Brief overview of key events and news in the rail rolling stock markets.
Newag has been announced as the winner of a PKP Intercity tender. Being the only bidder, the rolling stock manufacturer is expected to sign a contract for 63 multi-system electric locomotives with an option for a further 32, by the end of this year. Newag has won another order, worth about €500 mln. This time the customer is the leasing company Akiem, which expects to receive 10 multi-system and 20 single-system Dragon-2 electric locomotives. The contract includes an option for 50 locomotives and eight years of maintenance. Each locomotive will be equipped with a 0.5 MW diesel engine for last-mile operation.
The government of Bashkortostan has contracted Movista Group for the supply of 60 low-floor single-car LRVs for Ufa. The urban tram network is under modernisation now, and the city will start by reconstructing 37.4 km of tracks and 10 traction stations and building a new tram line and a depot by 2026. The project will cost RUB 20.6 bln (€212 mln) and will be implemented through a public-private partnership. Taras Murog, CEO of BKM Holding, spoke earlier about another rolling stock supply for Ufa. His company is expected to deliver 70 new tram bodies and overhaul the running gear for them.
The state-owned freight operator LTG Cargo plans to announce a tender for the supply of up to 500 grain wagons. The company expects to take the delivery of the first 300 wagons in H2 2024. Its fleet already comprises 1,200 grain wagons.
The National Council for Complaints has rejected Alstom’s appeal against the award of a contract for up to 29 trains to Pesa. The country’s railway reform authority, ARF, can now sign a contract with the manufacturer. The Polish manufacturer outbid Alstom in another tender, and the French company did not contest this victory.
The Tomsk tram and trolleybus transport authority has signed a lease agreement with the State Transport Leasing Company, GTLC, for five 71-628 single-car low-floor trams from the Ust-Katav Car-building Plant. The five-year contract worth RUB 485.7 mln (€4.8 mln) provides for the delivery by 30 June 2024. The previous tender for RUB 464.2 mln announced in mid-October was cancelled due to an increase in the Bank of Russia key rate.