Archive for category: Rolling Stock and Components

Russian-Japanese JV to produce traction inverters

The deal between the two parties was signed on May 21. Photo: Hitachi."We expect products of the JV to be in high demand."
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Warsaw operator SKM orders second generation ‘Elf’ trainsets

Photo: SKM.Warsaw deputy mayor Renata Kaznowska said that the contract, which is valued at €72.4 million, is the largest purchase in SKM's history.
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Škoda Transportation completes takeover of Finnish rolling stock manufacturer Transtech

Photo: Škoda Transportation.Based in Finland, Transtech was founded in 1985 and produces specialist trams and other rail vehicles that can operate in extreme climates, such as those in the Nordic country.
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Unveiled: New tram designed exclusively for Zurich

The VBZ workshop team fabricated a mock-up of the Bombardier FLEXITY tram model. Photo: BombardierBombardier and Zurich public transport agency Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich have presented a new tram design at a press event in Switzerland's largest city.
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RegioJet’s first Bombardier Traxx locomotives enter service

Photo: RegioJet.In total, RegioJet has an order for 10 Traxx locomotives with Bombardier.
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Bangladesh Railway orders diesel-electric locomotives from Hyundai Rotem

The South Korean rolling stock manufacturer said that it beat major global competitors from China and Spain to the €32 million contract.
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Amtrak to refresh interiors of Acela Express fleet

Photo: Leading Lights.The 14-month programme will cost $4 million and will see the flagship service's 20 trainsets refurbished ahead of the introduction of the 28 'next generation' Alstom trainsets in 2021.
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Alstom unveils plans to develop hydrogen-powered Class 321s in the UK

Photo: Alstom.Rail minister Jo Johnson announced ambitious plans to phase out diesel trains by 2040 in February and Alstom believes that its hydrogen technology can help to meet this challenge.
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Eversholt joins very light rail consortium

Rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has joined the Revolution VLR consortium developing a new brand of very light rail vehicle.
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Production of new Hull Trains fleet to begin

Hitachi is ready to start production on five new bi-mode trains for the open access operator Hull Trains.
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Mitsui Rail Capital Europe orders an additional 25 Vectron locomotives

Photo: Siemens.With this new order, the MRCE Vectron fleet will grow to a total of 136 locomotives.
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