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Ukrzaliznytsia to invest UAH 108 bln in renewing rolling stock fleet

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Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has approved a UAH 108 bln development strategy for the its rolling stock fleet. As part of the five-year strategy, 96,000 railcars will be modernised, of which 9,000 freight wagons during next year. According to Alexander Paraschiy, Head of Research at Concorde Capital, a local consultancy company, Ukrzaliznytsia always had ambitious …

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Polish Newag and Pesa could merge to gain commercial edge on new markets

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PESA Bydgoszcz and Newag are leaders of the Polish rolling stock market, one of CEE’s most buoyant market in terms of acquisitions. Until now the local market has been fueled by a large number of train and tramway orders financed under EU’s Cohesion Fund. According to an analysis published by Gazeta Wyborcza, …

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Lastochka ES2G EMU gets certified

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Lastochka ES2G EMU manufactured by Ural Locomotives, the Russian joint venture of Siemens and Sinara, has obtained the certification of conformity with the Technical Specifications of the Custom Union. The vehicle is equipped with microprocessor-based control and diagnostics system, air conditioning system and passenger information system supplied by Russian companies.  A certificate was also issued for …

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Alstom to supply traction and train control monitoring systems for Shanghai metro line 10

Alstom to supply traction and train control monitoring systems for Shanghai metro line 10

Alstom has been awarded a EUR 31 million contract to supply traction systems and train control monitoring systems (TCMS) for 156 metro cars of the Shanghai line 10 phase 2. The line is expected to start revenue service in 2018. Line 10 is the first driverless metro line in Shanghai. It …

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Modernised Phoenix EMU presented in Poland

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Polski Tabor Szynowy (Polish Rolling Stock) and H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych have presented a modernised EMU type EN57.  The Phoenix EMU is designed for regional and suburban transport. The prototype run over 4000 km without any issues during trials. The first ten EMUs will soon enter operation.  H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych is modernising 20 EMUs type EN57 on …

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Škoda Electric to supply traction equipment for São Paulo monorail

Škoda Electric to supply traction equipment for São Paulo monorail

Škoda Electric will supply traction equipment for ten five-car monorail vehicles to be delivered by Scomi Engineering for Line 17 – Gold São Paulo monorail project in Brazil. Last year, Scomi Engineering (Malaysia) and Skoda signed a cooperation agreement for the joint development of public transport and light rail vehicles.  “We see potential for other …

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ABB to supply 1600 transformers to Alstom for new freight locomotives in India

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ABB has won an order from Alstom to supply 1600 traction transformers for 800 new electric freight locomotives in India. The new locomotives will expand Indian Railways’ capacity, easing congestion on busy routes for both freight and passenger services. The transformers will be manufactured locally in ABB’s Vadodara facility in …

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Ukrzaliznytsia and KVSZ to cooperate on rolling stock production

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Krukov Wagon Works (KVSZ) and Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the areas of rolling stock production and modernization. The MoU provides for cooperation in the modernisation of freight wagons, interregional and suburban electric and diesel trains. The parties also intend to produce new passenger and freight rolling …

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BMZ delivers TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Kazakhstan

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Transmashholding subsidiary Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ) has delivered two TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Kazakhstan’s TK Zhetysu, chemical products manufacturer.  TEM18DM is six-axle DC electrical diesel locomotive with modernized driver’s cab, HVAC system, microprocessor control and diagnostics system, electric rheostatic brake. This year, BMZ has supplied 93 TEM18 shunting locomotives to various customers in …

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CRRC intends to acquire Skoda Transportation

CRRC intends to acquire Skoda Transportation

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) is negotiating the purchase of a 100% stake in Škoda Transportation, reports Lidovky publication. The acquisition deal builds on a previous long-term cooperation agreement between the two companies, maintained for several years through various projects. CRRC is currently assessing the financial situation of the Czech rolling stock manufacturer and …

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