Railway News – Early August 2022

ScotRail has said that it plans to replace 65% of its train fleet between 2027 and 2035.

Setting out its plan in a notice for legal services on the government portal, it said nine of the eleven sub-fleets of trains currently operated will be replaced as leases expire and it becomes uneconomical to life-extend trains for continued operation.

As part of this programme, ScotRail will decarbonise its entire train fleet, which it says will help the Scottish Government deliver a key milestone in transitioning Scotland to a net zero economy.



Knorr-Bremse has been awarded a contract by Siemens Mobility to equip 15 high-speed Velaro Egypt electric multiple units (EMUs) with braking systems and entrance systems. The work starts in Q4 2023 and extends to Q1 2026.

The order includes an option for the equipment of another 26 trainsets. In addition, Knorr-Bremse’s Evac brand will supply sanitary systems for 34 Desiro HighCapacity regional passenger trains built by Siemens Mobility for the Egyptian market, including an option for another 60 sanitary systems.

Dr. Jürgen Wilder, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division, said: “In recent years, Egypt has emerged as an ambitious, dynamic market for rail travel and transportation. The country has been investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure and railroads for some time, in the urban, regional and high-speed sectors.



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