Archive for category: Rolling Stock and Components

Transnet SA orders locomotives from GE Transportation

Transnet SOC Ltd. and GE South Africa Technologies Limited (GESAT) have signed a contract for the purchase of 43 new Model C30ACi locomotives. GE Transportation will provide locomotive kits for the locomotives to GESAT in South Africa. GESAT said they...
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Transnet SA orders locomotives from GE Transportation

Transnet SOC Ltd. and GE South Africa Technologies Limited (GESAT) have signed a contract for the purchase of 43 new Model C30ACi locomotives. GE Transportation will provide locomotive kits for the locomotives to GESAT in South Africa. GESAT said they...
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China’s latest high speed train on test

Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CSR Qingdao Sifang unveiled its latest high speed train in December. The six-car trainset was built as a ‘platform for engineering applications and test of new technologies, new materials and new products&#8217...
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Direct Rail Services invests in new diesel locomotives

Direct Rail Services (DRS), the UK’s leading rail freight operator, has recently ordered a fleet to of newly designed mixed traffic diesel locomotives for use in its key intermodal and passenger train operations. The Vossloh Espana Eurolight UK locom...
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Porterbrook signs agreement for future of Class 458s

Porterbrook Leasing has signed a contract with Stagecoach South West (SSW) to reconfigure the Class 458 fleet into 5-car units and to create 6 additional units by incorporating equipment from the Class 460 fleet which was previously used on the Gatwick...
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Porterbrook signs agreement for future of Class 458s

Porterbrook Leasing has signed a contract with Stagecoach South West (SSW) to reconfigure the Class 458 fleet into 5-car units and to create 6 additional units by incorporating equipment from the Class 460 fleet which was previously used on the Gatwick...
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Southern awards Bombardier train building contract

On Wednesday 28 December 2011, Southern announced a contract with train manufacturer Bombardier for 130 new Electrostar carriages to provide more capacity on its busy network. The £188.8 million order will augment Southern’s existing fleet of Electr...
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Bombardier to supply EMUs to Frankfurt area

Commuter trains of the 430 series from the successful electric multiple unit family will soon be in operation on the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) network. Bombardier Transportation has received an order for 90 electric multiple units of the 430 ser...
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Siemens manufactures first Thameslink bogie

The first bogie for the Siemens Desiro City Thameslink train has been completed at Siemens’ global bogie manufacturing centre in Graz, Austria. Subject to contract close with the Department for Transport, the SF7000 bogie will be used on the Thamesli...
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RIA welcomes call for train procurement strategy

The Railway Industry Association has welcomed the call by the Transport Select Committee for a clear strategy in the future procurement of new trains. RIA Director General Jeremy Candfield commented: “It is absolutely essential that the supply indust...
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