FOLLOW US:

Rolling stock

image
First Rhine-Ruhr Express EMU car completed THE first Desiro HC driving car for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) regional network was presented to North-Rhine Westphalia state transport minister Mr Michael Groschek at Siemens’ plant in Krefeld, Germany, on March 31.
hitachi-ships-first-class-802-for-devon-and-cornwall
THE first Hitachi class 802 inter-city train for Great Western Railway (GWR) services from London to Devon and Cornwall left the Japanese port Kobe on April 26 on the first leg of its sea voyage...
abellio-orders-more-emus-for-baden-württemberg
ABELLIO Rail Baden-Württemberg (ARBW) has exercised an option with Bombardier for five additional Talent 2 EMUs for the German state’s regional Network 1a (Neckar Network), which Abellio will operate for 13 years from June 2019. The...
alstom-and-ratp-test-autonomous-tram-stabling
ALSTOM and Paris Transport Authority (RATP) have successfully completed an experiment concerning the autonomous stabling of a tram at RATP’s line T7 depot in Vitry-sur-Seine. The project took six months to complete, including three at the...
panama-metro-receives-extra-trains-from-alstom
ALSTOM has begun delivering a batch of 70 additional Metropolis metro cars to Panama Metro, which will be used to increase capacity on Line 1. The first three-car train was delivered to the line’s depot in...
renfe-to-order-more-talgo-high-speed-trains
SPANISH national train operator Renfe is set to exercise an option with Talgo for 15 additional Avril high-speed trains, just six months after it awarded a contract to supply and maintain an initial batch of...
china-railway-orders-more-crh1a-a-high-speed-trains
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) has awarded a Yuan 543m ($US 79m) contract to Bombardier Sifang Transportation (BST) to supply five eight-car CRH1A-A high-speed trains for the Nanning Railway Bureau, following its order of 18 trains...
rurtalbahn-receives-first-alstom-lint-dmu
ALSTOM presented the first of three Lint 54 DMUs for German regional railway Rurtalbahn to Düren district administrator Mr Wolfgang Spelthahn on April 24. The 140km/h two-car trains were ordered in 2015 at a cost of...
stockholm-roslagsbanan-emu-order-finalised
STADLER confirmed on April 24 that it has finalised a SFr 232m ($US 233m) contract with Stockholm County Council for 22 EMUs for the 891mm-gauge Roslagsbanan, which links Stockholm with districts to the north and...
regiojet-modernises-train-fleet
CZECH and Slovak open-access operator Regiojet has awarded Bombardier a contract to supply eight Traxx MS2E multi-system electric locomotives, with an option for 20 additional units. The 160km/h ETCS-equipped locomotives will be authorised to operate in...
metra-to-order-new-locomotives-and-coaches
THE board of Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has given the agency the go-ahead to issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the procurement of new locomotives and coaches as it begins the replacement of its...

Get the latest rail news

Global news and analysis from IRJ, Railway Age and RT&S by email