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Rolling stock - Articles and news items

New Intercity Express train completes maiden test journey in Wales

Rail industry news / 23 March 2017 /

New Intercity Express trains have completed their first journey in Wales ahead of entering passenger service later in 2017.

Rolling Stock Developments In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 2 2017, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 20 March 2017 /

In this in-depth focus: Future developments and digital solutions for rail freight; advances in Condition-Based Maintenance and failure forecasting; ÖBB’s Cityjet fleet continues to grow; and Elizabeth line train testing…

Czech Railways announce tender for 10 multiple units

Rail industry news / 22 February 2017 /

Czech Railways (ČD) has confirmed it will launch a tender for the acquisition of 10 multiple units for regional transportation in Prague and Central Bohemia.

PTV orders 9 additional X’Trapolis trainsets for Melbourne suburban rail network

Rail industry news / 21 February 2017 /

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has signed a contract with Alstom for the supply of nine additional X’Trapolis trainsets for the Melbourne suburban rail network.

Merseytravel invests £700 million for new fleet

Rail industry news / 17 February 2017 /

Merseytravel is to completely transform its fleet network for the Liverpool City Region in a deal signed with Stadler worth £700 million.

Rolling stock – where is it heading?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 14 February 2017 /

Regular European Railway Review blogger Graham Ellis provides a general overview of rolling stock developments and highlights the importance of renewing infrastructure in order to keep up with locomotive advances.

Introducing the high-speed TGV L’Océane

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 8 February 2017 /

SNCF discuss the benefits of introducing the new high-speed TGV L’Océane trains, helping to connect major towns and cities in France whilst improving the customer experience.

Coradia Liner trains enter service on Paris-Troyes-Belfort Intercity line

Rail industry news / 8 February 2017 /

The first Alstom Coradia Liner V160 train has entered commercial service on the Paris-Troyes-Belfort Intercity line in France.

Porterbrook and Northern to introduce bi-mode Class 319 Flex trains

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 3 February 2017 /

Working with the Rail North Partnership, to support a growing railway in the north, Porterbrook and train operator Northern, part of the Arriva Group, are jointly developing a highly innovative rolling stock concept.

ScotRail carries out overnight tests on new Class 385 fleet

Rail industry news / 3 February 2017 /

ScotRail has begun overnight tests on its new Hitachi-built Class 385 fleet known as T2.

Faster, longer, greener trains for passengers in Scotland

Issue 1 2017 / 31 January 2017 /

With passenger numbers continuing to grow rapidly across Scotland, a fleet of new trains is needed to meet demand. For European Railway Review, Phil Verster (Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance) and Karen Boswell OBE (Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Europe) provide further details of a joint vision to transform rail in Scotland which includes a contract to deliver a fleet of new Class 385s.

Virgin Trains East Coast refurbishment programme complete

Rail industry news / 26 January 2017 /

Virgin Trains has completed a £40 million refurbishment programme on its east coast fleet as part of a £140 million pledge to create a more personalised travel experience on the network.