Alstom has launched the validation test campaign for the Prima T8 AZ8A freight locomotives in Azerbaijan on the main freight transit line, which has recently been converted from 3kV DC to 25kV AC.
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The first two of 12 new Stadler electric trains have begun operation on the Stansted Express route, marking the start of the final phase of the programme.
The modern locomotives will enable ČD Cargo to offer its customers additional services, thanks to the increased power and efficiency of the rolling stock.
With the purchase of these rail cars, the North County Transit District will be able to significantly increase service frequencies to 30-minute headways and begin to replace current legacy COASTER coaches and cab cars over the coming years.
From 2022, the trains will initially run on routes between the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and Munich via the high-speed Cologne-Rhine-Main line, increasing DB’s daily passenger capacity on these routes by 13,000 seats.
Twelve modern diesel locomotives - purchased thanks to joint financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank and the European Union - have arrived in Moldova's capital.
Bombardier Transportation has signed a four-year fleet maintenance contract with Norwegian transport operator Vy Tåg AB to maintain its Night Train fleet in Sweden. The contract also includes an option for a further two years of services.
CAPTRAIN España has signed a framework contract with Alpha Trains for up to 21 units of the new full electric EURO6000 Stadler locomotives.
The exclusive agreement between Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation will see the companies develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East of England.
MÁV-START Zrt. - the Hungarian passenger service operator - has exercised its contract right and ordered four additional bi-mode CITYLINK tram-trains from Stadler.
GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with DB Cargo UK to undertake the maintenance of 10 Class 60 locomotives, as well as providing technical in-field support.
Under the contract, Voith will be responsible for the major overhaul of 30 Lineas locomotives over the next four and a half years.
Representing the second order from SNCF for the Normandy region, Bombardier will supply 11 additional OMNEO Premium double-deck EMU trains.
Taking advantage of the reduced traffic on the network as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Anglia has continued testing of its new electric commuter trains.
The £400,000 grant will see the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook develop the detailed final production design and testing of the HydroFLEX hydrogen train.