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Latest rolling stock procurements and supplies: IR, Alstom, Hitachi Rail, SNCF, PC TS, STM

25 December 2023
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The Caravaggio (Rock for Trenitalia) EMU by Hitachi Rail
The Caravaggio (Rock for Trenitalia) EMU by Hitachi Rail. Source: Tomas Pelech/
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.

🇮🇳 India plans to announce tenders for the supply of 7,000-8,000 trains over the next 4-5 years, according to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. About INR 1 trn ($12 bln) will be earmarked for the purchase. The trains are expected to be supplied to Indian Railways over the next 15 years, allowing for the step-by-step replacement of old rolling stock.

🇮🇹 The European Investment Bank has financed the purchase of 102 electric trains by Alstom and Hitachi Rail in Italy in the form of the €500 mln green bond from the national railway operator FS Italiane Grouo (Trenitalia). As part of its ambitious programme announced in 2022 to acquire over 400 trains for Italian regions, the purchase will enable the Coradia Stream and Caravaggio trains to be deployed on regional lines by mid-2027.

The EMU for SNCF Voyageurs The EMU for SNCF Voyageurs. Source: The STB

🇫🇷 The French passenger operator SNCF Voyageurs has placed a tender for the supply of up to 150 multi-system electric trains. The rolling stock will operate on 15 and 25 kV AC and 3 kV DC lines. The trains in three configurations will be 140, 110 and 83 m long, with a maximum speed of 160 km/h and a GoA2 ATO system.

🇩🇪 The German state railway agency SFBW, responsible for the procurement of rolling stock in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, has announced a tender for up to 120 battery trains and electric trains. They are expected to have 170–200 seats, depending on the type, and a GoA2 ATO system. With a maximum speed of at least 160 km/h, the trains will have a starting acceleration of 1.2 m/s².

The 71-932 Nevskiy tram by PC TS The 71-932 Nevskiy tram by PC TS. Source: Nikolay Yastrebov /transphoto

🇷🇺 The Russian manufacturer PC Transport Systems, PC TS, has fulfilled the contract for the delivery of low-floor trams to St. Petersburg. The company won a tender for the delivery of 81 trams and delivered 77, as the terms of the contract, worth RUB 11.6 bln ($127 mln) including VAT, allowed for the volume of the delivery to be adjusted if the prices rose. As a result, the city received 19 two-car 71-923M Bogatyr-M, 20 three-car 71-931M Vityaz-M, and 38 three-car 71-932 Nevskiy.

🇺🇿 In 2024, Sinara-Transport Machines, STM, plans to supply to Uzbekistan six diesel locomotives to an undisclosed customer and open after-sales centres. This year the manufacturer has delivered three TEM9 and two TEM14 locomotives to the country’s industrial facilities.

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