Archive for category: Rolling Stock and Components

Stadler to build narrow-gauge EMUs for Stockholm’s Roslagsbanan

Stadler has won a contract worth around CHF 232 million (€215 million) from Stockholm’s public transport body, SL, to supply 22 custom-built EMUs for the city’s narrow-gauge Roslagsbanan network. The new three-car EMUs will be designed specifically for the 891 mm track gauge and 1500 V DC overhead electrification system found on the Roslagsbanan – a […]
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Caltrans Charger locomotives to enter service on Capitol Corridor

Siemens is to begin revenue testing of its new Charger series locomotive on California’s Capitol Corridor later this month. The new generation of Tier 4 diesel-electric locomotives was launched on April 18 at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, just a few miles away from where the locomotives were designed and built. A 30-day […]
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Caltrans Charger locomotives to enter service on Capitol Corridor

Siemens is to begin revenue testing of its new Charger series locomotive on California’s Capitol Corridor later this month. The new generation of Tier 4 diesel-electric locomotives was launched on April 18 at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, just a few miles away from where the locomotives were designed and built. A 30-day […]
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Four generations of trains – including the Flying Scotsman – to lineup in historical event

Four trains from four different generations are set for a historical meeting on Yorkshire’s East Coast main line. The Flying Scotsman will travel alongside two trains from Virgin Train’s revitalised fleet – a Class 43 HST and a Class 91 InterCity225 – as well as the rail operator’s brand new train, the Class 800 Virgin Azuma, on […]
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Hungary set for first double-deck trains

Stadler has signed a framework agreement with Hungarian national rail operator MÁV-Start to provide up to 40 six-car double-deck KISS EMUs. The double-deck trains, which will have a maximum operating speed of 160km/h, will be the Eastern European country’s first, according to Stadler. The value of MÁV-Start’s first firm order, including training and spare parts, will amount to €195 […]
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London Underground awards fleet design contracts to SNC-Lavalin

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded two vehicle design upgrade contracts for the London Underground which will ensure some of the network’s oldest trains meet new rail vehicle accessibility standards. New passenger information systems, emergency alarms, CCTV and improved LED lighting for each vehicle will be added to three LU fleets: the seven-car 1972 Bakerloo Line Tube stock, […]
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First RRX driving car makes appearance in Krefeld

The first completed driving car for the Rhine-Ruhr-Express (RRX) has been unveiled during a visit by North Rhine-Westphalia’s Transport Minister, Michael Groschek. Siemens is building 82 Desiro trains at its factory in Krefeld, Germany, for the new RRX network. Once complete, the trains will undergo testing and commissioning in Wegberg. When in service, the new […]
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Vlexx orders Talent 3 EMUs

Bombardier has signed a contract with Vlexx to supply 21 three-car Talent 3 EMUs. Vlexx, a subsidiary of Die Länderbahn, will operate the new fleet in Germany’s Saar region. Commercial service is scheduled to begin in December 2019. In January, Vlexx was awarded the Elektro-Netz Saar RB lot 2 operating contract, which includes routes linking Saarbrücken with Lebach-Jabach, Neubrücke […]
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DB orders loco-hauled trains from Bombardier

Deustche Bahn (DB) has placed an order with Bombardier for 25 extra Twindexx Vario double-deck intercity EMUs. The order includes 25 Traxx AC3 locomotives, the fourth call-off from an order placed in 2008, and 124 Twindexx Vario double-deck intercity rail cars, the 10th call-off from a framework contract singed in 2013. Bombardier will start to […]
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ABB to supply traction transformers for ÖBB EMUs

ABB has been appointed by Bombardier to supply roof-mounted traction transformers for Austrian Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) fleet of new Talent 3 EMUs. ABB will provide 42 transformers to be fitted to 21 trains. The order is part of a framework contract for up to 600 traction units to be supplied by 2024. In December, Bombardier signed a €1.8 […]
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DB Regio Bayern signs order for new Alstom EMUs

DB Regio Bayern and Alstom have agreed an order for 27 additional Coradia EMUs for the Nuremberg S-Bahn. Alstom will deliver the new trains in 2020 for use on lines S3, S4 and what will become the S5 line. Jochen Slabon, head of regional transport at Alstom Transport Deutschland, and Hansrüdiger Fritz, chairman of DB […]
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