by Keri Allan
25 Jul 2022
Low floor trams
Rolling Stock Refurbishment
CAF has been awarded two new contracts in Athens and Seville, valued at a total of more than 100 million EUR (102.39m USD).
The first is to refurbish light metro units that run on Athens’s oldest metro line – line 1 – and marks the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer’s first major contract in Greece.
CAF’s refurbishment business has experienced continued growth in recent years, with projects undertaken for the Medellín metro, Lyon metro and Paris RER A trains, as well as a contract awarded last November for the refurbishment of 23 Cairo metro units.
In this latest contract, CAF will refurbish 14 units for Athens’s metro operator STASY over a 34-month period. These units date from between 1983-85 and the aim is to enable them to operate efficiently for a further 25 years.
The refurbishment work, valued at roughly 70m EUR (71.67 USD), will include replacing the units’ traction equipment, fitting more energy efficient motors and updating a variety of systems including those linked to braking equipment, passenger information and door control.
CAF will also be refurbishing the units’ interiors, which includes adding areas for travellers with reduced mobility.
The second contract is from the city council of Seville, which has ordered two trams from CAF. The agreement includes 30 years’ maintenance, with an option to increase the number of units supplied.
The two trams will have low floors, be made of five modules and equipped with an on-board energy storage system enabling them to run along sections with no power lines between stops.
Scheduled for delivery before the end of next year, they will be operated by TUSSAM on the Metrocentro de Sevilla, adding to the network’s existing fleet of four trams, which were also supplied by CAF.
Estonian railway operator Eesti Liinirongid (Elron) has taken up the option for a further 10 electric trains from Škoda Group.
Slovakian rail company ZSSK has ordered a further five RegioPanter electric units from Skoda Group as part of the modernisation of its fleet.
KTZ and Stadler have signed 3 long-term contracts for the supply of 537 coaches, maintenance and purchase of a local production facility.
Stadler will manufacture and deliver an automated rack-and-pinion rail vehicle for Appenzeller Bahnen’s Rheineck–Walzenhausen rail link.
Rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has received an order for seven night trains and 15 years of maintenance from Egyptian National Railways.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Austria has cleared Stadler, allowing the company to proceed with its contract with OEBB.
Auckland Transport has awarded a contract for 23 electric multiple units (EMUs) to Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF.
Siemens Mobility will supply Akiem with 20 Vectron locomotives. This is the first order under a framework agreement signed in August 2021.
Belgian operator SNCB is exercising a contract option under a framework agreement signed in 2015 for 98 M7 train cars.
The contract to design, build and maintain the HS2 rolling stock fleet for Phase 1 London-Birmingham has gone to the Hitachi Rail-Alstom JV.
Israel Railways has issued a notice to proceed for the supply of 36 TRAXX P160 AC3 electric locomotives manufactured by Alstom.
Alstom has received an option exercise order from SYTRAL, Lyon's public transport authority, for 35 Citadis trams.
Alstom and local transport authority MVB have signed a contract for the delivery of Flexity trams and their accompanying spare part supply.
CAF has been selected as the preferred bidder for new battery-electric rolling stock for the Niederrhein-Münsterland network in Germany.
Shchekinoazot has signed a contract for 132 new generation tank cars for methanol from United Wagon Company (UWC).
Alstom has signed a contract with the Toronto Transit Commission for the supply of 60 five-car Flexity trams (streetcars).
Alstom has received an order from Hessische Landesbahn GmbH (HLB) to supply 32 Coradia Continental electric multiple units.
Ferrovienord (Italy) has ordered 20 Alstom Coradia Stream regional electric trains under a framework agreement signed in 2019.
Four French regions have placed their first order for dual mode electric-hydrogen trains from Alstom, via co-ordinating party SNCF Voyageurs.
Freight manufacturer UWC has delivered 50 box cars to rail operator Locotrans.The parties signed the contract for the railcars in early 2021.
Following Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, Alstom has won the contract to supply 234 metro cars for Mumbai's Line 4.
Spain: Renfe has signed a contract with Alstom for 152 high-capacity X'Trapolis commuter trains worth in excess of 1.4 billion euros.
Metra, Chicago's rail operator, has ordered 200 push-pull railcars from Alstom. The board approved a procurement of 500 units in total.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has awarded Hitachi a contract for 256 8000-series railcars with options for 544 more.
United Wagon Company (UWC) will manufacture and deliver 1,000 large-capacity container flat cars to intermodal operator Trans Synergy LLC.
