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.
BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded Vossloh Kiepe a contract to equip 30 four-car class 321 regional EMUs dating from the late 1980s with ac traction motors, new auxiliary systems and new braking systems as part of its Renatus upgrading programme.
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.
MID-SAXONY Transport Authority (VMS) has awarded Vossloh Kiepe and Vossloh Rail Vehicles a contract to supply four additional City Link tram-trains for use in the Chemnitz area after the state of Saxony agreed to fund 75% of the €23.7m order.