Not only new EMUs form part of the BLS fleet rejuvenating strategy. The operator wants to ensure that its fleet can be serviced and maintained at three works in the long term so that S-Bahn Bern can continue to operate efficiently and powerfully in the future.
On 8 September 2020, DB Cargo signed the framework agreement worth of well over 1 billion EUR with Siemens Mobility for up to 400 Class 248 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives.
Railpool announced that after the finalisation of the approval for the Croatian corridor for the TRAXX AC3 Last Mile locomotive on 20 May 2020, the successful commercial operation has started on 19 July by Transagent Rail using 187 305.
From 2 September 2020, operation using 22.5 t axleload is allowed for the entire route across in Slovenia, from the northeast (ie. from the Hodoš and Šentilj border stations) to the port of Koper, following upgrading of last C3 classified sections to D3 or D4 being completed.
On 2 September 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that New Jersey Transit Corporation has exercised an option for eight Class ALP-45 dual-power locomotives.