Time has come for the hybrids
MTU's hybrid traction system has established itself in the rail market - Experts comment on that.
MTU continues successful course in China
Six companies from across China's industries signed contracts and letters of intent covering over 200 MTU engines of various types at the CIIE.
Alpha Trains to lease hybrids
MTU and Alpha Trains intend to jointly retrofit Alpha Train’s Talent, Desiro and Lint fleets with MTU hybrid drives.
First hybrid rail project in the UK
MTU and Porterbrook have agreed the delivery of MTU Hybrid PowerPacks that can convert from diesel-only to hybrid-electric operation.
Energy transition on rail
MTU signs a number of agreements for the purchase of MTU hybrid rail drives at the transport technology trade fair
Hybrid drives for the Emerald Isle
MTU and Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail will jointly pioneer the use of MTU hybrid rail drives on the Irish railway network.
Hybrid for Coradia Lint
Abellio, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH and MTU plan to implement a new hybrid drive solution on Abellio’s fleet of Coradia Lint diesel trains.
MTU Rail Service 4.0
Hitachi relies on digital customer support from MTU.
The Dragon rides the rails
China’s rise as a global rail technology player.
Argentinian railways back on track
Credit from China and engines from Friedrichshafen give Argentina’s rail system a new lease on life.
Power without overhead lines
Use the brakes to cut up to fuel by 25% and protect the environment. Accelerate faster and travel more quietly. That basically sums up the MTU Hybrid PowerPack.
Save with new gears
MTU and the state railways of the Republic of Ireland have signed a contract for rebuilding three MTU PowerPacks.
Cruise Train on rails
Superlative in every respect, the Train Suite Shiki-Shima is powered by electricity generated by two MTU Series 4000 engines on non-electrified routes.
Tier 4 locos with MTU
MTU will deliver Series 4000 and Series 2000 engines to Knoxville Locomotive Works.
MTU PowerPacks for UK's Transpennine Express
MTU is once again to deliver rail drive systems to Hitachi Rail Europe: a total of 57 MTU Series 1600 PowerPacks will be used to power 19 new Class 802 intercity trains.
To Sylt by train with MTU
For its motorail service from Niebüll, on the mainland, to the town of Westerland on Sylt, rail operator RDC AUTOZUG Sylt GmbH has bought two new Siemens Vectron DE diesel-electric locomotives.
Kiwis from China
Powered by MTU engines from Germany, KiwiRail's chinese DL-Class locomotives haul freight trains weighing thousand of tons
Hitachi honours MTU as best Supplier
MTU has delivered over 200 PowerPacks on time to Hitachi and at a consistently high quality during that time.
Queen takes a train ride with MTU
The brand new train of British railway company Great Western Railways wears noble dark green livery and carries a royal title: Queen Elizabeth II.
MTU rail engines for New Zealand
MTU is to supply Series 4000 rail engines for New Zealand rail operator Kiwi Rail for the fourth time.
MTU Rail Power for the British Isles
Wherever there are tracks in the British Isles, MTU rail drive systems deliver the power for locomotives and railcars.
PowerPacks for CAF regional trains in England
MTU is to supply 140 environmentally-friendly Series 1800 PowerPacks to Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF.
A great fit
A diesel engine, an electric motor and the newly developed EnergyPack battery system – three components making one unique product.
MTU to supply 136 PowerPacks for Hitachi Class 802
MTU has received an order from Hitachi Rail Europe to supply 136 Series 1600 PowerPacks to be installed in a total of 36 Class 802 high-speed trains
Railcars from Harsco Rail, powered by MTU PowerPacks, will play a key part in maintaining the world's longest railway tunnel.
Ultra-Low emission engines for Vossloh locos
MTU has signed a letter of intent with Vossloh Locomotives GmbH for the delivery of 44 ultra-low emission Series 4000 rail engines.
Partnership with Hitachi
MTU is to supply additional Series 1600 PowerPacks to Hitachi Rail Europe, and will assume responsibility for their maintenance from 2017.
Remanufactured PowerPacks for Transdev Group
MTU has signed a contract with Transdev Group for the remanufacturing of around 400 PowerPacks.
