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Latest rolling stock procurements: Titagarh, Stadler, CAF, Skoda Group, PC TS, UKCP

27 March 2024
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The Skoda ForCity Smart Artic X54 trams in Helsinki
The Skoda ForCity Smart Artic X54 trams in Helsinki. Source: Skoda Group/Sami Kero
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.

🇮🇳 Titagarh Rail Systems has signed a contract with the national operator Indian Railways for the supply of 4,463 freight cars, worth INR 19 bln ($228.1 mln). The future rolling stock will reportedly be used for coal and ore transportation.

Freight cars of Indian Railways Freight cars of Indian Railways. Source: Railway Gazette

🇵🇱 The national operator PKP Intercity, interested in purchasing 395 passenger coaches with a maximum operating speed of 200 km/h, announced request for quotations. The company needs 71 first-class coach, 108 second-class compartment coaches, 180 second-class non-compartment coaches and 36 dining cars. The previous order for coaches was placed with FPS, Poland.

🇫🇮 Stadler, CAF, and Skoda Group have submitted bids for a €1.6 bln tender to supply 183 trams to Helsinki. The tender will be finalised in autumn 2025 and the rolling stock will enter service between 2027 and 2034.

🇷🇺 The cities of Ulan-Ude and Chelyabinsk are planning to buy new trams. The regional authorities announced that the former will receive 24 two-car Bogatyr trams and 24 one-car Lvyonok trams from PC Transport Systems (PC TS). The purchase is subject to the approval of federal funding. Chelyabinsk will purchase 32 three-car trams by the Ust-Katav Car-building Plant (UKCP).

The CAF Civity EMU for Qbuzz The CAF Civity EMU for Qbuzz. Source: CAF

🇳🇱 The Dutch operator Qbuzz, part of the Italian FS Group, has ordered 10 Civity EMUs from CAF. The three-car trains, to be delivered from 2028, are expected to accommodate up to 350 passengers and have a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

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