Russia’s largest manufacturer of freight cars, United Wagon Company, is to supply an order of new generation flat cars for timber transportation to softwood exporter, Vitebsk Sawmill.
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In its interim report, the Office of Rail and Road has reviewed the Hitachi’s Class 800 and 385 series trains, that were impacted by corrosion and cracks caused by stress and fatigue.
From December 2021, TransPennine Express will launch a new service between Newcastle and Edinburgh calling at several key stations in Northumberland.
Eversholt Rail announces £10 million contract that has been awarded to London & South Eastern Railway Limited (LSER), with aims to modify and develop its fleet of 112 Class 375 electric trains.
The first hydrogen-powered train in the world, Alstom’s Coradia iLint passenger train is making its debut in Östersund, Sweden, with aims to reduce CO2 emissions and help decarbonise rail transport.
Rosehill Rail has been awarded an eight-year contract with Belgian national railway operator, Infrabel, to accelerate EU growth and its rail industry.
The Moscow Central Circle (MCC), one of Moscow’s most important transport networks, has inaugurated the trial of its first double-decker electric train, running for 15 days until 8 September 2021.
Siemens Mobility, on behalf of Alpha Trains, has converted the regional multiple units from three- to four-car trainsets.
Equipped with advanced technology, the ‘H10 Series’ locomotive is four times more fuel efficient than road freight transport on average.
Siemens Mobility is set to deliver 20 Vectron MS multisystem locomotives to one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle rental companies, Railpool, beginning in March 2022.
The new government Hydrogen Strategy outlines how the UK rail industry can be supported through the development of hydrogen economies and continue to excel as one of the ‘greenest ways’ of travel.
ÖBB continues to expand its existing commuter and regional train fleet, with an additional order of 21 four-car, state-of-the-art Desiro ML trains from Siemens Mobility.
TRB is starting a new project as part of its long-term partnership with Hitachi, this involves the manufacture of toilet panels, partitions and doors.
ÖBB has placed a major order of 20 additional next generation, seven-car night trains from Siemens Mobility, securing its position as market leader in Europe’s night train sector.
Alstom has been awarded a €910 million framework contract to supply Italian train operator, Trenitalia, with 150 ultra modern, energy efficient, electric Coradia Stream regional trains.