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[CZ] The real thing: ELL > ČD Vectron in Eurocity livery

So, there you have it; ELL 193 295 in its new ČD Eurocity livery. It was seen tonight by Dalibor Palko in Prague with train EX 537 “Budvar” (Prague-holešovice – české […]

[DE] The new S-Bahn; First vehicle body arrives in Berlin – assembly started [updated]

Arrival of the first painted bodies 16.10.2017: The new S-Bahn for Berlin and Brandenburg is taking shape. The first red-yellow painted car body of the future vehicle generation has arrived […]

[AT] Siemens 193 844 in regular passenger service

Currently Siemens stock locomotive 193 844 (yep the one from Innotrans 2016) is being used in ÖBB passenger service between Linz and Passau (train numbers 5904-1779-5908-1783). The locomotive is running in push-pull […]

[DE] Competition for Alstom’s iLint: Ballard and Siemens sign development agreement for fuel cell Mireo

Ballard Power Systems today announced that it has signed a development agreement with Siemens for the development of a zero-emission fuel cell engine to power Siemens’ Mireo light rail train. […]

[SE] Hector Rail: ‘Stephenson’ and ‘Werner’ arrive in Sweden

Two new stars have born and their names are ‘Stephenson’ and ‘Werner’. Those are the names for the two newest Hector Rail locomotives, that were released from work by Siemens […]

[BG] In the picture: A new train for the PIMK Rail Vectron in Bulgaria

Since the beginning of the week, PIMK Rail has started operating a new cargo service between the cities of Burgas and Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. The load – cast iron […]

[SE] Siemens outshops first new Vectron locomotives for Hector Rail

Hector Rail is growing, and is in need of new locomotives. The operator originally from Sweden has 20 Vectron locomotives on order from Siemens. In December 2016, Siemens already delivered […]

[DE] RDC Autozug Sylt opts for Vectron DE [updated]

In a press statement, RDC Autozug Sylt announces the acquisition of Vectron DE locomotives for its car shuttle services between Niebüll and Westerland (Sylt). With the new locomotives, the company […]

[CZ] ČD presents the design for its Prague – Berlin – Hamburg Vectron locomotives

Yesterday we released our own impression, today we present to you the official design proposal. České dráhy (ČD) has released its preferred design for the ten Vectron locomotives it will […]

[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] These are the 25 selected names for ICE 4 trains [Updated with Anne Frank controversy]

A special jury has selected 25 names of famous persons, historic German figures, to be used for Deutsche Bahn’s new ICE 4 trains. Over 19.000 proposals were submitted by customers. […]

[CZ] Now for real: Unipetrol receives first Vectron and Bison locomotive

Unipetrol, the Czech Republic’s largest refining and petrochemical group, continues its planned investments. Its subsidiary Unipetrol Doprava, which is engaged in rail transport and transport of chemical products, has expanded […]

[CZ] Driver training not completed: Non-stop Prague – Berlin – Hamburg EC trains start later

This is the situation: The Czech railways (ČD) operate the Prague – Berlin – Hamburg Eurocity (EC) trains. At this moment, these trains have a 15 minute stop at Dresden, to […]

[FI] VR Vectron in first commercial cargo service

VR has ten Vectron delivered yet. Some are still in test services. Valtion Rautatiet (Finnish Railway) started a first customer service from Äänekoski, where Vectron in diesel operation can be […]

[CZ] 383 050 it is; This is the first Vectron locomotive for Unipetrol [updatedx2]

That is of course very useful; when you can use a new, yet certified locomotive for your rolling stock transport. Today, the white 383 050-2, soon to be delivered to Unipetrol […]

[IT] InRail orders three Vectron locomotives; DC, MS and DC with diesel engine

Updated on 12.10.2017: Ferrovie.info comes with an update on the InRail Vectron order we mentioned in July. Back then we stated InRail would receive DC electrics only, that has proven to be […]

[SK] Vectron locomotives for S Rail Lease? We have more details

In the Railcolor Weekly from 03.10.2017 (no. 39/17) we already mentioned the maiden run of a white ‘383 101-3’ with vehicle keeper marking SK-RAILL. Looking this up in the ERA […]

[NL] Vectron MS approved for the Netherlands – 193 262 in Rotterdam [updated]

After a period of extensive testing, Dutch safety authority ILT officially certified the Vectron MS for the Dutch railway network. This does not only enable the Vectron MS to reach […]

[IL] Siemens selected as preferred supplier of new EMUs for Israel

Siemens has announced it is the preferred supplier for sixty double deck EMUs for the Israelian railways. Its bid is preferred over the one from Alstom, the competitor in the […]

[EU] Siemens and Alstom join forces to create a European Champion in Mobility

The corporate name of the combined group will be Siemens Alstom Signed Memorandum of Understanding grants exclusivity to combine mobility businesses in a merger of equals Listing in France and […]

[US] Visiting Siemens in the USA part 1: The Charger diesel locomotive

 In a time of car-congested cities, air pollution and climate change, the United States is slowly re-discovering rail transport as a modern, comfortable and efficient way of travelling. With the […]

[AT] In the picture: Lokomotion 193 773 ‘Brennereisenbahn’

It is one of the eye-catchers of this moment; Lokomotion locomotive 193 773 and its new ‘Brennereisenbahn’ livery. This can not happen unnoticed, so we asked two photographers to send […]

[EU] MRCE orders 30 Vectron locomotives – now 111 in total [updated]

• 10 Vectron MS and 20 Vectron DC • Option for 20 additional locomotives • MRCE fleet includes 111 Vectron locomotives Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE), a full-service locomotive leasing […]

[EU] New livery: Lokomotion 193 773 “150 years Brennereisenbahn”

Blue zebras, red ones, ivory coloured paint. Lokomotion Vectron locomotives were delivered with several different designs. But one machine stood out because it looked, well, naked, unfinished. Unit 193 773 did not […]

[EU] Updatedx3: Alpha Trains and TX Logistik bring another four theme locomotives

Yes they did it again. Lease company Alpha Trains and operator TX Logistik have released three new ‘theme locomotives’, meaning two Vectron machines with a special wrapping. 193 556 now […]

[US] Amtrak: The Midwest welcomes the Charger locomotive

What is it about? The official presentation of the new Siemens Charger diesel locomotive for state-sponsored Amtrak trains in the Midwest. 33 units are on order, now the first locomotives have […]

[CH] New stickers for BLS Cargo Vectrons no. 406 and 407

BLS Cargo is rolling out its new corporate identity (CI). A new version of its logo is gradually being introduced on rolling stock. Two abstract green mountains, in combination with […]

[DE] Siemens signs framework contract for 100 locomotives with Deutsche Bahn

Siemens and DB Cargo AG have signed a framework agreement for the delivery of 100 locomotives. At the closing of the contract, the freight transport arm of Deutsche Bahn called […]

[DE] Siemens presents: the RRX prototype train, inside and outside

Okay, a little fantasy is still required. During the press presentation of the first Desiro High Capacity for the ‘Rhein Ruhr Express’ (RRX) on 12.07.2017, the seats were still covered […]

[DE] Avenio it is: Bremen selects Siemens to deliver its next generation of trams

The German operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered a new tram fleet for the Free Hanseatic City. The order is for 67 Avenio trams and includes an option for […]

[EU] ELL orders 8 extra Vectron locomotives for Ceské Dráhy contract

European Locomotive Leasing (ELL), a provider of full-service leasing of electric locomotives, has ordered an additional eight Vectron locomotives from Siemens. ELL is currently the biggest Vectron customer (Railcolor: 108 […]