World Premiere: MTU Hybrid PowerPack
MTU is staging a world premiere at Innotrans: the MTU Hybrid PowerPack will be on show together with the new MTU EnergyPack battery system.
MTU at Innotrans
MTU is to present its current and pioneering drive systems and service solutions at international railway exhibition Innotrans.
1,000th PowerPack for Alstom
MTU is to deliver the 1,000th MTU Series 1800 PowerPack designed to meet EU Stage IIIB emissions standards to railcar manufacturer Alstom.
MTU rail engines operate worldwide. Click on this interactive map and find out where these engines operate.
Diesel goes electric
MTU has performed its own tests on a hybrid train on the Stauden railway line in Germany.
New lease of life for Latvian locos
In Latvia, the first of 14 Type 2M62UM double section mainline locomotives has begun a new life of service.
On the Swabian Railway
MTU-powered trains carry not only locals but large numbers of tourists through the Südbahn railway line from Ulm to Friedrichshafen - a popular holiday region.
German debut for Link trains
Link railcars supplied by Polish manufacturer PESA and driven by MTU PowerPacks are now in operation on routes in Germany for the first time.
First locomotives for Transnet presented
First of 232 CRRC locomotives for South Africa were inaugurated in Dalian. The locomotives are powered by MTU Type 20V 4000 R63L engines.
Lithuanian Railways overhauls freight locomotives using MTU reman engines.
MTU to supply 100 engines for Chinese freight locomotives in Argentina
MTU has received orders for the delivery of a total of 100 Series 4000 engines from Chinese locomotive manufacturer China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC).
By ensuring that the alpine routes remain open and safe all year round, high-performance maintenance locomotives form the backbone.
Second major engine remanufacturing
The first engine to be returned to operator Virgin Trains following a second major remanufacturing at MTU Reman Technologies in Magdeburg.
26 MTU PowerPacks for regional trains in Denmark
Alstom has ordered 26 MTU PowerPacks for 13 Coradia Lint 41 rail vehicles.
Ten new locomotives for Poland's diesel-powered rolling stock
Polish rail operator PKP Intercity is planning to put ten brand-new GAMA 111Db locomotives into regular service by the end of October.
SBB orders additional Harsco maintenance vehicles driven by MTU PowerPacks
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) have again chosen maintenance vehicles powered by MTU.
An uphill task
MTU repowered the Alstom diesel-electric Type AD16 locomotive, which transports passengers and various other things in Madagascar
Maybach and MTU traction systems make British railway history
MTU and its predecessor companies have had a shaping influence on the development of rail traffic in the UK with their innovative traction and service solutions since the 1950s.
MTU showcases Hybrid PowerPack at Railtex Exhibition
From 12 to 14 May 2015, MTU will be showcasing its Hybrid PowerPack at the Railtex Exhibition in Birmingham, England, at booth A85.
Carrying the hopes of a nation
Chinese locomotives are set to reshape freight traffic in South Africa and put the nation on track for economic growth. They are driven by MTU engines.
Diesel goes electric: Hybrid drives prove themselves in trials
For the very first time, MTU has performed its own tests on a hybrid train.
Martina makes light of heavy industry
At the Voestalpine steelworks rail yard in the Austrian town of Linz on the River Danube they need powerful partners.
First Hitachi Super Express Train arrives in the UK
The first Class 800 pre-series train for the British Intercity Express Programme (IEP) arrived in England today. MTU PowerPacks®, with 700 kW output, power the vehicle.
MTU PowerPacks for Hungarian railroad maintenance and construction vehicles
From mid-2016, four MTU Series 1800 PowerPacks will be driving track maintenance vehicles operated by Hungarian State Railways.
Allgäu's vintage snow plough locomotive
Deutsche Bahn's V 221 locomotive, powered by MTU engines, is deployed as a snow plough locomotive.
Mastering the Alpine passes
Rhaetian Railway's new multi-purpose utility locomotive is completing its commissioning trials in the Swiss Alps with a MTU engine.
