Brief overview of key events and news in the rail rolling stock markets.
The government of the state of São Paulo has reopened the tender for the supply of 44 metro trains (264 cars), originally announced in the spring of 2022. The rolling stock will be used on several lines in the state capital. The lowest bidder will be awarded the contract and must deliver the first train 21 months after the contract is signed.
The national passenger operator DB Regio has ordered 18 Coradia Max partly double-deck EMUs (formerly Coradia High Capacity) from Alstom. In the first phase, nine three-car and nine five-car trains will run on the Hamburg–Rostock route, with the line to be extended to Lübeck. The rolling stock, designed for a maximum speed of 160 km/h, will be assembled at a plant in Salzgitter, Germany.
The national operator SŽ has announced a tender for the supply of 30 four-axle multi-system electric locomotives. The locomotives will have a maximum power of up to 6.4 MW and a maximum speed of at least 120 km/h. According to SŽ, the new rolling stock will be designed for operation in Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Czechia, and Serbia.
The hybrid Stadler EURO9000 locomotive for ELP. Source: Wolfgang Mauser/flickr
The leasing company ELP has ordered a further 20 Stadler locomotives, ten EURO9000 and ten Eurodual locomotives. Both will have hybrid traction from the catenary and a diesel engine. The new fleet is expected in late 2025 – early 2026.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has granted a $40 mln loan to the national freight operator Eastcomtrans. The funds have been allocated for the purchase of up to 250 container flatcars. These will be used to expand container handling capacity at one of the country’s busiest logistics centres in Zhetygen.
The 09-2X tamping machine for Türkiye. Source: Plasser & Theurer
Plasser & Theurer has delivered the 09-2X tamping machine to the country. The volume of the delivery was not disclosed. The rolling stock will be used on the 625 km Ankara–Izmir high-speed line, which is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in 2027.
PC Transport Systems (PC TS) plans to deliver two 71-923M Bogatyr-M two-car low-floor trams to Ulan-Ude at the end of February. This was announced by the Mayor of the city, Igor Shutenkov, during his visit to the Nevsky Plant of Electric Transport. The contract for the trams was signed last November. Previously, the city planned to purchase four Bogatyr two-car and four 71-911EM Lvyonok single-car trams from the manufacturer.