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Stadler selected to design, build and deliver 64 FLIRT electrical trains by Transdev for the suburban railway lines in Hanover

Transdev contracted Stadler to design, build and deliver 64 electrical trains of the FLIRT type for use on the suburban railway lines in Hanover. BERLIN, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The company Transdev GmbH won a Europe-wide public tender to operate the … Read the full press release

Alstom starts delivery of 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains to Senegal

Saint-Ouen, France, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom is beginning shipment of the 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains destined for Senegal from Alstom’s site in Reichshoffen, France. This milestone follows successful completion of production, all on-site tests and validation by customer APIX. The … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce announces first UK agreement to deliver MTU hybrid drive system

Hybrid system enables quieter, more fuel efficient and zero-emission train operations After a pilot programme in 2020, Porterbrook plans to offer customers HybridFLEX trains West Sussex, England, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce and Porterbrook, the UK’s largest owner of passenger rolling stock, … Read the full press release

Stadler and Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) showcase new generation of six-axle bi-mode EURODUAL locomotive at InnoTrans 2018

BERLIN, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler proudly presents today together with Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) the new generation of six-axle bi-mode EURODUAL locomotives. HVLE ordered 10 locomotives in 2017 to be used in the transport of goods in Germany. Stadler’s EURODUAL locomotive … Read the full press release

Stadler to showcase seven vehicle concepts featuring new solutions at InnoTrans 2018

BUSSNANG, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler was already one of the largest exhibitors of rail vehicles at InnoTrans 2016. The train manufacturer with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Belarus and the USA has even bigger plans for this … Read the full press release

Siemens-Škoda consortium to supply 50 express cars for international lines of Czech national transport company České dráhy

The Czechs can look forward to the most modern passenger cars in Europe. National transport company České dráhy has ordered them from the Siemens-Škoda consortium for its long-distance lines. The supermodern, comfortable vehicles combine the benefits and experience gained from … Read the full press release

Thales awarded two contracts by the Polish national infrastructure manager Polskie Linie Kolejowe for E20 Kunowice-Terespol and E30 Kraków-Rzeszów lines

Contracts worth €182 million to implement ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 on two lines Development will cover 785 km of rail systems, 41 stations and 7 Local Control Centres Speed of passenger trains to increase to 160 km/h La Défense, France, 06-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

Alstom to supply additional Metropolis trains to Singapore Land Transport Authority for the extensions of Singapore North East Line and Circle Line

Saint-Ouen, France, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has signed an agreement with Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) to supply six additional Metropolis trains (36 metro cars) and 11 additional Metropolis trains (33 metro cars) for the extensions of Singapore North East … Read the full press release

Stadler to design and build 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice

Bussnang, Switzerland, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler is designing and building 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice. The order comprises eleven FLIRT EMU trains, five FLIRT DMU trains and ten KISS EMU trains, … Read the full press release

Transport for London (TfL): the brand-new signalling system completes its biggest test so far

Biggest test of new signalling system so far completed this weekend Customers will begin to see reliability benefits from the summer World’s oldest metro being transformed into one of the most modern LONDON, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Another weekend of testing … Read the full press release

MegaFon, Russian Railways to provide passengers on high speed and long distance trains with mobile coverage and wireless internet

St Petersburg, RUSSIA, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The agreement was signed by Russian Railways CIO Evgeny Charkin and MegaFon COO Anna Serebryanikova at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The companies plan to step up cooperation to provide passengers on high speed and long … Read the full press release

Stadler to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL)

Bussnang, Switzerland 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler won out against the competition to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL). The total contract volume amounts to approximately CHF 232 million. The EMU will be used on the Roslagsbanan … Read the full press release

Škoda Transportation further invests into its ancillary plants to meet demands on efficient and environmentally-sound production

Škoda Transportation has invested around 80 million Czech crowns in the ancillary plants at Škoda factory premises in Plzeň. The investment was mainly aiming at increasing production capacities and boosting efficiency in the production of new trams, locomotives and trains. Opening … Read the full press release

UK rail industry to improve disabled access to facilities in trains and at stations

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway following talks between Rail Minister Paul Maynard and senior rail industry representatives. The Rail Minister met with senior executives after Paralympian Anne … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank provides GBP 500 million to Transport for London (TfL) for Crossrail’s development

London, UK, 16-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide up to GBP 500 million to Transport for London (TfL) under a new corporate facility to support the latest step in Crossrail’s development. The … Read the full press release

South West Trains – Network Rail Alliance announced the winners of its Movember Twitter #SpotaMoTrain competition

