InnoTrans debut for first low-floor high-speed train

Stadler’s EC250, believed to be the world’s first mass produced low-floor high-speed train, has been presented at InnoTrans 2016. From the end of 2019, the EC250 will begin operating between Basel/Zürich and Milan, and has...

DB and SNCF to work together to advance railway’s digital future

The leaders of Deutsche Bahn (DB) and SNCF have signed a memorandum of understanding promoting the development of digital technology on the railway. Dr Rüdiger Grube, chief executive of DB, and Guillaume Pepy, president of...

Hitachi Rail Europe and MTU sign IEP engine deal

MTU, a division of Rolls-Royce, has signed a contract with Hitachi Rail Europe to supply additional PowerPack engines for the UK's Class 800 and 801 IEP fleets. MTU was awarded a contract to supply 250 PowerPacks...

Class 88 presentation at InnoTrans 2016

The Class 88 will begin the certification process in the UK soon said Stadler, presenting one of the dual-mode, 4-axle locomotives at InnoTrans this week. Stadler, which acquired the locomotive's manufacturer Vossloh Rail Vehicles in 2015,...

Stadler and Solaris announce tram partnership

Stadler Polska and Solaris have announced plans to create a new consortium to bid for tram orders in Poland and across Europe. The joint venture plans to initially bid for a tender to supply trams for...

Innovation funding for Bombardier’s battery-powered Talent 3 EMU

Bombardier has been awarded €4 million by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport through its innovation initiative to advance plans for a battery-powered EMU. The announcement was made by Germany's Transport Minister, Alexander Dobrindt, at InnoTrans...

Alstom reveals zero-emission regional train

Alstom has presented its new hydrogen-powered regional train, the iLint, at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. Alstom is one of the first manufacturers in the world to produce a passenger train using the hydrogen...

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