On 14 January 2021, the National Authority for Tunnels, a governmental authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport of Egypt, and Siemens Mobility have signed a MoU - together with the local companies Orascom Construction S. A. E. and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.) - to design, install and commission Egypt’s first ever high-speed rail transportation system.
On 4 January 2021, HS2 has received the go-ahead from Birmingham City Council to begin the transformative refurbishment of the Old Curzon Street Station.
On 18 December 2020, the first freight train has arrived at HS2’s main construction compound in Buckinghamshire, as work continues to prepare for the start of construction across the central section of Britain’s new high-speed railway.
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 23 November 2020, HS2 issued an invitation to tender to five bidders in the running to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 lifts and escalators for HS2’s four major new stations.
On 3 October 2020, Bombardier Transportation launched its new EBI Sense digital service for predictive maintenance.
Traktionssysteme Austria has started its business partnership with Hungarian bogie manufacturer Ganz Motor already in 2018 and was now awarded the first order.
On 19 October 2020, HS2 revealed the latest designs for the Edgcote and Lower Thorpe Viaducts as the high speed rail project began a four week online engagement event for communities in Northamptonshire.
Vossloh continues to fulfill its contract for the supply of rail fastening systems for a new-built heavy haul line in southern Mongolia.