Archives by Tag 'Velaro'

Alstom wants to stop Eurostar from buying Siemens’ trains [BBC Video]

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Friday, October 22, 2010

More from BBC video on the Eurostar new trains’ soap: Eurostar is facing a High Court challenge over its decision to award a £500m order for new high speed trains to a German company rather than a French one. French firm Alstom is suing to stop Eurostar buying new trains from Germany’s Siemens. Alstom says […]

DB ICE trains through the Channel: it could work!

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ok, it’s clear that the trouble following Eurostar’s decision to buy Velaro D train sets for the renewal of its fleet crossing the Europe is in Eurotunnel’s hands. And London High Court, as well, considering Alstom legal opposition to the operator’s choice. Meanwhile, German DB moves a further step forward and brings for the first […]

Siemens Velaro chosen for future Eurostar fleet

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Saturday, October 9, 2010

In spite of the disappointment among French, Eurostar unveiled last 7th of October its next generation fleet of high speed trains for its Chunnel and continental Europe service. 10 e320 train sets (16 distributed power cars, 400m long, 320km/h speed) will be built by German Siemens, based on the Velaro D technology already developed for DB. […]