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Latest rolling stock procurements and supplies: Alstom, Greenbrier, Progress Rail, Siemens Mobility, CRRC, Wabtec

18 March 2024
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The narrow gauge SD70ACe-BB diesel locomotive for Brazil
The narrow gauge SD70ACe-BB diesel locomotive for Brazil. Source: Progress Rail
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Brief overview of key events and news in the rail rolling stock markets.

🇸🇪 Stockholm’s public transport operator SL has exercised an option to purchase 20 Alstom C30 four-car metro trains. The decision was made under a framework contract established in 2013 for up to 176 trains, with a firm order for 80 vehicles. The rolling stock is assembled at the plant in Hennigsdorf, Germany, with the first C30 trains put into service in 2020.

The Alstom C30 train for Stockholm The Alstom C30 train for Stockholm. Source: Alstom

🇧🇷 American manufacturers have announced several contracts with Brazilian logistics companies. Greenbrier will supply 560 gondola cars to MRS Logística for a not disclosed value. The rolling stock should be delivered by August. Progress Rail has signed a contract with VLI for the delivery of eight narrow gauge SD70ACe-BB diesel locomotives. The vehicles will be produced at the Sete Lagoas plant in Brazil, with delivery expected by the end of 2025.

🇵🇱 Siemens Mobility has been awarded two framework contracts by Cargounit for the supply of up to 100 electric locomotives. The first contract covers 30 Vectron MS locomotives, with an option for an additional 60 vehicles. The second contract includes 10 Smartron electric locomotives, which were previously only supplied to Bulgaria. The delivery of the first locomotives is scheduled for 2025.

The Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotive for Cargounit The Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotive for Cargounit. Source: Siemens Mobility

🇧🇷 CRRC, as part of a consortium, has won the tender to overhaul, operate, and provide rolling stock for the São Paulo-Campinas line. The project, estimated to cost $2.9 bln, will be completed in 2031. The 1,600 mm gauge line, spanning 101 km, will be overhauled and upgraded with 15 CRRC electric trains, capable of accelerating up to 140km/h and accommodating up to 860 passengers.

🇲🇳 The Kazakhstan-based Wabtec subsidiary, Locomotive Kurastyru Zauyty, has exported diesel locomotives to Mongolia for the first time. In 2023, the country received a batch of four locomotives, each with a declared value of over $4 mln.

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