Topic: Train refurbishment

Stadler Flirt electric train of Koleje Mazowieckie, source: Artur Dura / Koleje Mazowieckie

Hot summer for Flirt trains in Poland

The Flirt trains are gaining more popularity among the Polish railway operators. This summer Koleje Mazowieckie added several vehicles of this type to its fleet. At the same time, Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna is moving further...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Key risks for ERTMS deployment in Sweden

Sweden’s rail infrastructure manager Trafikverket was forced to prolong the deployment of ERTMS twice this year. First, this was done for the southern regions of the country and then for the Malmbanan line, which is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Hybrid conversion of diesel trains in Ireland

Irish national railway operator Iarnród Éireann is continuing the modernisation of diesel trains. It will introduce the refurbished vehicles with new power packs. These diesel trains could be also converted into the hybrid multiple units...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ScotRail train close to Tay Bridge, source: ScotRail

High Speed Train to Highlands

They may be almost fifty years old, but the fastest ever production diesels have a new lease on life serving some iconic destinations. Often credited with saving British Rail, when the former publicly owned network was...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
SBB carriages of EW IV type, source: SBB

Deutsche Bahn retrofits 93 SBB coaches

Due to the overload of its own workshops, SBB engages contractors to modernise the passenger coaches. The upgrade of 15 coaches has been recently completed by Josef Meyer Rail, the Swiss company specialised in rolling...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Pesa ED74 train of PKP Intercity, source: PKP Intercity

PKP Intercity continues investing in rolling stock

Polish national rail operator PKP Intercity continues to implement its strategy “The Railway of Big Investments” on renewing the rolling stock. The company has concluded contracts on upgrading its electric multiple units, shunting locomotives and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
NGR700 train in Queensland, source: Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier to modify NGR700 trains for Queensland

Bombardier Transportation has obtained a new order in Australia. The technology supplier will modify 75 electric six-car trains of the New Generation Rollingstock series (NGR700) in order to improve the fleet’s accessibility. The deal is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Eurotunnel shuttle train, source: Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier will renovate Eurotunnel shuttle trains

Bombardier Transportation has signed an agreement with Eurotunnel, a subsidiary of Getlink that manages infrastructure and shuttle service of the Channel Tunnel. The contract includes renovation of nine 28-wagon PAX shuttle trains carrying automobiles and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Bulgarian passenger car, source: Bulgarian State Railways (BDŽ)

Bulgarian Railways refurbishes passenger coaches

BDŽ Putnicheski Prevozi, a passenger branch of the Bulgarian State Railways (BDŽ), is upgrading its fleet. The rail operator has already refurbished 25 passenger coaches. By the year’s end, the company will be modernising 15...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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