Tag: Articulated trains

[DE] The new S-Bahn; First vehicle body arrives in Berlin

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 in the Federal Capital. It is the […]

[DE] Odenwaldbahn; so many customers, more trains delivered

As of december, VIAS Rail will deploy four new Alstom Coradia Lint DMUs on the Odenwaldbahn and Pfungstadtbahn. The designated VT 201-204 were ordered in 2016. The number of people […]

[DK] DSB IC2; is a second life in Romania possible?

This item shows three IC2 DMUs on their way to Romania. Astra Trans Carpatic is mentioned as possible new owner. You see units 5714, 5718 and 5721 in a RailAdventure train pulled by classic […]

[US] Stadler and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority unveil the first U.S. FLIRT train

Stadler and the Texas-based Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) introduce the first FLIRT for the TEXRail commuter rail line at APTA Expo 2017, the showcase for public transportation in the […]

[DE] RailAdventure supertrain; SNTF Polyvalent BMU on transport

It was an impressive transport: this RailAdventure train pulled by SRT locomotive 487 001. On 30.09.2017 the transport included a Alstom Coradia Polyvalent for the railways of Algeria (SNTF), a […]

[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 […]

[IT] After Swing, Jazz and Rock, this is ‘Pop’, Alstom presents Coradia Stream for Trenitalia

After unveiling the ‘Coradia Stream’ for the Dutch railways earlier today, Alstom now has also presented the Stream for Trenitalia, the Italian railway company. In Italy, the Coradia Stream is […]

[NL] ICNG Mock-up revealed; Dutch railways present new Intercity for 2021

In the summer of 2016, the Dutch railways (NS) placed an order for 79 (+2!) new Intercity trains (type ICNG or ‘Intercity Nieuwe Generatie’) with Alstom from France. Since then […]

[NL] CAF ‘Sprinter’ trains arrive in the Netherlands – testing commences [updated]

This is a premium article. After 01.01.2018, this article will only be visible to subscribers. Support us and get your subscription here. This month, the first ‘Sprinter Nieuwe Generatie’ EMUs […]

[NL] First 3-car multisystem FLIRT for Arriva arrives in the Netherlands

Above you see the first 3-car and the first multisystem FLIRT for Arriva in Limburg. It arrived, coming from Poland, in the Netherlands on 19.09.2017 via Venlo. The designated ‘550’ […]

[IT] Hitachi and Trenitalia invite consumers to test the Rock EMU

On Friday 15.09.2017, Hitachi Rail Italy and Trenitalia welcomed consumers to Pistoia, to show them the real scale mock-up of Trenitalia’s new Rock regional train, and to let them give […]

[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] Stadler receives order from Go-Ahead for 11 FLIRT trains for Netz 3a in Baden-Württemberg

Go-Ahead has commissioned Stadler with the delivery of 11 electric FLIRT trains for use on the 3a “Murrbahn” Network in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The EMUs will be used on the […]

[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: […]

[PL] Take a look inside the new Pesa Elf 2 passenger train

Pesa is currently completing the dynamic testing phase of its new EMU platform, named Elf 2. Time to take a closer look, and get inside this new generation trains for regional […]

[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 […]

[UK] Under construction: New CAF Civity UK for Eversholt > TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express (TPE) has shared an exclusive image of the first carriage from the second fleet of its brand new trains. The ultramodern trains will operate on routes across the […]

[DE] Keolis receives first multi-system FLIRT for Teutoburger Wald-Netzes [updated]

By taking over the Teutoburger Wald-Netz (TWN) on 10 December 2017, Keolis will use new FLIRT multi-system electric trains on line RB 61 between Bielefeld and Hengelo. Keolis received the […]

[UK] The IEP Project: Virgin’s Azuma arrives in Scotland

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys. The inaugural run north of the border was made as […]

[IT] Trenitalia issues tender for the acquisition of unwanted V250 trains

Trenitalia has issued a tender on TED. It states: Trenitalia wants to close a deal for the delivery of 17 trains of the type V250. The contract should include five years […]

[NL] Climate tests for CAF EMUs for the Dutch railways

It is summer in Europe, but not for the new generation of regional trains for the Dutch railways (NS). Recently a CAF SNG (‘Sprinter Nieuwe Generatie’) was subjected to extreme […]

[DE] This is the Coradia Continental for the Hessische Landesbahn

Alstom has started outshopping Coradia Continental EMUs for the Hessische Landesbahn (HLB). A first train left the factory in Salzgitter (DE) on 31.07.2017. We see a familiar train design in the well-known […]

[US] Caltrain electrification works started – train design update

As you can see, Caltrain is making progress with the exterior design of its future Stadler KISS trains. In May people could vote for their favorite color scheme and the […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[NL] Arriva to operate ‘northern lines’ contract for another 15 years; new FLIRT trains ordered

DB Arriva will operate the regional rail services in northern Netherlands for a another 15 years. The DB subsidiary for passenger transport abroad has won the open competition tender for […]

[IT] First Pendolino ‘Evo’ for ntv released from work

On 27.06.2017, the first Pendolino ‘Evo’ for open access operator ntv left the Alstom factory perimeters at Savigliano (IT). Ferrovie.it reports that a first test run has already been completed on […]

[UK] The mock-up is ready: Stadler FLIRT for GreaterAnglia

A mock-up of one of Greater Anglia’s new trains has been set up at the company’s Norwich depot for selected groups of staff, customers and stakeholders to see the proposed […]

[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 […]

[IT] Official presentation: Hybrid FLIRT for Valle d’Aosta

On 15.06.2017, Stadler presented the first bimodal FLIRT at Bussnang (CH). The train is destined for the Valle d’Aosta region. Stadler presented the very first FLIRT with bimodal drive system […]

[DE] BaWü Netz 6b: DB Regio with Mireo

For the second time, Siemens is selling Mireo trains to Baden-Württemberg (and Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz). Earlier this year Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg published the news that operator DB Regio won the concession […]

[PL] Zachodniopomorskie receives first Impuls trains; golden Impuls with ETCS2

In September 2016, Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship (a.k.a. West-Pomeria) placed an order with Newag for seventeen Impuls EMUs. On 29.05.2017 the first three trains arrived at Szcze­cin main station for the offical […]

[CH] The new ‘Mandarinli’; building a wooden mock-up

At Stadler Rail in Bussnang, a wooden model of a new generation of S-Bahn trains for Regional Verkehr Bern-Solothurn (RBS) is currently being built. From 2018, the new “Mandarinli” (or […]

[CH] Stadler Bussnang tour: previewing the Syntus FLIRT trains

This December, FLIRT trains will be introduced on the lines Zwolle-Kampen and Zwolle-Enschede in the Netherlands. Keolis subsidiary Syntus, beating rivalling offers from Dutch railways and Arriva, will take over […]