Czech rolling stock manufacturer CZ LOKO has sold an EffiShunter 1000 shunting locomotive to Trainpoint Norway. It will be delivered in 2021.
CZ LOKO has won a contract with Poland's national carrier for long-distance services, PKP Intercity, for 10 EffiShunter 300 locomotives.
Škoda Transportation has won a contract to supply 24 trams to two towns and a city in Germany's federal state of Brandenburg.
Skoda Transporation has won a contract to supply six electric multiple units (EMUs) to Estonia, to be delivered by the end of 2024.
TMH has shipped two shunting locomotives, type TEM18DM, to Mongolia. TMH signed the contract with Ulaanbaatar Railway in 2019.
CAF will supply four 4-car electric multiple units to Euskotren over the next two years in a contract worth almost 32 million euros.
The CAF-Bombardier consortium has been chosen as the preferred bidder to supply 146 double-decker MI20 trains for RER Line B in Paris.
Stadler has signed a framework agreement with Austrian Federal Railways for up to 20 fire-fighting and rescue trains.
Skoda Transportation will deliver a further 79 low-floor RegioPanter electric multiple units to Czech Railways (České dráhy) over four years.
The new S-Bahn trains for Berlin, built by a Stadler-Siemens Mobility consortium, will enter passenger service on the city's Ringbahn line.
Bombardier has completed the first ZEFIRO Express for Västtrafik. The high-speed train will now undergo testing and commissioning.
Alstom has won a contract with Toulouse Metropole to supply systems for the Toulouse Aerospace Express metro line, including rolling stock.
Berlin will get up to 117 new FLEXITY trams after Bombardier and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) signed a framework agreement worth €571m.
Zurich will get a further 40 FLEXITY trams as VBZ has signed a contract with Bombardier based on an option in the original 2017 contract.
United Wagon Company has received a further order from leasing company Dessa for flat cars for the transportation of timber.
Italy is to get its first hydrogen trains with delivery starting in 2023. FNM has ordered six Coradia Stream trains from Alstom for Lombardy.
Alstom and Kiepe Electric have won a contract with the Cologne Public Transport Authority (KVB) for 64 low-floor Citadis trams.
Bombardier's BST joint venture in China has won a contract to supply 14 CR300AF high-speed electric multiple units. Delivery by January 2021.
CFL cargo has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation for 10 TRAXX multi-system locomotives, which run on AC and DC, plus last mile.
Alstom has completed the first phase of the Lusail light rail project in Qatar. It will run 28 low-floor Citadis X05 trams.
Athens has procured 20 four-car Metropolis trains as well as Alstom's CBTC signalling solution for its new metro line, Line 4.
Casa Transport has ordered 66 Alstom Citadis X05 trams for the Casablanca's tramway. The contract includes an option for 22 further units.
Hitachi will deliver 28 six-car monorail vehicles as well as the signalling systems and other equipment for line 3 of the Panama Metro.
Siemens Mobility will supply 109 Avenio HF light rail vehicles to Duisburg and Dusseldorf, with delivery beginning in 2025.
Siemens Mobility has received an order from Valley Metro, Phoenix, Arizona, for a further 14 S700 light rail vehicles.
Newag has dispatched the first of four DMUs that will enter passenger service for Koleje Wielkopolskie after completing testing in Żmigród.
UWC has delivered on a flat car order for the transportation of timber products. The customer was Arkhbum in Russia.
The design for the new trains that will run on the regional rapid transit system between Delhi and Meerut, India, has been unveiled.
Bombardier has delivered the first of 40 M33 FLEXITY trams to Gothenburg, with all 40 due to be delivered by the end of 2022.
LNVG (Lower Saxony, Germany) has ordered an additional 14 Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario coaches to enter service in autumn 2022.
The Australian state of Victoria will receive an additional 18 three-car Bombardier VLocity trains, in a mix of broad and standad gauge.
Bombardier has delivered the first of 47 FLEXITY trams to the city of Duisburg. They will have its image-based driver assist system ODAS.
Alstom has delivered the first two of 25 Citadis X05 trams to Athens, following an order placed by Attiko Metro in July 2018.
Deutsche Bahn has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for up to 400 Vectron dual mode locomotives. First order: 100 units.
Bombardier has delivered the first of 3 TRAXX MS locomotives to Poland-based ROSCO Cargounit. It will deliver the other 2 later this month.
NJ TRANSIT has exercised an option from a 2008 contract for a further 8 ALP-45 dual-power locomotives from Bombardier Transportation.
CZ Loko has handed over the first of two EffiShunter 1000M locomotives, based on the old Class 742 locomotives, to CER Cargo.
