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Rolling stock - Articles and news items

Germany orders additional Coradia Lint regional trains

Rail industry news / 25 May 2017 /

HzL Hohenzollerische Landesbahn AG has ordered 10 additional Coradia Lint regional trains from Alstom in a deal worth 50 million.

Israel Railways order additional TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches

Rail industry news / 15 May 2017 /

Israel Railways has signed a contract for 33 TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches from Bombardier Transportation worth €56 million.

Alstom X’Tropolis Mega trains enter service in South Africa

Rail industry news / 9 May 2017 /

Alstom’s South African joint venture (JV) partner, Gibela, has successfully entered its first X’Trapolis Mega trains in South Africa.

Work begins on the new Azuma fleet for the east coast route

Rail industry news / 9 May 2017 /

Due to enter service on the east coast in 2018, Hitachi has begun work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma (Class 800) fleet.

Bombardier’s joint venture wins contract to supply China with 40 trains

Rail industry news / 1 May 2017 /

Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture BST has been awarded a contract to supply 40 CRH1A-A new generation high speed train cars to China.

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…