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Topic: Train-refurbishment

Class 170 Turbostar hybrid train, source: Porterbrook

Ricardo to examine first UK hybrid train

British engineering company Ricardo will oversee the conversion of the Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ diesel multiple unit into the first UK hybrid vehicle. The train will be equipped with MTU Hybrid PowerPacks that combines diesel and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Refurbished IC2000 coaches, source: SBB

SBB unveils refurbished passenger double-decker cars

Swiss railway operator SBB unveiled the first two prototypes of the IC2000 refurbished passenger coaches. The double-decker cars were modernised at the company’s workshop in Olten. SBB invests over 300 million Swiss Francs (around 263.5...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
MI 2N double-decker train, source: Wikipedia

CAF to refurbish 43 RER double-decker trains

Spanish railcar manufacturer CAF will modernise 43 MI 2N double-decker trainsets produced in 1995-2005. The upgraded five-car units are expected to enter into service in 2020. They will return on Line A of the RER...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