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[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 […]

[AT] Official: ÖBB signs framework agreement for Talent3 – 21 trains ordered

On 27.12.2016, Bombardier Transportation and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) officially signed a framework agreement covering the delivery of up to 300 Talent3 trains. The total amount of the framework […]

[EU] Metrans’ second batch of TRAXX electrics enter service

Metrans Rail is currently receiving new TRAXX MS locomotives for its fleet for international freight services. New are 386 021 (handed over on 31.10.2016) and 022 (30.11.2016) and 023 (05.12.2016). […]

[AT] Court has decided: Bombardier will built the next generation regional trains for ÖBB

Stadler Rail has lost its case. The Swiss manufacturer filed an appeal against the Austrian railways (ÖBB) awarding a framework contract for up to 300 trainsets to Bombardier (150x short […]

[EU] Bombardier TRAXX AC3: successful operation in Last Mile mode

Bombardier has released a press statement with various examples of TRAXX AC3 locomotives currently being used in everyday practice. The statement follows after the full homologation of the freight version […]

[DE] Official: RheinCargo purchases 10 new TRAXX AC3s from Bombardier

On 25.11.2016, RheinCargo published an official statement about its newest locomotives:  RheinCargo, Germany’s largest private railfreight operator, strengthens its locomotive fleet with the acquisition of ten new locomotives. With these […]

[FR] A first: Bombardier sells the ‘luxury version’ of its Omneo platform to Normandy

Normandy is the first Region to choose the new version of Bombardier OMNEO ‘Premium’ trains for its intercity services 200 km/h Premium version focuses on increasing passenger comfort with WiFi, […]

[AT] Wiener Lokalbahnen go Last Mile: three TRAXX AC3 locomotives ordered

Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo (WLC) has placed an order for three TRAXX AC3 locomotives with Last Mile diesel shunting module. They will enter revenue service in 2017. An option is taken […]

[AT] Bombardier and Wienerlinien present the final design of the Flexity tram for Vienna

Today was a big day for Wienerlinien, the public transport operator of the city of Vienna (AT). It presented, together with Bombardier, the final design for its new generation of […]

[SE] A lesson learned: A new generation of trams for the city of Göteborg

The Swedish city of Göteborg has awarded Bombardier and Vossloh Kiepe with the final contract for the development and construction of its newest generation of trams: series M33. Two prototype […]

[DE] In the picture: construction of the Talent2 for BaWü Netz 3b Gäu-Murr

Pictures from the Bombardier factory in Hennigsdorf (Berlin) taken on 22.09.2016. We see the construction of Talent2 trainsets for DB Regio, that will be used on the Gäu-Murr network in Baden-Württemberg (“Netz […]

[SE/NO] This is Railpool 187 400: the first Bombardier TRAXX AC3 locomotive for Scandinavia

On 22.09.2016 we had the honor to inspect the first TRAXX AC3 locomotive for services in Norway and Sweden. The pictures show Railpool no. 187 400 equipped for the two […]

[EU] Bombardier @ InnoTrans 2016: the new Talent 3

At InnoTrans, Bombardier has presented the Talent 3, the next generation of its Talent regional train family. With the Talent 3 platform, Bombardier addresses the challenges of operational flexibility, improved energy […]

[SA] Transnet 23E: that TRAXX locomotive that does not look familiar

In April 2014, South African state-owned freight and logistics company Transnet awarded Bombardier a contract for the supply of electric locomotives as part of a 50 billion ZAR contract. In […]

[GB] Smiling faces in Derby: Bombardier to deliver Aventra’s for the East Anglia Franchise

Since 2012 Abellio UK, subsidiary of the Dutch railways, runs the Greater Anglia franchise. On August 10 the UK government announced that Abellio was again selected as preferred bidder for the new franchise, […]

[AT] LTE takes delivery of the first TRAXX AC3 locomotive in Austria

LTE Logistik- und Transport GmbH, located in Graz, Austria, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary. And a special year requires a special locomotive. On 27.06.2016 LTE and presented the first Bombardier […]

[EU] Akiem announces frame contract for 52 TRAXX locomotives

On June 22, French leasing company Akiem announced that it has signed an agreement with Bombardier to supply up to 52 TRAXX locomotives. 26 units are ordered right away for […]

[DE] Abellio with Talent2, uhmm Talent3 in Baden-Württemberg (Netz 1)

In 2019, Dutch railways’ subsidiary Abellio will take-over passenger services on part 1 of the Baden-Württemberg (BaWü) “Netz 1” around Stuttgart. Go-Ahead was selected as preferred bidder for part 2 […]

[CZ] Twindexx Vario: yes, self propelled / no, not a locomotive

It looks a bit awkward, a motorized driving trailer, running solo. A similar strange sight when seeing a ICE1/2 locomotive passing by, without the expected coaches. Today on of our […]

[GB] Bombardier’s Aventra for the Elizabeth line (a.k.a. Crossrail project)

It is Europe’s bigger infrastructural rail project at this moment: the Crossrail project in, under and around London. Under construction since 2009, it is scheduled to open in December 2018. […]

[BE] M7: the new generation of double deck trains for the Belgian railways

On 18.12.2015, the Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) signed a framework agreement with a Bombardier and Alstom consortium for the delivery of up to 1,362 double deck coach of the designated type […]

[IL] Official: Bombardier to deliver 62 locomotives to Israel

Bombardier: Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract to provide 62 TRAXX AC locomotives to Israel Railways (ISR). Based on the list price, the new order is valued […]

[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. […]

[EU] Coming to the InnoTrans: Bombardier Omneo

Bombardier will present the Omneo articulated train next week in Berlin. During the past days, an 8-car (!) train set (no.009L) was prepared for presentation at the Bombardier factory in […]

[IT/AT] AnsaldoBreda/Bombardier Zefiro V300 in Vienna

Also the red arrow (Freccia Rossa) needs to able to function under harsh weather conditions. So, two coaches of these new generation high speed trains for Italy. where transported to […]