Procurement of rolling stock worldwide: news review, as reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Rollingstock.

– Belgrade plans to purchase 120 trams over the next 10 years, according to a statement by Goran Vesić, Deputy Mayor of the Serbian capital. This is intended for a complete overhaul of the city’s tram fleet. The first tender for the supply of 80 trams over a 5-year period is expected to be announced soon.

– CAF, BEML, and BHEL have expressed their readiness to supply 51 six-car trains for a suburban line in Bangalore, India. The companies participated in a request for quotation, and they will soon be invited to submit specific bids. The client, infrastructure company K-RIDE, will give preference to the supplier with the lowest price. K-RIDE expects to receive the rolling stock in 2025.

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– CAF has completed the delivery of 206 Sprinter New Generation electric trains for the Dutch national carrier NS. The order was divided into two batches and included 118 three-car and 88 four-car trains, designed to operate at speeds of up to 160 km/h. The total investment in the procurement amounted to approximately €900 million. The trains have been in operation since 2018.

– The Hitachi Rail and Toshiba consortium has officially signed a contract worth $894.7 million to supply 12 high-speed trains for Taiwan. The rolling stock will be based on the Shinkansen N700S trains, but the new 12-car trains will have higher speeds (300 km/h) and more energy-efficient head cars and traction converters based on silicon carbide. Deliveries are scheduled for 2026.

– Croatian company TŽV Gredelj will complete the final assembly of 35 Siemens Viaggio next-generation locomotive-hauled passenger cars by the end of this year, according to the agreement. Siemens Mobility already has a contract to supply 231 passenger cars of this model for an Austrian carrier.

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