News Archive

[DE] In the picture: recent RailAdventure transports

You may know them, or maybe you have made pictures of them; the RailAdventure transport trains. They are popular amongst many railway fans, because when you see a classic, two-tone […]

[ES] Stadler to deliver six CityLink tram/trains to FGV in Alicante

Stadler has signed a contract for the supply of six CityLink bimodal tram-trains for Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV). These tram-trains will be designed and produced entirely in Stadler’s […]

[EU] +20: Railpool orders more TRAXX MS locomotives for Transalp corridor

Bombardier and Railpool have signed an agreement for 20 extra Bombardier TRAXX MS locomotives. The new locomotives for Railpool will be equipped for service in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the […]

[DE] HKX takes a break; no trains from 04.10 until 09.12

Locomore is in the picture lately, but there is still that other private long-distance train operator in Germany: Hamburg-Köln-Express GmbH (HKX). This company now has announced that is will stop […]

[RO] CTV acquires Trans Montana locomotive from Softronic

A remarkable change of colors: Softronic Trans Montana locomotive no. 480 007 has lost its orange/grey/white livery and has been repainted in silver and blue. It sports the keeper marking […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (33/17)

Welcome. Every Monday we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. Enjoy! Do you have […]

[DE] Flixbus and Leo Express bring Locomore train services back on track

FlixBus and LeoExpress make it possible: the resurrection of Locomore. This German start-up company introduced a privately operated, long-distance train service in December 2016, but had to file for insolvency […]

[EU] First you FLIRT, than you KISS, what follows is a SMILE

Stadler has found a name for its new family of high-speed trains in a competition at the Open Day: SMILE. The world’s first standard low-floor high-speed train, which ran under […]

[DE] Keolis receives first multi-system FLIRT for Teutoburger Wald-Netzes [updated]

By taking over the Teutoburger Wald-Netz (TWN) on 10 December 2017, Keolis will use new FLIRT multi-system electric trains on line RB 61 between Bielefeld and Hengelo. Keolis received the […]

[UK] #Donnystar and #Brumstar: Two Eurostar powercars for education

With the support of Alstom and Eurostar, two Eurostar power cars are donated to the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR). The college has two campuses, one in Doncaster […]

[UK] The IEP Project: Virgin’s Azuma arrives in Scotland

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys. The inaugural run north of the border was made as […]

[HU] This is MÁV locomotive no. 480 003 “Szent István”

Today, the Hungarian railways presented another 480 series locomotive honoring an historical figure. With a festive ceremony MAV 480 003 was inaugurated with a red and ivory colored wrapping about […]

[CH] New stickers for BLS Cargo Vectrons no. 406 and 407

BLS Cargo is rolling out its new corporate identity (CI). A new version of its logo is gradually being introduced on rolling stock. Two abstract green mountains, in combination with […]

[IT] Trenitalia issues tender for the acquisition of unwanted V250 trains

Trenitalia has issued a tender on TED. It states: Trenitalia wants to close a deal for the delivery of 17 trains of the type V250. The contract should include five years […]

Mauerfall-Taurus, TXL, Captrain uvm. im Frankenwald

Frankenwaldbahn: Im Zeitraum vom 01.04.2017 bis 13.04.2017 war ich mehrmals an der Frankenwaldbahn unterwegs. Allerdings reichte die Zeit immer nur für kurze Aufenthalte an den jeweiligen Orten. Der Zugverkehr war […]

Martin Luther uvm. auf der Frankenwaldbahn

Frankenwaldbahn: Im Zeitraum vom 26.03.2017 bis 31.03.2017 war ich mehrmals an der Frankenwaldbahn unterwegs. Das Wetter war fast immer gut und auch der Zugverkehr konnte sich sehen lassen. Viele Güterzüge […]

[DE] Siemens signs framework contract for 100 locomotives with Deutsche Bahn

Siemens and DB Cargo AG have signed a framework agreement for the delivery of 100 locomotives. At the closing of the contract, the freight transport arm of Deutsche Bahn called […]

[NL] Climate tests for CAF EMUs for the Dutch railways

It is summer in Europe, but not for the new generation of regional trains for the Dutch railways (NS). Recently a CAF SNG (‘Sprinter Nieuwe Generatie’) was subjected to extreme […]

[DE] This is the Coradia Continental for the Hessische Landesbahn

Alstom has started outshopping Coradia Continental EMUs for the Hessische Landesbahn (HLB). A first train left the factory in Salzgitter (DE) on 31.07.2017. We see a familiar train design in the well-known […]

[PL] PKP IC issues tender for 20 (+10) new electric locomotives

PKP IC wants twenty new electric locomotives and has issued an EU tender for the procurement. All the new machines should be delivered within 30 months after awarding the contract. […]

[US] Caltrain electrification works started – train design update

As you can see, Caltrain is making progress with the exterior design of its future Stadler KISS trains. In May people could vote for their favorite color scheme and the […]

[DE] Stock locomotives for DB Cargo to speed up delivery [updated]

At this moment, Bombardier is speeding up the delivery of TRAXX AC3 locomotives to DB Cargo. The trick? Five ‘stock’ locomotives are being sold to DB Cargo, resulting in a […]

[CZ] Czech railways order 12 EffiShunter 300 shunting locomotives

After launching an international tender, the Czech national railways (České dráhy or ČD) have placed an order with CZ Loko for the delivery of twelve new 2-axle shunting locomotives. The […]

OHE Blue Tiger, TXL, RHC uvm. im Frankenwald

Frankenwaldbahn: Im Zeitraum vom 17.03.2017 bis 25.03.2017 hatte ich mehrere Male kurz Zeit um ein paar Aufnahmen an der Frankenwaldbahn zu erstellen. Der Güterverkehr war sehr abwechslungsreich und einige Highlights […]

[DK] DSB decides to receive new electrics later as planning proves to be ‘challenging’

Rail Business reports: The Danish state railways (DSB) is currently tendering for new electric locomotives. With Siemens, Bombardier and Skoda the negotiations are ongoing. But after an intense dialogue with […]

[NL] Syntus / Keolis Nederland: First FLIRTs testing in the Netherlands

During the next few months, Stadler Rail is delivering sixteen FLIRT EMUs to Syntus in the Netherlands. The Dutch passenger operator, part of the Keolis Group, will start revenue services […]

[FI] CZ Loko completes new EffiShunter loco for Fenniarail [updated]

Today, the Czech manufacturer of diesel locomotives CZ Loko published an image of ’92 10 2102 104-0 FIN-FERFI’. The blue diesel locomotive is the first of two extra locomotives that […]

[NL] Test the future tram for Amsterdam; Full-size mock-up presented [updated]

This summer, it will be possible to get familiar with the new generation of trams for Amsterdam. On 18.07.2017, the Amsterdam transport authority (GVB) and manufacturer CAF presented a life-size […]

[DE] The Tramino enters regular service; Leipzig goes XL

After the official baptise ceremony ‘geht es los’: The new XL tram enters service in the German city of Leipzig. On 13.07.2017, major Burkhard Jung and other notables attended the […]