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Vectron locomotive

Vectron locomotive approved for ETCS Level 3

Siemens Mobility has authorised its popular Vectron locomotive for operations with the European Train Control System (ETCS) Baseline 3. The approval has been issued by Germany’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) for haulage services within Germany....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
LNER Azuma bi-mode train, source: LNER

Bi-mode trains become more popular in UK

More and more Britain’s railway operators are including bi-mode electro-diesel trains into their fleets. Only this year three companies entered service this type of rolling stock on their routes. The fourth one is getting closer...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Knorr-Bremse will maintain locomotives in Kazakhstan

German technology company Knorr-Bremse will provide corrective and preventive maintenance of 495 locomotive sections in Kazakhstan. It will also supply replacement parts for all braking system components. Knorr-Bremse will deliver these services until 2051. Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Transperth C-series train

Alstom strengthens in Western Australia

Alstom will deliver 41 electric trains and two diesel trains to Perth, Western Australia. The contract includes an option for an additional 30 electric multiple units. 50 per cent of the train parts will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB will introduce capsule carriages

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) intends to introduce the next generation of sleeping carriages. Instead of conventional compartments, they have capsules for private accommodation of passengers. The new coaches will be entered service starting from 2022. ÖBB...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
MF19 train

New type of eco-designed trains for Paris Metro

The consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation has been chosen as a supplier of 44 new generation trains to Paris Metro. This number could be increased with several options up to 410 eco-designed trainsets. Between...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New locomotive workshop at port of Rotterdam

Siemens Mobility has opened a locomotive workshop at the port of Rotterdam. The facility known as Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR) was constructed in a partnership with train leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe. LWR will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Stadler steps up in Azerbaijan

Stadler Rail is strengthening its presence in Azerbaijan. After deliveries of passenger coaches and double-decker trains to this country, the Swiss company has got the first order for its popular Flirt vehicles. The deal for...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Nova train fleet

TransPennine Express introduces Nova trains

British train operator TransPennine Express has officially introduced 44 Nova trains. The new fleet allows the operator to increase capacity by 80 per cent, launch new connections and improve its service. To this end, TransPennine...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Hybrid train proves sufficiency in Austria

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has completed another stage in testing the Cityjet eco train. During a month, the company’s first hybrid vehicle was being examined on the regional routes in Upper Austria. Earlier, it was...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Nuremberg orders energy-efficient trams from Siemens

German public transport company VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg has purchased 12 four-section Avenio trams from Siemens Mobility. These vehicles use a large share of the regenerative braking energy and are equipped with LED lighting. As a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko