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Brittany to order more Bombardier Regio 2N EMUs THE vice-president of Brittany Mr Gérard Lahellec announced on April 22 that the French region will exercise an option worth around €100m with Bombardier for 10 additional Regio 2N EMUs, taking the region's total fleet of the double-deck trains to 27.
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APPROVAL inspections of German Rail's (DB) next generation ICx long-distance train are being carried out by DB Systemtechnik on behalf of manufacturer Siemens. A driving car underwent climatic testing in the test chamber at DB's Minden...
brittany-to-order-more-bombardier-regio-2n-emus
THE vice-president of Brittany Mr Gérard Lahellec announced on April 22 that the French region will exercise an option worth around €100m with Bombardier for 10 additional Regio 2N EMUs, taking the region's total fleet...
ns-orders-58-stadler-flirt-emus
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has finalised a €280m contract with Stadler for the supply of 58 160km/h Flirt EMUs. The order consists of 33 three-car and 25 four-car vehicles and will expand the NS Sprinter fleet. With...
indian-railways-to-order-200km-h-trains
INDIAN Railways (IR) says it is preparing to launch a tender for a fleet of fixed-formation 200km/h trains and will hold a pre-bid conference for prospective suppliers this month. Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, and Talgo are expected...
south-west-trains-orders-driver-advisory-system
BRITISH franchise operator South West Trains (SWT) has announced that it has awarded a consortium of British rolling stock engineering consultancy ESG and Danish IT and engineering company Cubris a "multi-million pound" contract to deliver...
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SWEDEN's national passenger operator, SJ, is currently testing SKF's new Insight intelligent bearing on a locomotive-hauled passenger coach. The trial is expected to be completed by June. The SKF Insight bearing, which has been retrofitted...
cnr-rolls-out-new-dmu-for-buenos-aires
THE first of 27 three-car DMUs being supplied by CNR for commuter services on the metre-gauge Belgrano Sur network in Buenos Aires rolled off the production line at the CNR Tianjin plant in eastern China...
3d-printing-a-new-dimension-for-components
3D printing is revolutionising manufacturing processes in industries ranging from construction to medical and Formula 1 motor racing. Rail is also benefiting from this Technology. However, as Kevin Smith discovers, the complex process of approving...
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Interactive screens embedded into train windows have long been painted as a vision of the future of onboard information services for rail passengers. But with trials of a new system developed by Israeli company Oran...
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THE German rail industry achieved a 25% increase in revenue last year to €12.5bn, with domestic orders rising 26% from €5.3bn to €6.7bn and exports increasing by 23% from €4.7bn to €5.8bn. The results were...