Tag: Articulated trains

[RO] Softronic Hyperion no.2: blue, gold and white replace promotional liveries

Softronic from Romania does not only (re)built locomotives, it is also developing new EMUs under product name ‘Hyperion’. The first unit was presented in 2014 in a colourful ‘wavy’ livery. […]

[UK] Bombardier wins rolling stock and maintenance contracts for c2c franchise

Bombardier has signed a contract with Porterbrook and c2c, to supply 60 new Aventra vehicles for use on the United Kingdom’s c2c rail franchise, together with an eight-year maintenance and […]

[UK] Bombardier Wins Rolling Stock and Maintenance Contracts for West Midlands

Fleet of 333 AVENTRA vehicles to increase frequency and reduce journey times in England’s second most populated metropolitan area Additional contract will see Bombardier maintenance service teams ensure more reliable […]

[UK] First Civity train for Northern nearly ready for testing

A second look (first here) at the new CAF Civity trains for Arriva’s Northern Railway being built at CAF’s Saragossa factory in Spain. The first one is nearly ready to start […]

[DE] Siemens and Deutsche Bahn: ICE 4 begins regular service

ICE 4 begins regular service One-year testing phase successfully concluded Five trains now underway between Hamburg and Munich and Hamburg and Stuttgart ICE 4 fleet will grow to 119 trains […]

[IT] FCE orders another four Newag Vulcano trains

Sicilian carrier Ferrovia Circumetnea  (FCE) has placed an order for another 4 Vulcano 2-car vehicles under a framework agreement with Newag. The contract provided for the possibility of ordering up […]

[DE] Bad Aibling train disaster: The new units are ready

In Januari 2017 we brought the news that Stadler Rail and the Bayerische Oberlandbahn (BOB), operator of the Meridian services in southern Germany, agreed to two build two new Flirt3 trainsets; […]

[DE] Alstom and Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland present the Coradia Lint for Saxony-Anhalt (DISA)

On 22.11.2017 Alstom and Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland jointly presented the new Coradia Lint trains for the diesel network Saxony-Anhalt (Dieselnetz Sachsen-Anhalt or DISA). As of December 2018, 54 2-car DMUs […]

[DE] First Siemens RRX train released onto the German rail network [updated]

It has started; As of 20.11.2017 Siemens is performing dynamic tests with the Desiro HC EMU for RRX on the German rail network. Unit no. 462 005 is the first […]

[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 […]

[UK] Abellio in the UK: A £3 billion new trains overview – Part 1 Scotrail

“(..) which means we are now overseeing ₤3 billion of investment into 1.700 new carriages across all our franchises.” It was this quote from Dominic Booth, Managing Director of Abellio […]

[PL] This is the Newag Impuls for Polregio

Polregio is a relatively new name in Poland. It was introduced in 2015 after the restructuring of Przewozy Regionalne, the former daughter company (until 2008) of the Polish railways responsible […]

[AT] ÖBB: CityJet, CityJet, Desiro and Talent as CityJet [updated]

Today the Austrian railways (ÖBB Personenverkehr) presented its refreshed Desiro and Talent regional trains at Wien Westbahnhof. Together with a Desiro ML EMU both train types were on display. To […]

[PL] The new Elf 2 trains for the Podkarpackie region [updated]

Pesa is currently delivering seven ELF 2 type EMUs to Podkarpackie. The Polish region is the second customer to order ELF 2 trains after Koleje Śląskie. The picture and the […]

[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. […]

[DE] Video: First test run with DB 490 series S-Bahn EMU in Hamburg with journalists

The new commuter train class 490 for the city of Hamburg was presented to media representatives during a test run on November 9th, 2017. A video: ET490 for the S-Bahn […]

[HU] 435 501 and 435 502; first new FLIRTs for GySEV arrive in Hungary

At the end of September Stadler Rail presented the first new FLIRT EMUs for Austro-Hungarian passenger operator GySEV, by exhibiting unit 435 501 at the TRAKO exhibition in Gdansk in […]

[DE] Fuel cell trains are coming: LNVG orders 14 Coradia iLint trains [videos added]

For the first time worldwide, fuel cell trains replace diesel trains in regional passenger service Alstom builds 14 Coradia iLint trains in Salzgitter for LNVG  Contract signing today in Wolfsburg […]

[SE] Alstom sells 3 more Coradia Nordic EMUs to Östgötatrafiken – now 18 in total

In March 2008 Swedish rail operator Östgötatrafiken ordered five 4-car EMUs for passenger services in the Östergötland region. In 2012 the fleet was expanded as eight more EMUs were ordered. […]

[SE] SJ asks children to design their own X2000 train; the competition has started

The Swedish state railways are currently modernising their X2000 trains. 36 units get a major update from ABB (electrical systems) and Swedtrac RailService, part of Knorr-Bremse (interior and exterior modernization). […]

[DE] Abellio and Bombardier present the first Talent2 EMU for the Neckartal contract

On 26.10.2017, Bombardier and Abellio celebrated the roll-out of the first Talent EMU for Baden-Württemberg, for the Neckartal (Netz 1) concession to be more precise. The first units will enter […]

[NL] SNG: NS presents new CAF Sprinters – daylight testing commences

The Dutch Railways (NS) are getting more and more Sprinter trains. After the ‘Stadler Sprinters’ now the Spanish ‘CAF Sprinters’ are joining in. On 19.10.2017, NS officially presented the new CAF […]

[NL] Now in final design: Keolis Nederland officially presents its FLIRT EMU

Since 08.10.2017, all activities of the Keolis Group in the Netherlands have been rebranded and brought together under the new umbrella brand Keolis Nederland. Next December, Keolis Nederland will take-over […]

[DE] Arriva FLIRT in München en Wegberg-Wildenrath

 Last week we witnessed test runs with 3-acr FLIRT EMUs for passenger operator Arriva from the Netherlands. The units are built for border-crossing services from Belgium via the Netherlands to […]

[FR] IDF Mobilités; restyling the Regio 2N trains for Paris [updatedx2]

The pink is gone, at least on the outside, and blue took its place. STIF (Syndicat des Transports en Ile-de-France) is no more, the public transport company from Paris has […]

[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 month, the first ‘Sprinter Nieuwe Generatie’ EMUs have arrived in the Netherlands. Unit no. 2701 and 2703 (both 4-car) and 2301 (3-car) were transported from the VUZ Velim test […]

[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 […]