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Hundredth NP1
Hundredth NP1

On 25 January 2020, NEVZ handed over NP1-100 to SGOK, completing the contract for the supply of two Class NP1 traction units for use on iron ore trains, signed in May 2020.

HS2’s Chilterns ‘Barn Design’ Vent Shaft Gains Planning Approval
HS2’s Chilterns ‘Barn Design’ Vent Shaft Gains Planning Approval

The first of five headhouses that will provide ventilation and emergency access to HS2’s 16 km long Chiltern tunnel has gained planning approval from Buckinghamshire Council.

Modernisation Of Bombardier Brugge Works
Modernisation Of Bombardier Brugge Works

On 26 January 2021, Bombardier Transportation has announced the launch of a major investment and hiring plan aimed at increasing the production capacity of its Brugge factory.

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Dragon At Velim
Dragon At Velim

Newag is currently building a batch of 24 dual-voltage Class ET43 locomotives for PKP Cargo.

HS2 Set To Start Permanent Construction Of Victoria Road Crossover Box
HS2 Set To Start Permanent Construction Of Victoria Road Crossover Box

HS2 have completed sheet piling work by contractors Skanska Costain STRABAG Railways Joint Venture (SCS Railways) in Acton, West London, to enable the construction of the Victoria Road Crossover Box.  

Another Newcomers For Vysoké Tatry
Another Newcomers For Vysoké Tatry

Following the first narrow-gauge Class 495.95 EMU for TEŽ and OŽ, which arrived in Slovakia on 14 January 2021, another new vehicle destined for ZSSK appeared in Poprad a week later.

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Impuls EDMUs For Województwo Zachodniopomorskie
Impuls EDMUs For Województwo Zachodniopomorskie

On 21 January 2021, the main station in Szczecin saw the official handover of the first two Impuls 2 EDMUs built by Newag for Województwo Zachodniopomorskie.

Belgian Test Runs By Infrabel And Lineas
Belgian Test Runs By Infrabel And Lineas

Starting on 18 January 2021, the Belgian railway Infrastructure manager Infrabel is running tests with the purpose to carry out interference current measurements in order to check the compatibility of the new TCM100 track circuits with already homologated rolling stock. 

More TRAXXes For GTS Rail
More TRAXXes For GTS Rail

On 21 January 2021, Bombardier Transportation and GTS Rail signed a contract for three more Class E.494 TRAXX DC3 locomotives.

First FS Pendolino In Greece
First FS Pendolino In Greece

On 20 January 2021, the first Class ETR 470 Pendolino upgraded by Alstom has arrived in Thessaloniki, marking the arrival of high-speed trains in Greece.

Alstom's ETCS For India
Alstom's ETCS For India

On 20 January 2021, Alstom announced it has won a contract worth 106 million EUR to design, supply and install the signalling, train control and telecommunication system of the 82 km Delhi - Ghaziabad - Meerut RRTS corridor.

Siemens Mobility Awarded Service Contract For ICE 4 Trains
Siemens Mobility Awarded Service Contract For ICE 4 Trains

On 19 January 2021, Deutsche Bahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the Type IS 600 revision of 40 Class 412 EMUs.

Stadler Uses Local Suppliers In Nexus project
Stadler Uses Local Suppliers In Nexus project

Stadler is making localism a key tenet of the project to build, supply and maintain new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

BST To Provide Maintenance For 32 Chinese HSTs
BST To Provide Maintenance For 32 Chinese HSTs

On 19 January 2021, Bombardier Transportation announced that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has been awarded a contract by China State Railway Group to provide maintenance service for 32 BST-built high-speed trains.

Škoda Vagonka Put Into Operation A New Machining Centre
Škoda Vagonka Put Into Operation A New Machining Centre

On 17 January 2021, Škoda Vagonka of Ostrava put into operation a new machining centre with a mobile portal, thanks to which it can machine oversized aluminum bodyshell components.