Rolling Stock

ÖBB Cityjet double-decker train, source: ÖBB

Austria retrofits 100 double-decker carriages

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is modernising its double-decker carriages produced in the 1990s and 2000s. For this year, the company has scheduled to retrofit 19 cars. The entire programme includes the modernisation of 100 double-decker...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Akiem enters UK’s train leasing market

Akiem Group has expanded its business to the United Kingdom. The French-German locomotive lessor purchased the rolling stock leasing business of Macquarie Europe Rail. As a result, around 300 units of rolling stock will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
TEMG1 LNG-powered shunting locomotive, source: Sinara Group

Russia tests new LNG-powered locomotive

Lyudinovsky Diesel Locomotive Plant, a part of Sinara Group, is testing the new LNG-powered locomotive of type TEMG1. After completing the trials and certification, the vehicle will be delivered to Gazpromtrans, a subsidiary of Gazprom,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ZSSK washing facility in Vrútky

New washing facility for Slovak trains

Slovak national railway operator ZSSK is finalising the modernisation of its oldest depot at the Vrútky junction, close to the city of Žilina. The project includes the installation of a new washing facility. ZSSK invested...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Pesa moves forward abroad

Polish rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz is moving forward in the foreign markets. It has started to supply the third batch of diesel trains to Trenitalia. This year the Polish company will produce the diesel...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Coradia Continental battery-electric train

More German operators prefer hybrid trains

The German railway market is shifting towards the hybrid trains and locomotives. In a few weeks after DB Cargo had purchased 50 hybrid shunters, another German operator embarked on the same path. Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (VMS),...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Laser inspects wheelsets of Russian trains

Laser technology has been introduced in the production of new trains and locomotives in Russia. With its help, Ural Locomotives is inspecting the geometric parameters of the wheelset axles. The new equipment increased workforce productivity...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Deutsche Bahn orders first hybrid shunters

DB Cargo, a freight subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has ordered the first batch of hybrid shunting locomotives. 50 vehicles will be assembled by Toshiba at the DB’s maintenance facility in Rostock. The hybrid locomotives will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New Ukrainian diesel train on tracks

After almost two-month tests, a brand new diesel train made by Ukrainian rolling stock manufacturer Kryukov Railway Car Building Works (KRCBW) has entered service. It runs on the railway line between the capital city of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Prima locomotive for Morocco

Alstom steps up in Morocco

Alstom strengthens its presence in Morocco. After deliveries of trams and high-speed trains, the French rolling stock manufacturer has been focused on locomotives. It supplied the first Prima M4 electric locomotive for the Moroccan national...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Combino tram runs on Line 26 in Amsterdam, source: GVB

Coupled trams will run in Amsterdam

Dutch public transport operator GVB is preparing to the launch of five-section coupled trams in Amsterdam. This move will improve passenger service between Amsterdam Centraal station and IJburg in rush hours. The passengers will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko