European Railway News (5th February 2015)




Skoda Transportation to supply 38 single-deck electric units for suburban transport services in Germany

Škoda Transportation won a tender for the supply of 38 single-deck electric units for the British operator National Express, which was awarded the contract for providing suburban transport (S-Bahn) in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, in the period from 2018 to 2030. More

Alstom to supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi

Alstom will supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi’s freight transport. The automotive manufacturer will use the shunting locomotives to reorganise its factory traffic in Ingolstadt. The locomotives will be delivered at the end of 2015 and the end of 2016. More

Inekon Group tests battery-driven tram for Seattle

Inekon Group has completed the development of the battery-driven tramway and is ready to launch serial production. According to the company, performance tests were successfully carry out in traffic on Ostrava Public Transit Company’s routes. Representative of the city of Seattle (US), which has purchased seven battery-driven trams worth almost USD 30m, have also been present at the tests in Ostrava. More


Lithuanian Railways to acquire electric locomotives

Lithuanian Railways (AB Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai) plans to purchase new electric locomotives by 2019, considering that electrification works on Vilnius-Minsk railway line are to be completed in 2016 and the line should also reach Radviliskis railway node in 2020. More

From International Railway Journal.(

DB loses Nuremberg S-Bahn to National Express 

Alstom wins €2bn Paris metro train framework 

Testing begins on Addis Ababa light rail network 

Greece to review rail privatisation 

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