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First ex-RTS Taurus Of ČD In Regular Service
First ex-RTS Taurus Of ČD In Regular Service

Today, one of the two Class 1216 locomotives purchased by ČD from RTS Rail Transport Service in August 2019 entered regular service.

Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (5)
Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (5)

The conclusions reached in our series of articles The Train-In-A-Vacuum-Tube Fantasy demonstrated that the use of Hyperloop technology for passenger transport is impractical and contradicting the laws of physics. Nevertheless, it is remarkable how many Hyperloop projects are now being prepared, on a worldwide scale.

First Bayerische Oberlandbahn Coradia Lint DMUs
First Bayerische Oberlandbahn Coradia Lint DMUs

In March Bayerische Oberlandbahn received first two Coradia Lint DMUs of 31 on order for services in the Bavarian region Oberland.

Škoda 2020
Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (4)
Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (4)

The conclusions reached in our series of articles The Train-In-A-Vacuum-Tube Fantasy demonstrated that the use of Hyperloop technology for passenger transport is impractical and contradicting the laws of physics. Nevertheless, it is remarkable how many Hyperloop projects are now being prepared, on a worldwide scale.

More Coradia Lint 41 DMUs For HLB
More Coradia Lint 41 DMUs For HLB

On 27 March 2020 Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply 30 Coradia Lint 41 DMUs to Hessische Landesbahn. 

More OMNEO/Regio 2N For SNCF
More OMNEO/Regio 2N For SNCF

On 30 March 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that it has received a firm order for 19 six-car Regio 2N double-deck EMUs from SNCF on behalf of the Region Auvergne-Rhône Alpes.

Czech Raildays 2020
Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (3)
Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (3)

The conclusions reached in our series of articles The Train-In-A-Vacuum-Tube Fantasy demonstrated that the use of Hyperloop technology for passenger transport is impractical and contradicting the laws of physics. Nevertheless, it is remarkable how many Hyperloop projects are now being prepared, on a worldwide scale.

Modernised Metro Trains In Sofia
Modernised Metro Trains In Sofia

Metrovagomash sent eight Model 81-717.4/714.4 cars following their overhaul and modernisation to the Sofia metro.

How Kazakh Evolutions Evolve (2)
How Kazakh Evolutions Evolve (2)

On 17 January 2018, during the then Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev’s visit to the USA, KTZ and GE Transportation signed a contract for 300 diesel shunters. Final assembly was announced to take place at the LKZ works.

How Kazakh Evolutions Evolve (1)
How Kazakh Evolutions Evolve (1)

In our article about Prima locomotives we described problems at orders of electric locomotives from EKZ. But similar problems concern also KTZ orders of Tulpar Talgo and LKZ, both factories based in Nur-Sultan. Of the Evolution diesel locomotives, which are manufactured at the latter site, only part of the initially planned numbers were built so far.

TMH-Built Vehicles Presented In Kazakhstan
TMH-Built Vehicles Presented In Kazakhstan

On 10 March 2020, at the Tulpar-Talgo works in Nur-Sultan, TMH presented its rail vehicles to the top management and technical experts of KTZ and other operators and authorities.

A Post-Warranty Maintenance Of Serbian Class 711 DMUs
A Post-Warranty Maintenance Of Serbian Class 711 DMUs

On 20 March 2020 TMH announced that it will provide post-warranty maintenance of the Metrovagonmash-built Class 711 DMUs, of whose 39 were manufactured for ŽS between 2011 and 2016.