Alstom has delivered the first two of eight new 55m Citadis trams to Ireland for operation on the Luas tram network in Dublin.
The national railway company of Kazakhstan has launched an international competition to find a partner in collaboration with DB E&C.
Bombardier has signed a contract with the NCTD (California) for 11 BiLevel coaches and cab cars for the Coaster service.
Hungary: Mav-Start has exercised a contract option and ordered a further 4 tram-trains in addition to the original 8 from Stadler.
Newag will manufacture seven new 4-car Impuls 2 electric multiple units for two operators in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
Transmashholding has begun delivering on its 1300 passenger coaches for Egyptian National Railways, its largest-ever order.
UWC has completed its supply of 100 box cars for logistics company Kuchukterminal, raising its fleet to 220 box cars.
Hitachi begins manufacturing the 5 Class 803 EMUs in its East Coast Trains order. The trains will run on the East Coast Main Line from 2021.
Transitio AB has triggered a second option from its 2016 framework agreement, ordering 12 additional KISS trains from Stadler.
The first Bombardier Aventra Class 701 for South Western Railway (SWR) has been delivered from Derby. The total order is for 90 trains.
UWC has signed a contract with Russian oil refinery Slavneft-YANOS for the supply of tank cars for transporting molten sulphur.
Skoda has received homologation for its third ForCity Smart Artic tram for the town of Schöneiche, Germany. It was manufactured in Finland.
RS-Trans has ordered 25 tank cars from UWC for the transportation of sulphuric acid. The model 15-9545 tank cars have 25t axle load bogies.
Bombardier has signed two contracts for the delivery of 28 BiLevel rail cars in a procurement overseen by Sound Transit, Seattle.
Skoda Transtech has delivered the first of 19 trams to the Finnish city of Tampere under a contract it won in 2017.
Indian Railways has put its first Alstom Prima T8 electric locomotive into commercial service, after a contract for 800 units signed in 2015.
Bombardier has delivered its 200th Flexity tram to Berlin and will delivery another 31. Berlin has the world's third-largest tram network.
Bombardier Transportation will supply 210 commuter and intracity train cars (40 trains) for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.
The Blue Line extension of the Bangkok Metro has started full revenue services. It is now 48km long with 38 stations out to Lok Song.
The final New Generation Rollingstock train manufactured by Bombardier has entered service in Queensland 2 years after the first.
Hungary: MAV-START has placed an order for 21 KISS double-decker EMUs to be delivered by 2022. This completes a framework agreement from 2017.
Stadler has won a contract with HEAG mobilo GmbH for the supply of 14 ST15 trams. The contract, also inclues an option for up to 30 more.
Alstom has delivered the first of 30 Prima M4 locomotives to Morocco's national rail operator ONCF. ONCF placed the order in 2018.
Bombardier Transportation's JV BST has won a contract to supply China Railway with 160 CR400AF high-speed train cars by mid-2020.
Skoda has won a contract with Stadtwerke Bonn for the supply of trams. Each tram measures 30m in length and can accmmodate 180 passengers.
Alstom has started manufacturing the trains for Line 3 of Mumbai's metro network at its Indian SriCity facility in Andhra Pradesh.
Alstom will provide Angers Loire metropole with 20 Citadis trams for service from 2022, costing a total of almost 55 million euros.
Alstom and the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia have signed a contract for 43 trains for Perth. Delivery will begin in 2022.
A consortium of Bombardier joint ventures in China has won a contract to upgrade the automated people mover system at Beijing Airport.
Hitachi is to build 23 new intercity trains for the new Avanti West Coast franchise which First Trenitalia will begin operating on 8 December.
All 22 metro train the Siemens Mobility consortium delivered for the Green Line of the Bangkok metro are now in passenger service.
Alstom's first Citadis X05 tram for the Île-de-France T9 line was inaugurated in Orly on 3 December. Alstom will supply 22 trams in total.
Alstom and FERROVIENORD have signed a contract for 31 Coradia Stream EMUs for the Lombardy Region. Delivery will commence in 2022.
The Alstom-Bombardier consoritum have won a contract with Île-de-France Mobilités for 44 four and five-car metro trains for Paris.
Alstom has won a metro contract in Marseille. It will provide 38 new rubber-tyred metro trains and automation equipment for lines M1 and M2.
Azerbaijan Railways has purchased its first FLIRT trains from Stadler for deployment on both interregional and regional lines.
Hull Trains has received the first of its five Class 802 'Paragon' trains from Hitachi. They will enter service over time, all by early 2020.
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