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[DE] Loco Buggies used to bring damaged TX Logistik 185 538 to Kassel [updated]

On 15.11.2017, RailAdventure 139 558 took TX Logistik electric locomotive no. 185 538 from Bremen to Kassel. Clearly the locomotive is damaged – check the subtle ‘wrinkles’ at the bottom […]

[DE] Video: First test run with DB 490 series S-Bahn EMU in Hamburg with journalists

The new commuter train class 490 for the city of Hamburg was presented to media representatives during a test run on November 9th, 2017. A video: ET490 for the S-Bahn […]

[IT] Italian media: Mercitalia and Bombardier about to sign a 400 million euro locomotive deal

In February of this year, the Italian state railways launched an ambitious plan to boost the activities of its freight transport divisions. Its main goal: Doubling the turnover of ‘Mercitalia’ […]

[UK] Clash of the titans: One of these five companies will design UKs new high speed train

Some companies are open, they use the buzz around UK’s ambitious HS2 (High Speed 2) project to raise the visibility of their own products. Other companies don’t spend time on […]

[DE] Abellio and Bombardier present the first Talent2 EMU for the Neckartal contract

On 26.10.2017, Bombardier and Abellio celebrated the roll-out of the first Talent EMU for Baden-Württemberg, for the Neckartal (Netz 1) concession to be more precise. The first units will enter […]

[FR] IDF Mobilités; restyling the Regio 2N trains for Paris [updatedx2]

The pink is gone, at least on the outside, and blue took its place. STIF (Syndicat des Transports en Ile-de-France) is no more, the public transport company from Paris has […]

[DE] Maiden run: Railpool 186 452 and 186 454

Not many TRAXX locomotives leave the Bombardier assembly factory in Kassel (DE), without being documented by Christian Klotz. New machines, freshly overhauled locomotives, and new liveries, Mr. Klotz always brings […]

[DE] 187 319 will be the third TRAXX AC3 locomotive for Raildox

In April 2017, Bombardier delivered the first TRAXX AC3 locomotive with Last Mile module to German rail freight operator Raildox. The designated 187 317 now proves to be the first […]

[DE] TRAXX on maiden run: DB Cargo 187 138 and Akiem 186 352

Not many TRAXX locomotives leave the Bombardier assembly factory in Kassel (DE), without being documented by Christian Klotz. New machines, freshly overhauled locomotives, and new liveries, Mr. Klotz always brings […]

[AT] Video: The first Flexity lightrail vehicle for Vienna, sort of ready

The production of new Flexity LRVs for Vienna is gaining momentum. On 11.10.2017, Bombardier and operator Wienerlinien presented the first, almost finished vehicle. At the end of 2018, the new […]

[EU] Akiem: New livery, new multi-system locomotives

Akiem is expanding. Currently, Bombardier in Kassel is completing TRAXX MS2e and AC3 locomotives for the lease company from France. Today we can show you the designated 186 352-1, a […]

[DE] All together now: 16 new Talent2 trains for Gäu-Murr network have arrived in Stuttgart

The Talent2 EMUs for ‘Netz 3b’ (also known as ‘Netz Gäu-Murr’) have arrived in the south of Germany. As of December they will be used between Crailsheim, Stuttgart and Konstanz/Freudenstadt. In September […]

[AT] Video: ÖBB and Bombardier celebrate the start of the Talent3 assembly

Take a look at this video, recorded on 29.09.2017 at Hennigsdorf, Germany, where Bombardier assembles its Talent2/3 EMUs. The video showcases the first empty body shell of a Talent3 EMU […]

[DE] Better late then never: NAH.SH and DB Regio present the Twindexx Vario EMU

In April 2012 sixteen double deck trains were ordered with Bombardier for Regionalexpress services in the far north of Germany. They were to be operated by DB Regio and would […]

[UK] Inside the Bombardier Aventra for Greater Anglia; Mock-up presented

Time for the next step. Last Monday Bombardier and Abellio presented a 1:1 scale mock-up of the interior of their new Aventra EMUs for the East Anglia franchise. A video: […]

