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Latest rolling stock procurements and supplies: Progress Rail, LTG Cargo, Electrotrans

14 May 2024
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Freight cars of the LTG Gargo fleet
Freight cars of the LTG Gargo fleet. Source: Eriko Ovčarenko
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.

🇲🇳 Progress Rail has delivered the first four EMD SD70ACe/LW mainline diesel locomotives to Bodi International, an engineering, procurement and construction contractor. The contract for 16 such locomotives was signed in 2021, marking the first time when the American manufacturer supplies 1,520 mm diesel locomotives. The new rolling stock has started service on the line between the Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit and China. Freight cars for the line are supplied by the United Wagon Company.

The EMD SD70ACe/LW mainline locomotive from Progress Rail for Bodi International The EMD SD70ACe/LW mainline locomotive from Progress Rail for Bodi International. Source: Tavantolgoi Railway

🇷🇺 The cities of Saratov and Magnitogorsk have announced tenders for the supply of trams. The first city expects to be offered 15 two-car low-floor vehicles at the initial price of RUB 1.9 bln (USD 20.7 mln) or RUB 126 mln (USD 1.4 mln) each. The purchase will be financed from the regional budget. The winner will be announced on 15 May, while the deliveries scheduled for completion by 25 December. The other city, Magnitogorsk, is seeking a supplier of two partially low-floor single-car trams RUB 74 mln (USD 0.8 mln) each. The winner will be announced on 20 May.

🇺🇦 Electrotrans, a joint venture between Ukrainian and German companies, has delivered ten five-car Electron T5L64 trams for operation on the 1,000 mm narrow gauge network in Lviv. These are the first low-floor trams built in the country. The contract signed in 2002 initially called for deliveries to be completed in the first half of 2022. The €17.4 mln purchase was financed by the European Investment Bank.

The Electron T5L64 tram in Lviv The Electron T5L64 tram in Lviv. Source: Slava Neygauz/transphoto

🇱🇹 State-owned freight operator LTG Cargo has announced a tender for the supply of 200 gondola cars for bulk cargo. The new rolling stock, designed to transport crushed stone for the construction industry, is scheduled to enter service next year.

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