NUREMBERG Transport has awarded a consortium of Iftec, Germany, and Vossloh Kiepe a €5.1m contract to modernise its fleet of 14 GT6N and 26 GT8N trams, which were originally supplied by a consortium of Adtranz and Siemens in 1995-2000.
The need to provide additional capacity while improving reliability and reducing costs has energised the market for rolling stock refurbishment and retractioning in Britain. Keith Barrow considers whether innovative rebuilds of older trains can deliver passenger satisfaction and operational efficiency.
BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has revealed details of the £60m upgrade being carried out by Wabtec on 30 four-car class 321 EMUs currently leased by Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA) for services from London Liverpool Street to Essex and Suffolk.
The Buenos Aires metro network has been through its fair share of highs and lows in the 100 years since it opened. Enda Murphy looks at how Subte is reaching out to new areas of the city and responding to the challenges of ridership decline and inadequate revenue.