Bombardier

[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 […]

[GB] Under development: the new Bombardier Aventra

Bombardier is developing a new platform for electric trains for the UK market: the Aventra. Compared to Bombardier’s previous product, the Electrostar, the Aventra is up to 20% lighter and […]