Trains

Bombardier wins 40-train contract from Västtrafik

Bombardier EMU slated for use by Västra Götaland.

Swedish regional transport operator places order with aircraft and transport manufacturer, with option to extend Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Sweden’s Västtrafik to supply 40 high-speed electric multiple unit (EMU) trains for use in the Västra Götaland region. The contract is estimated to be worth about 3.8 billion …

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Siemens-led consortium builds Copenhagen light rail

In a consortium with the general infrastructure contractor Per Aarsleff, Siemens has received an order to build a light rail system in Copenhagen, Denmark. Commissioning of the system is planned for 2024.

Siemens partners with general infrastructure contractor Per Aarsleff, with new line commissioning planned for 2024 Siemens has received an order to build a light rail system in Copenhagen, Denmark, from urban transport development company Greater Copenhagen Light Rail I/S. The contract includes 27 four-car Avenio trams, rail electrification, signaling, communication, …

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“Trackless electric train” tested in China

Electrans train

China’s CRRC promises an electric train without tracks, but range and charging times may need improvement Electric trams and trains are a favourite of efficient transport planners, but cities do not always have the infrastructure, space or budget to create new systems. One solution proposed by China’s CRRC Corp. is …

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Alstom begins production at first Indian electric locomotive facility

Alstom Prima T8. Source: Alstom

Production has started at the company’s first electric locomotive factory in Madhepura, India Alstom has successfully commenced production at its greenfield electric locomotive manufacturing facility in India. Located at Madhepura, in the state of Bihar, it is Alstom’s first electric locomotive manufacturing facility in the country. The factory will produce …

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