Author: Railcolor Headquarters

[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 […]

[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 […]

[IT] InRail orders three Vectron locomotives

Italian railfreight operator InRail has decided to order three Vectron locomotives. They will be DC electrics only, so the family of 191 series locomotives in Italy will grow. Further details […]

[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 […]

[UK] Four extra trains for Elizabeth line; First sets in service

Since 22.06.2017, the first 345 series trains for the Elizabeth Line are being used in revenue earning services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. They will be used in a few […]

[BE] Bombardier’s appeal rejected, twice; De Lijn selects CAF for mega order

In November 2016, the Belgian ‘Raad van State’ suspended the awarding of the latest order of De Lijn. The public transport company from Belgium wanted to place an order for […]

[DE] New batch, new number series; Akiem 187 500 is out

A new TRAXX AC3 locomotive for lease company Akiem is ready-to-go: 187 500. The silver locomotive was first seen on 14.07.2017 at Kassel. It seems to be a ‘simple’ locomotive […]

[IT] Long time no see: The Euro Light locomotive of Dinazzano Po

In 2010, Vossloh in Spain built two mainline diesel locomotives with an axle load of 19,75 tonnes. The designated 284 001 and 002 were both presented in Berlin during the […]

[CH] The LION project: Modernization SBB Re450 locomotives completed

SBB’s Re 450 modernization project is celebrating its final milestone; After seven years, SBB’s Yverdon-les-Bains works have completed the modernization of the very last of 115 Re450 series locomotives. Now […]

[NL] Arriva to operate ‘northern lines’ contract for another 15 years; new FLIRT trains ordered

DB Arriva will operate the regional rail services in northern Netherlands for a another 15 years. The DB subsidiary for passenger transport abroad has won the open competition tender for […]

[RO] Stadler’s EURO DUAL making its rounds at the Faurei test center

The first EURO DUAL locomotives developed and built by Stadler Rail in Valencia (ES) is making its test rounds at the Faurei test center in Romania. The hybrid six-axle main […]

[DE] There were it belongs: new DB Škoda trains arrive at the NIM

The new NIM Express rolling stock has arrived, there where it should be: on the (high speed) line Nürnberg – Ingolstadt – München (NIM). This means testing of the new […]

[HU] CER Cargo acquires EffiShunter 1600 locomotive from CZ Loko

You may know the Trans Montana locomotives in the blue and orange livery of CER Cargo. And the operator from Hungary also used some paint on several old-skool locomotives, such […]

[FR] Paris: First phase of the T11 Express line opens with Citadis Dualis

As of 01.07.2017, Alstom Citadis Dualis trams are in revenue service on the T11 ‘Express’ tram line in Paris. Fifteen vehicles will enter service on the first part of the […]

[DE] Avenio it is: Bremen selects Siemens to deliver its next generation of trams

The German operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered a new tram fleet for the Free Hanseatic City. The order is for 67 Avenio trams and includes an option for […]

[DE] Vossloh outshops G6 locomotives for ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe

A colorful parade took place over the weekend: On 02.07.2017, four G6 locomotives built by Vossloh were transported from Kiel (factory) to Moers, where some customer specific adjustments will be […]