Moustaches fixed to trains on the Waterloo to Reading line Twitter competition asked passengers to ‘#SpotaMoTrain’ Four winners to receive prizes Southampton, UK, 04-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — South West Trains- Network Rail Alliance today (Friday 29 November) announced the winners of its … Read the full press release

La SNCB demande à Siemens des garanties pour les voyageurs

Bruxelles, Belgique, 03-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — La SNCB a demandé à Siemens des garanties que les adaptations annoncées de personnel à travers le monde de la multinationale allemande ne provoquent pas de conséquences pour la livraison en cours et le suivi de … Read the full press release

AnsaldoBreda SpA sues NSFSC and its parent company NS Dutch Railways for €132M for 7 Fyra trains

Pistoia, 01-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — AnsaldoBreda SpA has sued before the competent court in Utrecht its Dutch client, the finance company NSFSC, as well as its parent company, the NS Dutch Railways, for the fulfillment of the obligations of these customers under the contract … Read the full press release

AnsaldoBreda CEO Maurizio Manfellotto statement to travelers of the Dutch trains

Italy, 01-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Manfellotto’s message to travelers of the Dutch trains I wish to speak to travelers of the Dutch trains. In this moment you are deprived of the pleasure of traveling in a safe, comfortable and reliable way … Read the full press release

South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance and Department for Transport unveiled plans to deliver transformational capacity increase on one of Europe’s busiest rail networks

Proposals targeting 15% capacity increase by 2019 Work starts to procure more than 135 extra carriages for suburban routes Infrastructure investment to help drive reliability improvements 19-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Plans are being developed to deliver a transformational capacity  increase on … Read the full press release

Arriva UK Trains selected National Champion and will represent UK in the prestigious 2013/2014 European Business Awards (EBAs)

12-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Arriva UK Trains has been selected as a National Champion and will represent the UK in the prestigious 2013/2014 European Business Awards (EBAs). The business, which is responsible for overseeing Arriva group’s eight UK rail businesses*, beat … Read the full press release

Škoda Transportation signed EUR 110M contract with Deutsche Bahn to delivery six modern train sets to operate on Nurnberg – Ingolstadt – Munich railway track

Plzeň, 06-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Representatives of the Škoda Transportation company and the German operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) signed a contract for the delivery of six modern train sets, amounting to 110 million euro. The vehicles will be operating in Bavaria on the … Read the full press release

Deployment of quieter freight trains starts in Germany

Low-cost whisper brakes authorized for use throughout Europe • retrofitting of Deutsche Bahn’s existing rolling stock fleet now underway • Federal government provides funding – transport companies make their contribution Berlin, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Deployment of quieter freight trains starts … Read the full press release

Alstom delivers the first 3 trains to to the first metro line in Panama City

22-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — As part of the improvement programme to the transport sector in Latin America, Alstom has achieved an important milestone in the region. The company has delivered the first 3 trains to the first metro line in Panama … Read the full press release

EIB loans EUR 342m to PKP Intercity for high-speed trains in Poland

16-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) is increasing its loan for PKP Intercity’s Pendolino trains from EUR 224m to EUR 342m. The project consists of the purchase of 20 modern high-speed trains and the construction of an associated … Read the full press release

Alstom awarded €60m contract to supply 14 regional trains to AKN Eisenbahn AG for Northern Germany network

14-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Alstom is awarded a contract worth around 60 million euros by the private operator AKN Eisenbahn AG for the supply of 14 Coradia Lint regional trains to run in the Northern Germany, connecting the cities of Hamburg, … Read the full press release

The first Stadler underground trains in Berlin to start service for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe in 2015

Stadler presents mock-up of Berlin underground train at UITP in Geneva Bussnang, 9-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The first Stadler underground trains in Berlin will start service for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) in 2015. The UITP congress in Geneva at the end of May … Read the full press release

ABB to supply Stadler Rail trains with traction equipment

Next generation orders to install ABB traction and onboard equipment on 76 trains Zurich, Switzerland, 8-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has received orders worth more than $60 million from Swiss train manufacturer, Stadler … Read the full press release

Alstom awarded a contract to supply ground-breaking energy recovery system for London Underground

6-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Alstom was awarded a contract by UK Power Networks Services  to supply its innovative Harmonic and Energy Saving Optimiser (HESOP) energy recovery system for the Victoria Line of the London Underground. The contract, worth about €1 million, … Read the full press release

Annual passenger complaint levels at Arriva’s UK train operations reduced significantly

18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Latest independent figures have revealed that annual passenger complaint levels at Arriva’s UK train operations have reduced with one of the group’s businesses achieving a 90 per cent reduction over the past six years. Data published by … Read the full press release