[DE] First 422 series in VRR design; inside and outside

It is something to get used to: Verkehrsverbundes Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) that it is going to buy 48 EMUs from Deutsche Bahn. A remarkable development because a governmental body buying existing […]

[FR] Over and out for the ‘Grosses bleues’; last day of service for SNCF CC 72000

Monday 28.08.2017, 8h31: The very last Intercity pulled by one of the mythical CC 72000 series locomotives arrives at Paris-Est station. Fifty year after they were put into service, the […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[IT] First Pendolino ‘Evo’ for ntv released from work

On 27.06.2017, the first Pendolino ‘Evo’ for open access operator ntv left the Alstom factory perimeters at Savigliano (IT). reports that a first test run has already been completed on […]

[DE] Alstom H3 receives final homologation from EBA; Vmax now 100 km/u

Alstom’s hybrid shunting locomotive Prima H3 has been delivered homologation certificate to operate at up to 100 km/h in Germany, opening the way to mainline operations. The certificate has been […]

[DE] +53: DB Regio orders more Coradia Continental for S-Bahn Nürnberg, NRW and RP

DB Regio has closed two deals with Alstom in Germany for the delivery of Coradia Continental EMUs. In 2020, the manufacturer will start the delivery of 27 4-car trains for […]

[FR] Alstom to supply 30 Coradia trains to SNCF Mobilités, reinforcing the regional TET trains

Alstom is to supply SNCF Mobilités with 30 trains from its Coradia platform, for an amount worth approximately €250 million. The order was placed in the context of the renewal […]

[DE] Hohenzollerische Landesbahn orders Lint trains for “Ulmer Stern” network

The yellow and white family of trains in Southern Germany yet again welcomes a new family member: Alstom’s Coradia Lint. Verkehrsministerium Baden-Württemberg and Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft (BEG) announced that passenger operator […]

[DE] Orange is the new orange: H3 locomotives for Chemion

Don’t get blinded! An orange trio, three new H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Chemion Logistik. In total Alstom will deliver four such machines to Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing (DAL, the designated 1002 014/015/017/018), that will lease […]

[DE] DAL > Chemion and SKW: new H3 locomotives on test run

Alstom is about to provide new customers with H3 hybrid shunting locomotives. The photos in this article show two H3 locomotives built for DAL > Chemion (Orange) and Stickstoffwerke Piesteritz (SKW, white). Andy […]

[CH] Mission completed: all Pendolino trains for Swiss railways delivered

Last week, Alstom delivered the last Pendolino ETR 610 high-speed train to the Swiss railways (SBB), in accordance with the planned schedule defined within the contract signed in 2015 for […]

[NL/BE] Dutch railways order two Intercity-trains for Amsterdam – Brussels reports: The Dutch railways have decided order two multi-system ICNG trainsets for the so-called ‘Benelux’ services connecting Amsterdam (NL) with Brussels (BE). The order is part of the framecontract […]

[AL] Alstom and SNTF reveal the design of the Polyvalent for Algeria

Alstom and the National Rail Transportation Company of Algeria (SNTF) have unveiled the design of the new Coradia Polyvalent “main line” train destined to run in Algeria during the 4th […]

[DE] A new ‘Praha’: Alstom delivers second H3 hybrid shunter to Metrans

The ‘Hamburg’ got company: In January Alstom in Stendal handed over the second H3 hybrid shunting locomotive to railfreight operator Metrans. Since 20.01.2017 the designated 90 80 1002 016-6 D-MTRD […]

[FR] Alstom’s first Coradia Liners run on the Paris-Troyes-Belfort Intercity line

The first Coradia Liner V160 trains entered commercial service today, welcoming the first passengers on the Paris-Troyes-Belfort Intercity line (‘Ligne 4’). This new generation of main line trains has been […]

[FR] 22: City of Strasbourg raises number of Citadis trams on order

On October 3, Alstom delivered the first of twelve new trams to French city of Strasbourg. In 2014, local operator Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS) closed a framework agreement with […]

