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  • Stadler sets spread their wings in the east

    Stadler sets spread their wings in the east

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    GREATER Anglia introduced Class 755 units on Ipswich to Felixstowe services from November 19. The move is part of the expansion of operations of Stadler bi-mode units. Greater Anglia is in the process of cascading its remaining Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ units to Transport for Wales, and the rollout of Class 755s is increasing. Sets are…

  • Factory commissioning of Merseyrail Class 777 begins

    Factory commissioning of Merseyrail Class 777 begins

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    STATIC factory-based testing of the first of 52 Stadler Class 777 four-car EMUs for Merseyrail has started in Switzerland.  When engineers are satisfied, the set will be moved to Germany for dynamic testing on Siemens Wildenrath test circuit, before the first completed set is delivered to Merseyside later in the year.  The first trains of…

  • Anglia ‘FLIRTs’ get formal launch

    Anglia ‘FLIRTs’ get formal launch

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    By Ben Jones GREATER Anglia’s (GA) rural services are beginning to see a radical transformation as new Class 755 bi-mode ‘FLIRT’ units enter service.  There was a ‘soft launch’ into passenger service on July 29, with GA officially introducing the new Stadler-built trains at Norwich on September 4.  No. 755413 worked return trips to Great Yarmouth…

  • Five locos add even more power to Turkish open   access operator fleet

    Five locos add even more power to Turkish open access operator fleet

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    TURKISH open access freight operator Körfez Ulaştırma (KU) took delivery of five DE36500 Wabtec (formerly GE Transportation) ‘Powerhaul’ locos this summer. KU is the rail freight subsidiary of Tüpraş, Turkey’s largest oil refinery. The locos were ordered in 2018 and assembled by Wabtec’s Turkish partner Tülomsaş, in Eskişehir.  They will be used alongside five similar DE36000…

  • Stadler ‘FLIRTs’ in service in Texas

    Stadler ‘FLIRTs’ in service in Texas

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    TEXAS gained a new commuter railway in January, which is operated using eight Stadler-built ‘FLIRT’ DEMUs, incorporating central diesel power pack units. Stadler assembled the trains at its new factory in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The 43km TEXRail line links two stations in central Fort Worth with DFW Airport, and currently has five other intermediate…

  • Stadler 755/4 approved for use by ORR

    Stadler 755/4 approved for use by ORR

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    THE Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has approved the use by Greater Anglia (GA) of the Stadler ‘Flirt’ Class 755 four-car bi-mode multiple units.  These are the first Swiss trains to be built for the privatised railway, with testing only starting in January.  GA has ordered 24 four-car sets (and also 14 three-car, which…

  • Berlin’s new S-Bahn trains on test runs

    Berlin’s new S-Bahn trains on test runs

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    THE first new EMU for the Berlin S Bahn system in more than 20 years was presented to the media in test runs at the Siemens test centre at Wildenrath in April. A consortium of Siemens and Stadler is building 106 new EMUs (382 coaches in total) for the Berlin S-Bahn network. Eighty-five four-car Class…

  • New Stadler diesel locos for Bolivia taking shape

    New Stadler diesel locos for Bolivia taking shape

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    STADLER is building three metre-gauge, six-axle diesel locos for Bolivian freight operator FCA. The loco’s design – known as the ‘South America Light’ – is based on the earlier Euro Light model (supplied to DRS as the Class 68).  The three locos will be moved by sea this summer to the Chilean end of the…

  • First new Subway train delivered

    First new Subway train delivered

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    STRATHCLYDE Partnership for Transport (SPT) took delivery of the first new train for the Glasgow Subway line on May 4.  It is one of 17 being built by Stadler/Ansaldo for the Subway, which are due to enter service in 2020. The trains are capable of driverless operation and are the same length as the current…

  • Freightliner plans new Ipswich depot – and more Class 90s?

    Freightliner plans new Ipswich depot – and more Class 90s?

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    Freightliner has submitted a planning application to build a new locomotive and wagon maintenance facility at its Ipswich Yard site. The depot will feature a fuelling point, a 54-metre long maintenance shed with overhead cranes, and an inspection pit and a wheel lathe for locomotives and wagons. The new facility is expected to create 20…

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