Deutsche Bahn has announced plans to buy 90 electric trains as part of the extension of Munich’s S-Bahn city railway lines. The rolling stock is due to go into service at the end of the 2020s. The trains to be purchased will be 200 metres long and have 12% more passenger capacity than the current fleet.


National carrier Trenitalia has signed a contract with Stadler to supply up to 50 Eurolight Dual hybrid locomotives with traction from the catenary and diesel engine. The firm part of the purchase covers the delivery of 13 machines and their maintenance for 10 years, with the possibility of two further five-year extensions. Stadler has also received an order from Turkey’s Arkas Rail for €38.5m to supply 5 Eurodual locomotives with traction from the catenary and diesel engine. In addition, the Spanish freight carrier and leasing company Alpha Trains signed an agreement to lease 7 Stadler EURO6000 electric locomotives.

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The Latvian Cabinet of Ministers has approved the allocation of €74.4 million to the Transport Ministry for the purchase of 7 battery-powered trains. The supplier is to be selected by the end of the year. The rolling stock should be delivered by June 2026.

Italy’s Mermec has won a tender to supply seven diagnostic trains to Italian railway infrastructure operator RFI. With an initial tender price of €80.8m, the company has agreed to supply the rolling stock for €75m.

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