Archive for category: Rolling Stock and Components

Double-deck FV-Dosto fleet awarded Swiss operating licence

SBB's new double-deck FV-Dosto EMUs have been issued with a two-year operating licence by the Switzerland Federal Office of Transport (BAV).
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Stadler wins Hanover S-Bahn EMU order

Transdev has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 64 Flirt EMUs for the Hanover S-Bahn.
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Gibela JV opens train manufacturing site in South Africa

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has attended the official opening of the Gibela joint venture's new train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar.
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Four shortlisted for Danish electric train contract

DSB has published the names of four manufacturers shortlisted to supply and maintain its new electric fleet.
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Schöneicher-Rüdersdorfer Strassenbahn orders Artic pre-series vehicles from Škoda Transtech

The ForCity Smart Artic Helsinki tram is based on an original idea of Helsinki City Transport and has been developed in collaboration between HKL and Škoda Transtech.
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Coradia Polyvalent trains en route to Senegal

The first of 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains destined for APIX, the Senegalese Agency for Investment Promotion and Public works, has left Alstom’s site in Reichshoffen, France.
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GE to partner BNSF on battery freight locomotive tests

The first hydrogen powered locomotive, developed in part by BNSF, ran in 2010. Photo: Fuelcell Propulsion Institute.The programme will see GE Transportation design and build an AC Evolution Series locomotive which will feature an overall energy-management system, including onboard energy storage.
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Average age of Britain’s train fleet falls for first time in more than a decade

The average age of Britain’s rolling stock fleet has fallen for the first time since 2005, reflecting the increasing number of new trains arriving on the network.
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Further contract win for Hyundai Rotem in Bangladesh

Hyundai Rotem's Changwon facility. Photo: Hyundai Rotem.The $239 million order for 70 diesel-electric locomotives, announced on October 11, follows an order for 10 diesel-electric locomotives in May.
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Further contract win for Hyundai Rotem in Bangladesh

Hyundai Rotem's Changwon facility. Photo: Hyundai Rotem.The $239 million order for 70 diesel-electric locomotives, announced on October 11, follows an order for 10 diesel-electric locomotives in May.
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Porterbrook makes case for battery/electric bi-mode conversion

Rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook is working on a prototype battery/electric bi-mode Class 350/2 to demonstrate the technology's viability to train operators.
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