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On 18 January 2023, VR-Yhtymä (VR Group) ordered nine double-decker sleeper cars ("kaksikerroksiset makuuvaunut", where the first word means "double-deck" in plural form, and the second "sleeping cars") and eight double-deck car-carriers ("autovaunut") from Škoda Group.
In 2018, Bane NOR has launched a project to switch the entire railway network to ERTMS, with inauguration of first two lines scheduled at the end of 2022. However, this did not happen.
On 25 August, MOB announced that GoldenPass Express (GPX) direct trains are scheduled to start operating on 11 December 2022 on the 115 km Montreux - Zweisimmen - Interlaken Ost route, with 1,000 and 1,435 mm track gauges.
The Russian aggression against Ukraine, launched in the early hours of 24 February 2022, has also resulted in a humanitarian crisis in the invaded country.
In January 2022, Talent 8442 100 started test passenger service in Baden-Württemberg and Bayern.
Historical step for the railway development in the Budapest metropolitan region.
During December, ČD began using the first of four Class 1216 locomotives that were purchased from Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo in 2021.
On 29 November 2021, MÁV-START started a test passenger service on a new train-tram system in southern Hungary, connecting the cities of Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely by using the Szeged - Békéscsaba railway line as a train between them and in Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely working as a tramway, using the local tram lines.
Since the middle of this summer, the roadrailLink (r2L) transport system has occasionally been used in transit transport of road vehicles between Italy and Poland, routed via Austria and the Czech Republic.
Eurostar had already in 2019 announced a plan to merge with Thalys, but just before the planned finalisation date, this was thwarted by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic; the parties are now revisiting this plan.
On 17 September 2021, TMH Germany celebrated the completion of a key construction milestone of the company's future maintenance center in Langweid am Lech.
On 29 June 2021, STM signed a contract to supply five Class TEM10 diesel shunters to the Magnitogorsky metallurgichesky kombinat (MMK, Magnitogorsk iron and steel works).
On 8 July 2021, TVZ received type approval for new Model 61-4524 and 61-4523 double-deck cars.
Until recently, CargoBeamer system has not seen wider use even after many years of existence, the Kaldenkirchen - Domodossola line being the only, on which long-term regular traffic was established. This is now changing and the first step towards expanding services has just been taken with the launch of a new route connecting the new Calais terminal with Perpignan on 10 July.