Norwegian infrastructure manager Bane NOR, which is developing a new emergency response concept. The locomotive-hauled trains were originally supplied to SBB by Josef Meyer, Cattaneo and Dräger Safety in 1996. Each comprises a ...

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    SNCB double-deckers delayed


    BELGIUM: Delivery of SNCB’s double-deck Type M7 push-pull trainsets has been further delayed by the coronavirus, and will not be completed until March 2023, CEO Sophie Dutordoir has confirmed.

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    Talgo VI trainsets withdrawn from Amtrak Cascades service


    USA: Washington State Department of Transportation has withdrawn its 1998-built Talgo VI trainsets used to operate the Amtrak Cascades services between Eugene, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, ahead of the procurement of replacement rolling stock. Withdrawal of the Talgo VIs was recommended by the National ...

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    Series N700S enters service on Tokaido Shinkansen


    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway officially launched its first Series N700S high speed trains into revenue service on the Tokaido Shinkansen with a ceremony at Tokyo station on July 1.

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    RENFE picks CAF to renew narrow gauge fleet


    SPAIN: The RENFE board has selected CAF to supply 37 metre-gauge trains for its former FEVE routes under a contract worth €258m. Photo: Carmelo Zaita Among recent CAF designs for Spanish narrow gauge lines are these metre-gauge Series 950 EMUs operated by Euskotren. ...

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    Akiem Astride tested in Croatia


    EUROPE: Hungarian freight operator CER Cargo has received certification to operate in Croatia using a modified Astride multi-system locomotive, which has been leased from Akiem for use on international services between Hungary and the ports of Koper and Rijeka.

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    First batch of TMH coaches arrives in Egypt


    EGYPT: TMH International delivered an initial batch of 22 third-class, forced ventilation loco-hauled passenger coaches to the port of Alexandria on June 25 as part of its contract to supply 1 300 vehicles of five types to Egyptian National Railways. The first 22 vehicles were manufactured ...

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    Dynamic trials start with 600 km/h maglev prototype


    CHINA: The first of five ultra-high-speed maglev prototype vehicles has completed its maiden test run on a 1∙5 km guideway at Tonghi University in Shanghai.

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    Modular multi-function wagons on test


    GERMANY: Trials have begun with a modular platform wagon that can be adapted for use with a variety of cargoes. In a joint development programme called M2, DB Cargo and wagon leasing group VTG have completed initial dynamic tests with the first vehicles and will now commence noise and static load testing.

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    Rail Business UK

    East Coast Trains Class 803 production begins


    UK: Production of the five Class 803 trainsets which FirstGroup subsidiary East Coast Trains has ordered for its future London to Edinburgh open access service is underway at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory.

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    TMH International completes DJJ acquisition


    HUNGARY: A Transmashholding-led joint venture has completed its acquisition of the Dunakeszi Járműjavító rolling stock manufacturing plant in Hungary, which the group intends to develop as its main manufacturing and services hub for central and eastern Europe.

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    First trainset for Rielsfera low cost high speed rail services heads to Spain


    SPAIN: The first of nine double-deck TGV Duplex trainsets being modified for use by SNCF’s Spanish subsidiary Rielsfera was despatched from the Technicentre Est-Européen at Pantin in France on June 6 following the installation of signalling and train protection equipment needed for operation in Spain.

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    Hydrogen train development agreement signed


    ITALY: A five-year agreement for the development of hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure has been signed by Alstom and energy company Snam. Under the agreement announced on June 4, Alstom would manufacture and maintain newly-built or converted hydrogen trains, while Snam would develop infrastructure for hydrogen ...

  • A three-month study of the extent to which battery-powered trains could replace diesel traction in Germany is being undertaken through a collaboration between rolling stock financing company Rock Rail, Technische Universität Dresden and the UK’s Universit

    ​Universities study options for battery traction to replace diesel


    GERMANY: A three-month study of the extent to which battery-powered trains could replace diesel traction in Germany is being undertaken through a collaboration between rolling stock financing company Rock Rail, Technische Universität Dresden and the UK’s University of Birmingham. According to lobby group Allianz pro Schiene, ...

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    Caltrain’s first Stadler EMUs on test


    Stadler Kiss EMUs for Caltrain (Photos: Caltrain) USA: On-track testing of the Kiss electric multiple-units ordered by Californian commuter operator Caltrain has started at Stadler’s plant in Utah. Stadler is supplying an initial batch of 16 six-car EMUs under ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail EMUs approved for ETCS operation


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road announced on May 11 that it had approved the use of ETCS onboard equipment on the Bombardier-built Class 345 EMUs, paving the way for the trains to be introduced on TfL Rail services to Heathrow Airport.

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    Rail Business UK

    Hybrid shunter conversion ready for testing


    TRACTION: A 60 year old diesel shunting locomotive has been re-engineered with a low-emission hybrid traction package using automotive technology, as part of a research programme backed by the UK’s Department for Transport.

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    ČD Cargo Traxx locos on test


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first two Class 388 Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locos for ČD Cargo started electromagnetic compatibility testing at the VUZ Velim test centre on April 21, as part of the formal approval process ČD Cargo ordered 10 Traxx MS3 locomotives from Bombardier in August ...

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    Six suppliers shortlisted as Norske Tog seeks up to 200 commuter EMUs


    Photo: Cato Edvardsen/Wikimedia Commons Class 69 EMUs are widely used on the Norwegian network by national operator Vy, formerly NSB. NORWAY: State-owned rolling stock leasing company Norske Tog has shortlisted six prequalified bidders to supply an initial 30 new commuter EMUs as part of a ...