Rail Operations (UK) Ltd orders 30 Class 93 tri-mode trains from Stadler

Stadler and Rail Operations (UK) Limited have announced that they have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives. Deliveries are expected to start in early 2023.
UK

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Rail Operations UK orders 30 locomotives

UK
The Bo-Bo mixed-traffic locomotives are based on Stadler’s class 68 and class 88 locomotives, supplied to Direct Rail Services, and will have a maximum speed of 177km/h. The locomotives will be manufactured at Stadler’s Albuixech site near Valencia, Spain.

Bombardier begins mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ double-deck fleet

Europe
Bombardier Transportation has started the mid-life overhaul for Israel Railways’ (ISR) fleet of 143 BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX double-deck coaches.

Metra orders 500 double-deck coaches from Alstom

USA
The coaches, a customised version of the Coradia Duplex model, will be built at Alstom’s site in Hornell, New York.

Dual-gauge freight connection funded

Victorian Rail News
The federal government and state of Victoria have agreed to fund a dual-gauge connection to the Somerton intermodal terminal in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, as part of a wider strategy to boost rail’s share of the traffic to and from the Port of Melbourne.

High speed train order increased

Asian Rail News
China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 297m yuan contract to supply a further two eight-car CR400AF high speed trainsets by the end of June.

Curzon Street HS2 showpiece for Birmingham terminal

UK
Birmingham’s historic Curzon Street Station will be integrated into the city’s new HS2 terminus.

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