Archive for category: Rolling Stock and Components

SNCF to deploy ETCS test train

SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités has presented a specially equipped TER train to test ETCS on the French network.
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Roll-out for Azerbaijan’s first Alstom locomotive

Alstom has presented the first new Prima T8 AZ8A electric freight locomotive it is supplying to Azerbaijan Railways (ADY).
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Four train manufacturers to compete for VIA Rail fleet renewal contract

Photo: David McCormack.The announcement comes after VIA Rail launched the request for qualification process in April for 32 new bi-directional trains.
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Kansas City Southern orders 50 GE locomotives

Photo: GE Transportation.The locomotives will be produced at the GE Transportation facility in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning in 2018.
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Bombardier delivers first C30 metro train to SL

Photo: SL.The first of 48 new two-car subway trains has been delivered by Bombardier to Swedish operator Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). The C30 metro trains come from the Movia platform and will be all delivered by 2022 to replace older rolling stock. The first C30 train is scheduled to enter service in the summer of 2019. SL […]
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London Overground receives first new Class 710 EMU

Bombardier has delivered its first Class 710 EMU to client London Overground.
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First metro train for Bangkok’s Green line rolls off the factory line

Photo: Siemens.In total, Siemens and Bozankaya are manufacturing 22 new four-car trains for the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company in Thailand.
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Rolls-Royce lands Iarnród Éireann contract to retrofit gear transmissions

A Class 22000 DMU. Photo: Rolls-Royce.Not only will the rebuilt PowerPacks boast savings of up to 19 per cent in fuel and CO2 but they will also be more efficient and quieter. 
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Frankurt operator VGF orders 38 Citadis trams

Photo: Alstom.An option for an additional 15 vehicles is also included in the deal, as is the provision of training, equipment repair and warranty services.
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Stadler “emerges stronger” from 2015 crisis

Stadler's EC250 'Giruno' on a test run between Erlen and Romanshorn, Switzerland, in 2017. Photo: Daniel Wipf.Not only did Stadler have an order intake of around €3 billion in 2017, but it now employs 7,600 members of staff - more than it ever has before.
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Mercitalia Rail joins intelligent freight train trial

Mercitalia Rail, the freight subsidiary of the Italian state-owned railway, is to support Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and SBB Cargo to develop ‘intelligent freight trains’. The programme is looking at how the digitisation of rail freight in Europe can improve the sector, making it safer and more efficient. An area of focus is to automate the […]
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