Rolls-Royce MTU engines to power Chinese Locomotives in South Africa
Rolls-Royce has received a major order from Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian (CNR) and its local South African Consortium (CNRRSSA) for the delivery of a total of 232 MTU Series 4000 engines.
First Hitachi Super Express Train rolls into action
Hitachi has put its first three pre-series Hitachi Super Express trains onto the tracks. The trains rolled out of the Hitachi factory in Kasado, Japan, on 13 November.
Rolls-Royce supplies MTU engines to Latvian State Railways
Rolls-Royce has won an order to supply 28 MTU engines to Latvian State Railways.
Rolls-Royce and PESA sign framework agreement for the delivery of MTU PowerPacks
Rolls-Royce is to supply up to 940 MTU PowerPacks to the Polish rail vehicle manufacturer PESA. The underfloor drive units are to be used to power Link railcars operated by Deutsche Bahn.
5,555 MTU Rail PowerPacks
Since 1996, MTU staff have assembled almost 5,555 rail PowerPacks based on Series 183, Series 1800, and, most recently, Series 1600 engines
Gigantic show with personal touch
Michael Kempf is a service technician currently at Innotrans and sent this post about the importance of service.
Slideshow MTU@InnoTrans 2014: 90 years of rail drives
Take a walk around the trade show with us. Say hello to our staff at the MTU booth. Discover at the open-air area...
'Railcars are the trend'
Blog post from applications technology team leader Harald Gottschalch about events at Innotrans.
'Rail industry is getting cosmopolitan'
A post from Aaron Haußmann, team leader in rail drive sales, about his first day at Innotrans.
A view of the MTU booth
MTU showcases an engine from bygone days, and next to it, its current rail portfolio.
Trade Show Highlights
MTU engines are not only showcased at the MTU booth, but can be seen in many of the locomotives and railcars in the outdoor display.
Video: Shaping the Future
A video showing MTU milestones in 90 years of railway history.
Innotrans here at last!
Countdown to Innotrans - blog post from MTU applications technician Ulrich Tröstler.
90 years as a systems partner
In 1924, Karl Maybach laid the foundation for the MTU rail-drive brand, putting the company on track for success.
Innotrans 2014: MTU exhibits milestones from 90 years of rail drives
MTU will be exhibiting its drive and service solutions at the international trade show for railway technology Innotrans. The company will be celebrating an anniversary on this occasion: Products from MTU have been driving the rail industry for 90 years.
MTU to supply Series 1600 engines for maintenance vehicles in Gotthard and Ceneri Base Tunnels
MTU Series 1600 engines are set to play a vital role in the maintenance of the new Gotthard and Ceneri Base Tunnels.
What does the future hold for automatic start/stop technology, bi-fuel and gas engines and hybrid drive systems? A look into the future in the rail sector.
MTU supplies diesel engines to Pesa for new Gama locomotives
MTU has received an order from Polish rail vehicle manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz SA for ten Series 4000 locomotive diesel engines.
Coradia Lint power cars put into service in the Cologne region
In mid-January, the first of 56 Coradia Lint power cars manufactured by Alstom was unveiled at Cologne Central Station.
Series 1600 Rail engines now go into series production
Series production of Series 1600 engines for shunting locomotives and railcars has already begun at MTU.
First MTU Series 1600 locomotive engines go into service
Locomotives equipped with the new MTU Series 1600 engine have gone into service for the first time.
For its new marshalling locomotive, American rail vehicle builder Knoxville Locomotive has switched to a single high-speed MTU unit.
"We are being paid for availability and reliability"
Jim Brewin, development engineer at Hitachi Rail Europe, explains the requirements which Hitachi and MTU have to meet for the IEP project.
MTU supplies 250 Powerpacks for new railcars in the British Intercity Express program. Maintenance contract covers next 27.5 years.
MTU´s Hybrid-Powerpack enables railcars to operate almost silently on non-electrified routes and to do it on 25% less fuel.
King of the hill
Up to 4,000 wagons are shunted around every day at Europe´s biggest marshalling yard. Without reliable freight locomotives, everything would come to a standstill.