Norfolk Southern’s emissions reduction target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and aligns with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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Rolling Stock Orders/Developments
The term rolling stock in the rail transportation industry refers to any vehicle that moves along a railway track. Global Railway Review’s coverage of rolling stock includes developments and orders placed in mainline and high-speed passenger trains, plus rail freight locomotives and heavy-haul wagons.
On behalf of Alpha Trains, Talbot Services has completed the prototype for the upgrade and refurbishment of a total of 35 Alstom Coradia Continental multiple units for Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Lower Saxony.
The Fast Light Intercity and Regional Trains (FLIRTs) are being tested in Switzerland before being transferred to South Wales for further tests on the Wales and Borders network.
Chiltern Railways has marked 25 years of achievement as a train operator with a celebration event and the launch of HybridFLEX – Britain’s first battery-diesel train.
The passenger electric locomotive has been fully assembled in Kazakhstan and has been successfully commissioned to Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ).
Repsol and Talgo will jointly develop projects to promote the creation of renewable hydrogen-powered trains and promote emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula.
Dubbed ‘The Stegosaurus’ due to its striking profile, the roll-out of the MK2 prototype has now been given the green light and a further 29 wagons will be converted during 2021.
Before the locomotive is put into full service in autumn 2021, it will go through a period of testing and certification.
The latest agreement of a long-standing partnership, will see the innovative mineral hopper cars delivered to the Acron Group in 2022.
Developed by Siemens Mobility, the two-car train is to be tested on the Augsburg-Füssen route, among others, beginning in mid-2023.
Valued at approximately €130 million, the contract will see 118 regional trains retrofitted with ETCS Level 2 and 3, as well as ATO GoA2.
The GAMA electric locomotives will be placed into services from the ports of Gdańsk and Gdynia from summer 2022.
Amtrak's investment includes a contract with Siemens Mobility for the manufacture of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains, including dual power and hybrid battery trains.
Building on a long-standing partnership between the two companies, UWC will supply EuroChem with 2,000 new generation hopper cars by June 2022.
With its ‘hotel on rails’ concept, French company Midnight Trains is planning to play a big part in the resurgence of the night train in Europe and reinvent a product for the modern-day rail traveller.