Rolling stock - Articles and news items

What will the new franchise mean for South West Trains?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 13 April 2017 /

Graham Ellis discusses how the change in the South West Trains franchise will affect the choice of trains used by the operator.

SNCF Mobilités order further Coradia trains

Rail industry news / 5 April 2017 /

In a deal worth approximately €250 million, Alstom is to supply SNCF Mobilités with 30 trains from its Coradia platform.

New trains on order for Germany’s Saarland regional network

Rail industry news / 3 April 2017 /

Emerging transport company vlexx GmbH will receive new EMUs to begin operating on the Saar region’s electric rail network by December 2019.

Deutsche Bahn order additional TWINDEXX Vario double-deck Intercity trainsets

Rail industry news / 30 March 2017 /

Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) has ordered a further 25 TWINDEXX Vario double-deck Intercity trainsets from Bombardier Transportation.

GBRf to test new Hitachi IEP electric trains

Rail industry news / 30 March 2017 /

GB Railfreight (GBRf) will be testing Hitachi Rail Europe’s newly built IEP electric intercity trains on the East Coast Main Line (ECML).

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.