Tag: High Speed Trains

[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 […]

[CH] SBB RABe 503 022 in special livery for new Frankfurt a/M – Milan direct service

Swiss EMU no. 503 022 now has extra stickers promoting the new EuroCity-Express (ECE) service Frankfurt a/M – Milan, starting on 10.12.2017. The unit has stickers showing silhouettes of famous […]

[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. […]

[US] Alstom redevelops exterior and livery design: The new Amtrak Acela high speed trains will look like this

On 06.10.2017, Amtrak revealed the exterior paint scheme for the 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment currently used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. Amtrak announced in […]

[IT] Video: NTV and Alstom officially present the first “.Italo EVO”

Only ten months after the presentation of the first wagon in Savigliano, manufacturer Alstom an open-access operator ntv jointly inaugurated the first of twelve ‘Pendolino Evo’ high speed EMUs. The […]

[CZ] CD 680 005: The first Pendolino with a modernised interior

After three months of work, České dráhy and its subsidiary DPOv (ČD Dílny Pro Opravy Vozidel) have released the first Pendolino EMU with a new interior. Unit 680 005 now […]

[UK] #Donnystar and #Brumstar: Two Eurostar powercars for education

With the support of Alstom and Eurostar, two Eurostar power cars are donated to the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR). The college has two campuses, one in Doncaster […]

[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 […]

[CH] Ready, set, action: the SBB EC250 ‘Giruno’ roll-out!

On 18.05.2017, Stadler Rail presented the new Gotthard Tunnel train for the Swiss railways (SBB). As part of a festive ceremony, attended by Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation, […]

[DE] NGT CARGO: A look at the freight train of the future

Imagine a combination of high speed, flexibility in train compositions, full automation, individually powered cars and last-mile transport. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has […]

[PT] Alfa Pendular turns silver: mid-life revision for Portuguese tilting trains

Its official name is ‘Alfa Pendular’ and it has a bright red-white-blue livery, but not for long anymore. Last year, the Portuguese railways (CP) announced the modernization if its flagship-train fleet and […]

[IT] Trenitalia: infamous V250 trains return to service on Lecce – Rome – Bari

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno reports: Starting next June, Trenitalia wants to introduce the sidelined V250 trainsets between Lecce, Rome and Bari. Reportedly, Trenitalia has to take-over the V250s from Hitachi […]

[FR] l’Océane: the newest batch of TGV EuroDuplex high speed trains of SNCF

As of 11.12.2016, the French railways (SNCF) operate the new TGV Euroduplex 2N2 “l’Océane” from Paris-Montparnasse to Bordeaux and Toulouse. Let’s take a tour inside: Two TGVs with a special […]

[IT] Only one year after contract signing: the first Pendolino for ntv

Today, Alstom revealed the first Pendolino vehicle for Italian high speed open access operator ntv. These high speed trains are being designed and manufactured by Alstom in Savigliano (IT). We see the first […]

[ES] Talgo is the winner! Spanish manufacturer to build 30 high speed trains for Renfe [updated]

Spanish railways operator Renfe has awarded Talgo the contract for the supply of 15 very high-speed trains, with a maximum commercial speed of 330 km/h, to be operated in Spain […]

[DE] Siemens and Deutsche Bahn celebrate the arrival and acceptance of ICE4

On 14.09.2016, Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Deutsche Bahn (DB), and Alexander Dobrindt, German Minister for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure, presented the ICE 4, Deutsche Bahn’s […]

[FR] SNCF and Alstom: we are going to create the next generation TGV together

SNCF and Alstom are combining their expertise with the launch of the first innovation partnership to create the next generation of the TGV, which will offer a unique, high-quality traveling […]

[IT] ntv will get 12 Alstom Pendolinos, but of a complete new design

Yes you are looking at a Pendolino train, Alstom’s proven platform for medium high speed trains. But no, it does not look similar to the recently Pendolino’s for operators such […]

[US] Avelia Liberty: It is Alstom that will build the new generation of fast trains for Amtrak

Alstom and Amtrak announced today that they have signed a contract for Alstom to design and build 28 new high-speed trains, which will run on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between […]

[CH] Stadler Rail presents the Giruno. As train simulator.

It will be one big festival, the official opening of the Gotthard base tunnel on June 04/05 2016. The longest rail tunnel ever built, part of the ‘Neuen Eisenbahn-Alpentransversale’ (NEAT), […]

[IT] The .Italo Pendolino: the second type of Alstom trains for ntv

The Italian private company ntv is about to expand its fleet of high-speed trains. At present ntv operates 25 Alstom AGV trains, as of December 2017 eight new Alstom ‘Pendolino’ […]

[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 […]