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Latest rolling stock procurements: CAF, Jupiter Wagons, Newag, Alstom, Wabtec

3 April 2024
Reading time ~ 3 min
The Traxx MS3 electric locomotive in the fleet of CLIP Intermodal
The Traxx MS3 electric locomotive in the fleet of CLIP Intermodal. Source: railvolution
Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
Reading time ~ 3 min
Yashchenko Olga, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

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

🇪🇸 CAF remains the only bidder for the supply of 40 six-car metro trains for Madrid. According to local media, the rest two rival bidders, Alstom and Hitachi Rail, have been excluded from the competition as they didn’t meet the requirements on technical specifications. For its part, CAF’s offer to execute the order for €372 mln has been scored 99.8 points, while the starting price was €580.8 mln. It’s worth noting that the tender also includes an option for another 40 trainsets.

🇮🇳 The local Jupiter Wagons has signed a contract worth INR 9.5 bln ($114.8 mln) with the national operator Indian Railways (IR) for the delivery of 2,237 freight cars. It is reported that the rolling stock will be used for coal and ore transportation. IR has previously ordered 4,463 freight cars from another local manufacturer, Titagarh Rail.

The Impuls 2 EMU for Koleje Slaskie The Impuls 2 EMU for Koleje Slaskie. Source: Newag

🇵🇱 The regional Polish operator Koleje Slaskie has announced Newag as the winning bidder for the order of 26 EMUs worth €301 mln. The Polish manufacturer is expected to deliver four-car Impuls 2 trainsets operating at a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

🇨🇭 SBB Infrastructure, a Swiss infrastructure operator, has announced a tender for the supply of 190 four-axle flatcars for transport of rails and 70 dump cars. There is an option for another 300 cars. The rolling stock ought to be certified in accordance with the European TSI requirements and be equipped with additional anti-derailment protection.

🇵🇱 CLIP Intermodal, a logistics company specialising in intermodal transport, has signed a contract with Alstom for the delivery of 13 Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives. The vehicles will be produced at the Alstom site in Kassel, Germany, while the locomotive bogies will be manufactured at the Alstom facility in Wrocław, Poland, and delivered from there.

Wabtec's C23EMP diesel locomotives for Bolivia Wabtec’s C23EMP diesel locomotives for Bolivia. Source: railwayage

🇺🇾 Wabtec has been awarded the first in its history order for the supply of locomotives to Uruguay. The manufacturer has signed a contract with the Grupo RAS logistics company for the supply of three C23EMP diesel locomotives which are expected to be delivered to Uruguay by the end of 2025.

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