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Latest rolling stock procurements and supplies: Stadler, Bozankaya, Hyundai Rotem, Plasser & Theurer

2 July 2024
Reading time ~ 3 min
The Plasser & Theurer Unimat 09-4x4/4S tamping machines for Colas Rail
The Plasser & Theurer Unimat 09-4x4/4S tamping machines for Colas Rail. Source: Colas Rail
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
Reading time ~ 3 min
Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

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

🇵🇱 Koleje Mazowieckie, the regional operator, has signed a contract with Stadler for the delivery of up to 50 trains, with 25 five-car FLIRT EMUs to be delivered under the firm part. The contract, worth €750 mln and including 18 years of maintenance, will be financed by Poland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The quotes under the tender were requested last year. The first two trains are scheduled to be produced at the Stadler plant in Mazowieckie Voivodeship within two years of the contract signing.

The Stadler Flirt from the Koleje Mazowieckie fleet The Stadler Flirt from the Koleje Mazowieckie fleet. Source: Ficek/Forumkolejowe

🇧🇬 Stadler has been selected as the winning bidder in the Bulgarian tender for the supply and 15-year maintenance of 35 trains. This was announced by the country’s Transport Minister Georgi Gvozdeykov at the Green Transition 4.0 forum in Sofia. He stated that the company offered to fulfill the contract for €322 mln, delivering single-deck EMUs just over two years.

🇵🇱 Bozankaya and Stadler are competing for the supply of 90 trams to Krakow. The tender with an initial price of €316.5 mln includes three lots: 30 three-car uni-directional trams, 30 three-car bi-directional trams and 30 four-car trams. Bozankaya’s bid for the first two lots is more than 35% lower than Stadler’s, €211.5 mln vs. €333.3 mln. For the third lot of 30 four-car trams, only Bozankaya submitted a bid, worth €139.8 mln.

🇪🇬 In a consortium with NERIC, an Egyptian rolling stock manufacturer, Hyundai Rotem has produced the first ten metro trains for Cairo. The eight-car vehicles were assembled at the SEMAF Factory. The contract for 40 trains of 320 cars for the second and third lines of the Cairo metro was finalised in 2022. The trains are scheduled for delivery by 2028, with 32 vehicles to be assembled in Egypt.

The Hyundai Rotem train for the Cairo metro The Hyundai Rotem train for the Cairo metro. Source: dar

🇬🇧 The railway infrastructure and transportation company Colas Rail has acquired two Unimat 09-4×4/4S tamping machines from Plasser & Theurer. The machines are designed for the accelerated straightening and stabilisation of railway tracks. In line with Colas Rail’s strategic CO2 emission reduction plan, the machines are powered by a Stage V diesel engine.

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