Archive for category: Rolling Stock and Components

Order for more Regio 2N trains for Île-de-France region

Bombardier will supply another 83 Regio 2N train sets for the Île-de-France region following the signing of a new deal with SNCF and STIF. The new double-deck trains, which will be financed by Syndicat des Transports d’Ile-de-France (STIF), are a call-off on a framework order placed in 2010 for up to 860 trains. Worth around €867 million, the […]
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DSB agrees sale of IC2 trains to unnamed buyer

Denmark’s DSB has reached an agreement to sell 15 of its IC2 train fleet to a ‘foreign buyer’. DSB said in an announcement today (June 23) the trains had been sold ‘without any warranties’ to an undisclosed buyer. DSB encountered problems with both the delivery and introduction of its IC4 and IC2 diesel fleets, and […]
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First Elizabeth line train enters passenger service

The first train built for London’s Elizabeth line has gone into passenger service on the capital’s rail network. It is the first of 66 Class 345 EMUs being built by Bombardier in Derby for the Elizabeth line, which is being opened in stages up to 2019. Transport for London (TfL) has said 11 of the […]
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Alstom to carry out Akiem loco mid-life overhaul

Alstom’s Belfort site will carry out the mid-life overhaul of 23 BB 36000 locomotives owned by SNCF leasing subsidiary Akiem. The BB 36000 series of locomotives were manufactured in Belfort and are now helping support the future of the site, as Alstom looks to diversify the factory’s activities. Alstom said the €20 million overhaul would […]
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Section of Bangalore metro’s Green Line opens to the public

The newest section of Bangalore’s Namma metro, India, has entered commercial service. Connecting the northern, central and southern parts of the city, the new opening on the Green Line marks the completion of Phase 1 of the metro system. Alstom manufactured and installed the train control and signalling and telecommunications systems on the line as […]
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Brookville awarded $33m contract for Arizona trams

Manufacturer Brookville Equipment will design, build and deliver a fleet of trams for the Valley Metro Rail, Arizona, USA. The $33 million deal will see the firm deliver six off-wire capable Liberty Streetcars for the Tempe Streetcar – a future extension of the light rail system. The Liberty Streetcars will be fitted with onboard battery energy […]
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Bangladesh Railway awards Indonesian rolling stock firm 200 vehicle contract

Indonesian rolling stock manufacturer Inka has won a contract for 200 metre-gauge train vehicles for Bangladesh Railway following an international tender. Also known as the Indonesian Rolling Stock Manufacturing Corporation, the state-owned company said it will sign the contract in July or August, 2017, after Bangladesh Railway issues a notice of award – the official announcement from […]
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Analysis: Discussions continue but Class 707s face uncertain future

FirstGroup and MTR have today confirmed an order with Bombardier for 90 new Aventra EMUs. Their arrival in the middle of 2019 will bring an end to the Class 707’s short spell on the South Western main line. The First/MTR joint venture announced its intention to replace the Class 707s earlier this year – the […]
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Talgo’s AVE Class 102 reaches 310km/h in Saudi Arabian test

Talgo’s AVE Class 102 has reached a speed of 310km/h in a dynamic test run for Saudi Arabia’s Makkah-Medina high speed railway. The train – which is marketed as the Talgo 350 – has to successfully run at 330km/h (maximum speed + 10 per cent) in order to meet the final approval before it becomes […]
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FirstGroup and MTR place £895m order with Bombardier for new South Western trains

New South Western franchise operators FirstGroup and MTR have signed an £895 million contract with Bombardier for the supply and maintenance of 90 new Aventra trains. The new trains, which will be supplied in five and 10-car configurations, will be manufactured in Derby and later operate on the Windsor, Reading and West London suburban routes. […]
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GE to supply 100 locomotives to Egyptian National Railways

GE has signed a Letter of Intent with Egypt’s Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 locomotives for passenger and freight operations. The order, which has been valued at $575 million, is for 100 GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series Locomotives and includes a 15-year deal for spare parts and technical […]
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