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GE Transportation hands over first Evolution Series locomotive for Indian Railways GE Transportation officially presented the first of 1000 Evolution Series diesel locomotives for Indian Railways (IR) to Mr Ashwin Lohani, chairman of the IR board, at a ceremony at Alambagh depot in Lucknow on February 22.
bangladesh-orders-hyundai-rotem-locomotives
BANGLADESH Railways (BR) has awarded a Taka 2976m ($US 35m) contract to Hyundai Rotem for the supply of 10 metre-gauge diesel-electric locomotives funded by the Asian Development Bank.Hyundai Rotem, which won the contract in competition...
regiojet-traxx-locomotives-enter-service
THE first Bombardier Traxx MS2E locomotive for RegioJet entered passenger service with the Czech open-access operator on May 16, working the 17.48 Prague Hlavní - Ostrava - Návsí service. A second locomotive of an initial batch...
mrce-orders-25-more-vectrons
LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 25 additional Vectron locomotives, taking its Vectron fleet to 136 units. Siemens will deliver 10 6.4MW multisystem locomotives for operation “from...
ns-to-lease-vectrons-for-amsterdam-berlin-services
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) subsidiary NS International has confirmed it is planning to lease 12 multi-system Siemens Vectron locomotives for Amsterdam Central - Berlin East services. These trains are currently hauled by NS class 1700 1.5kV dc...
via-rail-issues-rfq-for-quebec-windsor-fleet-renewal
VIA Rail Canada issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) on April 16 for a contract to supply 32 new trains to replace the current fleet on its flagship Quebec City - Windsor corridor. Through its Corridor...
regiojet-receives-new-locomotives-as-ridership-climbs
CZECH and Slovak open-access operator Regiojet received its first two Traxx multi-system electric locomotives from Bombardier on April 14. The 160km/h type MS2E locomotives were assembled at Bombardier’s plant in Kassel, Germany, and are now undergoing...
railpool-acquires-northrail-locomotive-maintenance-unit
HAMBURG-based Paribus Group has sold its Northrail Technical Service locomotive maintenance subsidiary to traction leasing company Railpool. Railpool acquired all shares in the company on April 1 and the business will now operate as Railpool Lok-Service. The...
transmashholding-to-maintain-buenos-aires-commuter-trains
TRANSMASHHOLDING subsidiary TMH-Argentina has won a $US 29.7m contract for the maintenance of Chinese-built locomotives and rolling stock used by Argentinean Trains (TA) to operate services on the San Martin Line from Buenos Aires to...
newag-to-rebuild-60-diesel-locomotives-for-pkp-cargo
POLAND’s largest rail freight operator PKP Cargo signed a Zlotys 388m ($US 113m) contract with Newag on April 4 for the modernisation of 60 Soviet-built SM48 diesel-electric heavy shunting locomotives. Rebuilding of the locomotives to Newag’s...
mrce-and-siemens-form-loco-maintenance-jv
MITSUI Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) and Siemens have reached an agreement to form a joint venture company, Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR), for the service and maintenance of locomotives. The company will open a new workshop at...