[VN] Alstom wins its first metro system contract in Vietnam

Alstom, as leader of a consortium with Colas Rail and Thales, today signed a contract with Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) to supply a metro system for Hanoi metro […]

[PL] PKP Pendolino in Germany for homologation

Recently, a Polish Pendolino train was tranported from PKP IC’s main base in Warsaw-Grochów to Germany. The reason of this unusual transport is the start of homologation tests with PKP IC’s ED250 series. […]

[FR] X’Trapolis Cityduplex: the new Paris RER trains from Bombardier and Alstom

At its board meeting, SNCF selected the Alstom-Bombardier consortium to renew the trains on lines D and E of the Île-de-France network.This contract for 255 trains (130 for the RER […]

[AL] Cital delivers the first Citadis tram to Ouargla in Algeria

The Cital joint venture held by Ferrovial, Enterprise Métro d’Alger (EMA) and Alstom, delivered the first Citadis tram to the city of Ouargla in the presence of Saad Agoudjil, Wali […]

[FR] This is the final design: Alstom’s Coradia Liner v160 for SNCF

Test runs have started. The first pictures have emerged: this is the Alstom Coradia Liner v160 for SNCF. We already brought you an extensive report about the ‘how’ and the […]

[DE] Bentheimer Eisenbahn purchases five Lint trains for Bad Bentheim – Neuenhaus

In March 2016, the Bentheimer Eisenbahn (BE) was selected as the future operator of passenger services on the line Bentheim – Nordhorn – Neuenhaus (DE). The line needs to be reactivated […]

[FR] l’Océane: the newest batch of TGV EuroDuplex high speed trains of SNCF

As of 11.12.2016, the French railways (SNCF) operate the new TGV Euroduplex 2N2 “l’Océane” from Paris-Montparnasse to Bordeaux and Toulouse. Let’s take a tour inside: Two TGVs with a special […]

[IT] Only one year after contract signing: the first Pendolino for ntv

Today, Alstom revealed the first Pendolino vehicle for Italian high speed open access operator ntv. These high speed trains are being designed and manufactured by Alstom in Savigliano (IT). We see the first […]

[SN] Alstom to supply 15 dual mode Coradia Polyvalent trains to Senegal

Alstom has been awarded a contract for the supply of 15 regional trains by APIX (the Agency in charge of promoting investment and major civic building works), acting on behalf of […]

[CA] Alstom’s Citadis Spirit begins train dynamic testing in Ottawa

Alstom’s Citadis Spirit, a 100% low-floor light rail vehicle designed for North America, began dynamic testing on the O-Train Confederation Line in Ottawa, Ontario. The train’s first tests were witnessed […]

[DE] Official presentation: The H3 hybrid shunting locomotives of DB Regio Franken

As of now, DB Regio Franken relies on climate-friendly hybrid locomotives, when maneuvering passenger trains at the railway stations of Nürnberg and Würzburg. Since the beginning of November, five Alstom […]

[DE] BaWü selects DB Regio for Netz 9a: Coradia Continental ordered

DB Regio has been selected to provide passenger services on the lines… Freiburg – Gottenheim – Endingen / Breisach Freiburg – Titisee – Neustadt – Donaueschingen – Villingen Freiburg – […]

[RO] Alstom: Hybrid Coradia Polyvalent arrives in Romania

On October 11, Alstom presented a Coradia Polyvalent trainset at Bucharest (RO) station, during the “Pro Railway Investment Summit” event. It concerns a 4-car dual mode train (diesel + electric […]

[DE] VAG Group receives second hybrid H3 locomotive for its Audi factory in Ingolstadt

The Alstom factory in Stendal is providing two three-axle shunting H3 to the V.A.G. (Volkswagen) Group, to be operated in and around the Audi plants in Ingolstadt (DE). The locomotives have […]

[IT] Video: Alstom showcases its Coradia configurator for Trenitalias future regional trains

#Innotrans2016 Tecnologici, comodi, 95% riciclabili e personalizzabili i nuovi 150 treni Coradia Meridian #Trenitalia @fsnews_it — Alstom Italia (@AlstomItalia) September 22, 2016 Many colours, many different interior concepts. Alstom […]