All Traction & Rolling Stock articles – Page 8

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    ATO tested on JR West’s Osaka Loop Line


    JAPAN: West Japan Railway has successfully tested automated train operation on a section of the Osaka Loop Line, as a precursor to introducing ATO on its busiest routes in the Osaka region.

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    SBB announces ICN tilting train modernisation plan


    Source: SBB SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has announced plans to undertake the SFr400m mid-life refurbishment of its 44 ICN tilting inter-city trainsets in 2021-29. The work to ensure a further 20 years of operation of the RABDe 500 fleet will incorporate elements from the IC2000 ...

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    EffiShunter 300 locomotives to be delivered to Serbia


    SERBIA: Following an international tender, national passenger operator Srbija Voz has selected CZ Loko to supply two locomotives for shunting at stations and depots. The EffiShunter 300 locomotives, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2021, will be similar to a pair which infrastructure manager ...

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    Amtrak’s first Avelia Liberty heads to Pueblo for testing


    USA: The first of Amtrak’s next generation of trainsets for Acela Express services on the Northeast Corridor has left Alstom’s Hornell plant in New York state for nine months of dynamic testing at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colorado. Following testing, ...

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    Laude Smart Intermodal orders heavy-duty container wagons


    EUROPE: Polish company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply a further 200 Type 13-6851-01 flat wagons for carrying heavy duty containers on the 1 520 mm gauge Russia – Poland corridor. The latest batch of wagons is scheduled to be ...

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    Articulated hopper wagons certified


    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained certification for two designs of six-axle articulated hopper car with 25 tonne axleload bogies. The Type 19-6978 is intended for grain traffic, and the Type 19-6978-01 for mineral fertilisers. Both types have a capacity of 160 m 3 or ...

  • Class 660 RegioPanter EMU for ŽSSK

    ŽSSK unveils RegioPanter EMU


    SLOVAKIA: The first of 25 Class 660 RegioPanter electric multiple-units which national passenger operator ŽSSK ordered from a consortium of Škoda Transportation and local partner ŽOS Trnava in March 2018 was unveiled on February 6. The order comprises 13 three-car EMUs with a capacity of 247 ...

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    Euromaint awarded Bergensbanen fleet maintenance contract


    NORWAY: National passenger operator Vy has awarded Euromaint a nine-year contract to maintain rolling stock used on the Bergensbanen route between Oslo and Bergen. Most of the work will be undertaken at a workshop which is under construction in Bergen. The contract award follows railway agency ...

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    RM Rail to begin series production of covered van design


    RUSSIA: Wagon manufacturer RM Rail has obtained certification for its Type 11-1268 van design, and expects to begin series production in March. The design offers an axleload of 23·5 tonnes, a capacity of 68 tonnes and a floor area of 52·8 m 2 . The wide-opening ...

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    DB unveils refurbished Kiss EMU


    GERMANY: The first refurbished Stadler Kiss double-deck EMU for Deutsche Bahn was formally unveiled at Berlin Hbf by the head of DB Personenverkehr Berthold Huber on February 5.

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    Talgo to supply coaches for DSB’s Hamburg service


    DENMARK: National operator DSB has selected Talgo to supply a fleet of locomotive-hauled coaches to operate international services to and from Hamburg.

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    Alstom signs battery-electric multiple-unit contract


    Source: Alstom Design Styling GERMANY: Alstom has been awarded a €100m contract to supply and maintain the first battery-electric version of its Coradia Continental multiple-unit family. The 11 three-car BEMUs have been ordered by Mittelsachsen transport authority ZVMS, which has taken out a ...

  • The design of the diesel multiple-units ordered for Transwa’s twice-daily Australind service has been unveiled

    Australind DMU design revealed


    AUSTRALIA: The design of the diesel multiple-units ordered for Transwa’s twice-daily Australind service has been unveiled by Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan. ‘The sleek new design will make the journey between Perth and Bunbury more comfortable for residents and tourists alike, encouraging more ...

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    RegioJet to develop central maintenance depot


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Independent operator RegioJet is to develop a central rolling stock maintaince depot for its fleet on a former scrap metal yard site which it has acquired in Praha’s eastern suburb of Dolní Měcholupy, close to Praha-Hostivař station. The site will be available for use ...

  • Austrian Federal Railways has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 11 Desiro ML Cityjet electric multiple-units by the end of 2021.

    ÖBB places final order under 200-EMU framework


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 11 Desiro ML Cityjet electric multiple-units by the end of 2021. The order announced on January 31 is the last to be placed under a 2010 framework contract covering up ...

  • Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 10 EP2D electric multiple-units.

    Moscow suburban EMU order


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plans is to supply a further 10 EP2D 11-car DC electric multiple-units to Moscow operator Central Suburban Passenger Co between February and May this year. The manufacturer said the EMUs would combine modern looks and high performance with passenger comfort and safety. The ...

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    Ukraine seeks local content in locomotive renewal programme


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia will need funding of 51·2bn hryvnia over six years to modernise its locomotive fleet, according to management board member Frantisek Bures. He said that this programme ‘should always support Ukrainian rolling stock producers’. UZ will need to acquire around 135 new AC ...

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    Arriva leases Alpha Trains DMUs for Czech operating contract


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Arriva Vlaky has signed a long-term agreement to lease five two-car Siemens Desiro Classic diesel multiple-units from Alpha Trains. The DMUs are currently operated by RegioJet in Slovakia. They will be used by Arriva’s Czech subsidiary on competitively-tendered passenger services on the Liberec – ...

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    Russian Railways puts 9·3 MW diesel locomotives into service


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Bryansk works has delivered 12 three-section 9·3 MW locomotives, which the manufacturer says are the most powerful diesels in the 1 520 mm gauge region. The 3TE25K2M has been developed from the 2TE25K Persvet twin-section design, of which 502 have been produced since 2005. ...

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    Akasol to supply batteries for hydrogen trains


    GERMANY: Alstom has awarded Akasol a contract to supply battery systems for the series-built versions of its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit which have been ordered by the Niedersachsen (14 units) and Rhein-Main (27) transport authorities. The contract is valued ‘in the low double-digit million ...