Rolling stock

THE first Hitachi class 802 Intercity Express Train for Great Western Rail’s (GWR) Devon and Cornwall route has arrived in Britain.
BANGLADESH Railways (BR) issued a notice of intent to Indonesian rolling stock manufacturer PT Inka on June 11 for a contract to supply 200 metre-gauge coaches.
FIRSTGROUP and MTR will today sign a contract worth around £895m with Bombardier for 750 Aventra EMU cars for the new South Western Franchise, which the two companies will take…
TWO prototype intermodal flat wagons, which have been developed by Transmashholding to enable 160km/h operation of container trains, have completed acceptance testing on the Russian network.
STADLER handed over the first bi-mode Flirt multiple unit at its plant in Bussnang, Switzerland, on June 15. The train, which is equipped with a 3 kV dc drive for…
DENMARK’s Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing announced on June 15 that it plans to establish a new state-owned rolling stock company to take over the procurement and ownership of…
Poor management and maintenance have prevented the Tazara Railway linking Tanzania with Zambia from ever realising its potential. However, as Paul Ash reports, a new management team appears determined to…
LATVIA’s Ministry of Transport confirmed on June 13 that the cabinet has given national passenger operator Pasažieru Vilciens (PV) approval to proceed to the second stage of procurement of a…
THE board of Belgian light rail operator De Lijn has approved an order for up to 146 CAF Urbos 100 low-floor LRVs following an appeal by Bombardier and subsequent re-evaluation…
SWEDISH operator Västtrafik has awarded Alstom a €9m contract for the refurbishment of 18 X12 and X14 two-car EMUs, which operate on the Gothenburg - Borås and Uddevalla - Borås…
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