[BE] Update: the production of M7 passenger trains for Belgium

29.05.2017: A big day for Bombardier in Belgium. The first M7 type coach for the Belgian railways is ready for painting: 05.09.2017: The first bodies are painted now, work on […]

[IL] AMAZING images of TRAXX and Twindexx being disembarked at Haifa

No it is not a caps lock problem. Capitals are required to describe the (drone) photos you are about to see. Erez Simon, Koby Zilberstein and Matan Zilberstein were there, in […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[EU] Lost track of TRAXX? Here is a model to understand the Bombardier locomotive family

For all those who lost track of all the different TRAXX locomotive types, we made a new overview, visual, colorful; This is the new TRAXX family three: 🙂 And this […]

[FR] Bombardier: 83 additional Regio2N double-deck trains for Île-de-France

Bombardier Transportation has received an order for 83 Regio 2N train sets from the French National Railway Corporation, Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF) on behalf of the […]

[UK] FirstGroup and MTR acquire Aventra EMUs for South Western rail franchise

Bombardier has signed a contract with FirstGroup and MTR to supply and maintain 750 Aventra cars, for operation on the South Western franchise in the United Kingdom. This is the […]

[IL] In Israel, the Twindexx fleet is growing and growing and growing…

In 1999, Bombardier was awarded its first contract for the delivery of double-deck coaches to the railways of Israel (ISR). Between 2001 and 2006 over one hundred coaches were built […]

[DE] Pretty in blue: Bombardier hands over first TRAXX locomotive to Rhenus Group

This morning, Bombardier officially presented the first of three TRAXX multi-system electric locomotives for the Rhenus Group. During a small ceremony at the transport & logistic fair in Munich, the […]

[EU] T&L 2017: Bombardier launches the new TRAXX DC3 and MS3 locomotives

Bombardier Transportation presented its new product platform for the locomotive sector at the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich today. Alongside the Bombardier TRAXX AC3 locomotive (series 187/487), which is […]

[CZ] RegioJet orders 8 TRAXX locomotives (+ option for 20 more)

Open access passenger operator RegioJet has announced the acquisition of eight TRAXX multi-system locomotives. The contract includes an option for twenty more machines. Five will be delivered this year, the […]

[DE] 187 317: first Raildox TRAXX AC3 is out

This year, German railfreight operator will receive two new TRAXX AC3 electric locomotives with diesel shunting module. The designated 187 317 is the first one, and left the Bombardier factory […]

[DE] DB Fernverkehr orders 25 additional IC2 trains (TRAXX + TWINDEXX Vario)

Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received a call-off from Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) to provide 25 double-deck intercity trainsets for DB Fernverkehr. The 5-car trainsets consist of 25 […]

[IL] Bombardier presents first TRAXX locomotive for Israel

Milestone: The first BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotive, number 3001, for Israel Railways has been completed and is on its way for test runs at our Kassel site. Afterwards, it will undergo […]

[CH] Flexity 2 is coming to Zurich, right? Yes it is [updated]

Are we looking here at a design that will never be? On May 17, the city of Zurich announced that it was planning to order seventy new light rail trains from Bombardier for […]

[EU] This is the first DE/AT/CH/IT/BE/NL locomotive for Railpool!

It took longer than expected, but here is the first Railpool TRAXX MS locomotive with the country package DE/AT/CH/IT/BE/NL, also a Transalp locomotive as are 186 101-110, but additionally equipped […]

[DE] Certification runs on the German rail network with Hamburg S-Bahn trains

At this moment, the future Hamburg S-Bahn trains of the 490 series can be seen on various lines throughout the German rail network (e.g. Rheine, Stendal, Dresden!). Bombardier has started […]

[DE] Berlin raises Flexity order to the max; All 210 vehicles will be built

They had a frame contract for up to 210 trams. Now they have ordered 210. The Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), transport authority of the German city, has decided to exercise all options […]