On 19 January 2021, Deutsche Bahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the Type IS 600 revision of 40 Class 412 EMUs.
On 8 December 2020, Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract by Deutsche Bahn to modernise its S-Bahn Stuttgart fleet of Class 423 and 430 EMUs.
On 24 November 2020, Siemens Mobility and its partners have won two research projects from the German Center for Rail Traffic Research (DZSF, Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung) to study the safety of automated rail operations.
On 8 October 2020, Traktionssysteme Austria (TSA) announced that it was awarded contract by Ingeteam Power Technology to design and deliver traction motors for 23 TRAVCA locomotives to be used in the ECx trains of Deutsche Bahn.
24 September 2020 became a historic day for the Belgian rail network, when a DB Cargo Belgium Vectron hauled the first commercials train in Belgium.