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The French agglomeration community Grand Avignon has received the first Citadis X05 tram produced by Alstom. The vehicle will start trial rides in January. The first regular trip is scheduled for June 2019, when the tramway system is launched in the Avignon agglomeration. The first Citadis X05 tram was delivered to Avignon and made a three-day journey from La Rochelle, where...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
NSB Flirt train, source: Stadler

Stadler will deliver more Flirt trains to Norway

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has signed an agreement on Wednesday with Norske tog for supplying another 25 FLIRT trains. Thus, Norwegian state leasing company used the last option of the contract concluded in August...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Citadis tram in Nottingham UK, source: Alstom

Bucharest seeks supplier for 100 trams

City authorities of Bucharest have announced a procurement proceeding to supply 100 trams for 845.7 million Lei without VAT (181.6 million Euros). The bids are allowed to submit by February 14, 2019. The winner will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Modernised E14000 EMU, source: AFS Teknik

Turkish companies revive old passenger trains

A consortium of Turkish technology companies has modernised some old E14000 three-car electric multiple units  of Turkish State Railways (TCDD). The first two trains are being tested now. The consortium expects to upgrade another forty...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom ETCS, source: Alstom

Alstom to equip Israel Railways fleet with ETCS

French technology company Alstom has won a contract for the installation of ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 2 onboard equipment on rolling stock of national railway operator Israel Railways (ISR). The 45 million Euros...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
MAV InterCity train, source: Wikipedia

Hungary launches new train service to Ukraine

Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) has launched a new train service to Ukraine. In seven hours, it delivers passengers from Budapest to the Ukrainian city of Mukachevo. The train runs daily via a dual gauge railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
DB Schenker freight train Germany

Railway services Germany disrupted due to strikes

German railway workers staged a four-hour strike this morning from 5-9am. Local, regional and long-distance train traffic has been affected, for passengers and freight transport. At 9am strains started moving again, but long-distance travel will...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Flexity tram in Vienna, source: City of Vienna

Flexity tram made first regular trip in Vienna

A Flexity low-floor tram produced by Bombardier Transportation made a first regular trip on the streets of Vienna. The vehicle got access for operations after extensive testing for a year. Flexity trams will replace the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko