Archive for category: Rolling Stock and Components

PTV adds to X’Trapolis EMU fleet

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has placed a €100 million order with Alstom for nine more six-car X’Trapolis trainsets. When the final train is delivered at the end of next year, PTV’s fleet of X’Trapolis EMUs will have grown to 101. PTV ordered the very first train in 2002. All of the trains will have been built by Alstom’s […]
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Siemens confirms order for DB Regio’s Rhine Valley fleet

DB Regio has confirmed an order with Siemens for two new fleets of electric trains for regional services in Germany’s Rhine Valley. From 2020, DB Regio will run regional express services on the Karlsruhe – Offenburg – Basel route and regional services on the Offenburg – Freiburg – Basel/Neuenburg (Switzerland) route. Today, Siemens has confirmed an […]
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Stadler announces multiple traction equipment orders with ABB

Stadler has agreed orders totalling US $70 million with ABB for traction and power equipment for its trains. ABB will supply integrated onboard power supplies and traction transformers for 80 Stadler trains bound for operators in Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary. Stadler will install ABB traction converters and traction transformers on 11 new FLIRT EMUs for Schweizerische […]
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Bernese Oberland railway inaugurates first train of new fleet

Berner Oberland-Bahn AG (BOB) has welcomed the first of six new EMUs built by Stadler. BOB has invested around CHF 112 million in the new train sets and a renovation of its Zweilütschinen depot. BOB has ordered six three-car ABDeh 8/8 321 trains from Stadler. Deliveries will continue until the autumn. Having received approval from the Swiss Federal […]
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Hitachi Rail Italy begins production of Class 802 bi-mode trains for GWR

Hitachi Rail Italy’s site in Pistoia has begun work on the Class 802 bi-mode train fleet for Great Western Railway (GWR) after receiving the first bodyshells from Japan. The Class 802 intercity trains will primarily operate services to Devon and Cornwall. They are being built in addition to the Class 800 IEP fleet which are being […]
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Leipzig tram mockup goes on display

Solaris and Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) have put a full-size mockup of one of the city’s new trams on display outside the Leipziger Messe. It is the first opportunity the public have had to see inside one of the new vehicles. LVB, Leipzig’s public transport operator, signed a framework contract with Polish manufacturer Solaris in 2015 for a […]
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Greater Anglia reveals depot plans for new trains

Greater Anglia is to build a new depot on the site of a former chemical works factory near Manningtree station to maintain its new fleet of Stadler trains. The 22-acre depot, which includes 13 tracks, will initially be used to commission the new trains. Long term, the facility will be used for cleaning, stabling and […]
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Milan exercises final option for more Leonardo trains

Milan Metro operator Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) has exercised an option for 15 more Leonardo trains from Hitachi. The contract, which was signed on February 8, is the final call-off on a framework order for 60 trains placed in 2012 with Hitachi’s predecessor, AnsaldoBreda. Of the new 15 units, nine will serve Line 1 and six […]
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CAF to supply shunting locomotives for RATP

RATP, the Paris Metro and RER operator, has ordered up to 12 new dual-mode electric locomotives from CAF. The contract, which has been estimated at around €65 million, includes a firm order for six new locomotives. The dual-mode, shunting units will have nickel-cadmium batteries onboard which will allow them to operate on electrified and non-electrified […]
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Hyundai Rotem wins Cairo Metro order

Hyundai Rotem is to supply 256 new metro cars for line 3 of the Cairo Metro in a deal worth 433 billion won. Hyundai described the order as its largest from the African market. It follows an order in 2012 to build the trains for line 1. Once complete, line 3 will run east-west across […]
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Class 88 arrives for UK testing

Direct Rail Services (DRS) has received the first of its new dual-mode Class 88 locomotives. 88002 is the first of 10 locomotives to be delivered by Stadler, formerly Vossloh Rail Vehicles, from Valencia. The remaining nine units will be delivered in the spring. DRS announced today that a UK testing programme – expected to last […]
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