Author: Simon Wijnakker

[FR] SNCF and STIF preview the Omneo for Paris suburban services [updated]

Bombardier will supply 42 double deck Omneo trains to Syndicat des transports d’Île-de-France (STIF) and the French railways (SNCF). The order, announced on 29.12.2014, is part of a framework agreement […]

[CH] A photographers’ dream come true? First three Alvra trains in service

As of December 2016, the first three of six Alvra loco-hauled trains are in revenue service. Swiss narrow gauge railway company Rhätische Bahn is using them on the very popular, […]

[IT] ntv will get 12 Alstom Pendolinos, but of a complete new design

Yes you are looking at a Pendolino train, Alstom’s proven platform for medium high speed trains. But no, it does not look similar to the recently Pendolino’s for operators such […]

[CH] Stadler Rail presents the Giruno. As train simulator.

It will be one big festival, the official opening of the Gotthard base tunnel on June 04/05 2016. The longest rail tunnel ever built, part of the ‘Neuen Eisenbahn-Alpentransversale’ (NEAT), […]

[FR] Rubber tyred metro: Alstom presents the MP14 for Paris

30.05.2016, Saint-Ouen: Representatives of Alstom, Ile-de-France, STIF, RATP and SGP commonly unveiled the new design of Paris’ rubber-tyred metro trains for (initially) line 14. Alstom showed the design and internal layout of the future MP14 […]

[DE] Baureihe 483: finally a new generation of S-Bahn trains for Berlin

Stadler Pankow and Siemens, they are going to develop and build the next generation S-Bahn trains for the German city of Berlin. Which was officially announced 22.12.2015. The consortium, led […]

[DE/NL] Alpha Trains acquires multisystem trains for Teutoburger Wald-Netz

Leasing company Alpha Trains has ordered eight multisystem FLIRT3 EMUs from Stadler Rail (Pankow) for crossborder services between Germany and the Netherlands. Alpha Trains will lease them out to Keolis, that […]

[GB] The Aventra for London Overground (TfL)

Bombardier has released an artist impression of its Aventra train that is currently being developed for its customer London Overground (Transport for London). Bombardier will supply 45 4-car articulated trains. […]

[PL] PHU lokomotiv acquires Gama demo locomotive; and orders two more

On July 9, PHU Lokomotiv, a Polish investor in rolling stock, announced that it had acquired the Pesa Gama Marathon demonstrator locomotive. The gray-liveried locomotive was first presented during InnoTrans […]

[DK] Aarhus presents the design of its new light rail vehicles

On June 1, Aarhus presented the designs of its future light rail vehicles, the first of its kind in Denmark. Stadler Rail will deliver two different types of trains; 13 vehicles […]

[UK] Abellio presents the new AT200 trains for its ScotRail franchise

Abellio Rail and Transport Minister presented the draft of the seventy new trains that will be used for the ScotRail franchise. They will be built by Hitachi and based on […]