Bombardier

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[FR] +99: More Regio2N trains for Ile-de-France line D and N

Yesterday we already brought you a first look onto the new IDF version of Bombardier’s Omneo train. In Crespin (FR) currently 42 IDF-Omneos are being built. Valérie Pécresse, president of […]

[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 […]

[SE/NO] Bombardier releases first TRAXX AC3 locomotives for Scandinavia

On 10.02.2017, the new Railpool 187 400 and 187 401 (both REV 10.02.2017) were released from the Bombardier Kassel factory and taken to Rostock harbor, behind the also new 186 […]

[DE] Not 1, but 2 new TRAXX locomotives for railfreight operator Raildox

Railfreight operator Raildox from Germany will add two new TRAXX locomotives this year. In April a TRAXX AC3 locomotive with Last Mile shunting diesel module will be delivered by Bombardier. […]

[SE] Bombardier presents final design for the new Stockholm metro

Bombardier is has finalized the design of its Movia C30 metro for the Swedish city of Stockholm. Comparing it to the preliminary design from 2015, the exterior and trim have changed. […]

[EU] Rhenus Rail orders TRAXX MS locomotives [updated]

Rhenus Rail has decided to order three TRAXX MS locomotives, equipped for Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Title Image: Railcolor. No official relation to Bombardier […]

[EU] Captrain Deutschland Group orders six TRAXX multi-system locomotives

Bombardier Transportation and the Captrain Deutschland Group have signed a contract for six TRAXX multi-system locomotives. The new locomotives will be used to freight transport, mainly in Germany, the Netherlands […]

[IT] Visualized: Bombardier TRAXX DCP for Italy

A new item in our ongoing series ‘vizualized’. This time we present you the Bombardier TRAXX P160DCP locomotives, part of the Eco2000 family of locomotives developed by Adtranz during the […]

[DE] After years of testing, DB Regio starts operating TRAXX AC3 locomotives

They are numbered 147 001 to 020, and they are the first TRAXX AC3 locomotives specifically built for passenger service. And as of 10.01.2017, they are pulling their first revenue […]

[DE] HSL Logistik orders TRAXX AC3 locomotives

We created our own artist impression, to illustrate the latest TRAXX-order for Bombardier. German freight operator HSL Logistik will receive four TRAXX AC3 locomotives in 2017-2018.  These will be homologated […]

[DE] VLEXX to acquire Talent3 for Saar RB network

The contracts for the Saar RB network have been awarded. Part 2 (2,3 million trainkm) will go to VLEXX GmbH (part of Netinara, Italian state railways) starting in December 2019. Vlexx […]

[DK] DSB: Three manufacturers pre-selected for locomotive order

During our last visit to Copenhagen, we were stunned. While waiting for our train in an underground station, a heavy ME series diesel locomotive entered the station, pulling a double […]

[IT] New name, new livery, new customer for Akiem: 483s for Mercitalia Rail

On 03.01.2017, Akiem 483 314 and 315 were released from work, making a obligatory test run from Vado Ligure to Genua together. The machines were built by Bombardier in Vado […]