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NS orders more Traxx locomotives from Bombardier NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has exercised a second and final option with Bombardier for eight additional class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives, taking its fleet to 45 units.
ns-orders-more-traxx-locomotives-from-bombardier
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has exercised a second and final option with Bombardier for eight additional class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives, taking its fleet to 45 units. NS placed an initial order for 19 locomotives in...
caf-to-supply-trains-to-transpennine-express
BRITISH train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has selected CAF, Spain, to supply and maintain a fleet of 200km/h inter-city EMUs as well as coaches to be hauled by class 68 locomotives under a total investment...
ertms-a-threat-to-scandinavian-rail-freight?
DENMARK's largest rail freight operator DB Cargo Scandinavia (DBCS) has warned it could be forced to pull out of the market because of the cost of equipping its locomotives with ETCS.Mr Gottfried Eymer, CEO of...
pesa-establishes-locomotive-leasing-business
POLISH rolling stock manufacturer Pesa signed an agreement with the Polish Development Fund (PFR) on May 16 to establish a locomotive leasing unit. Under the deal, which was signed at Pesa's Bydgoszcz plant, Pesa will hold...
argentina-to-upgrade-belgrano-north-commuter-network
ARGENTINA's Ministry of Transport is to invest Pesos 1.64bn ($US 115.5m) during the next four years to upgrade the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter rail line linking Buenos Aires Retiro with Vila Rosa.The line currently...
railpool-orders-five-vectron-locomotives-from-siemens
LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Railpool, Germany, has awarded a contract to Siemens for five additional Vectron ac multi-system locomotives, with an option for a further 10 units.The 6.4MW locomotives, which have a maximum speed of 200km/h,...
first-škoda-109e-locomotive-for-db-on-test
THE first of six Škoda Transportation type 109E electric locomotives ordered by German Rail (DB) subsidiary DB Regio in June 2013 for high-speed regional services in Bavaria has begun dynamic testing at the VUZ Velim...
siemens-delivers-vectrons-to-bls-cargo
THE first two units from an order for 15 multi-system Vectron locomotives arrived at BLS Cargo's works in Spiez, Switzerland, at the end of April, just 13 months after the order was placed with Siemens. The...
gysev-to-purchase-more-electric-locomotives
AUSTRO-Hungarian operator Györ-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railway (GySEV) is seeking a €40m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help finance the acquisition of new electric locomotives. The Hungarian government has agreed to provide an 80% state guarantee...
bmz-unveils-new-shunter-for-russian-railways
TRANSMASHHOLDING subsidiary Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ) has unveiled a prototype six-axle shunting locomotive for Russian Railways (RZD). The six-axle TEM28 has a nominal output of 895kW and BMZ says the modular design principles it has adopted...