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Siemens Mobility to invest in the new factory in Chippenham
Siemens Mobility to invest in the new factory in Chippenham

Siemens Mobility is investing 115 million EUR to establish a cutting-edge rail infrastructure manufacturing, digital engineering and research & development (R&D) centre in Chippenham, UK.

Nightjets to Belgium with a through haulage soon
Nightjets to Belgium with a through haulage soon

On 20 February 2024, Vectron 193 962 of ÖBB/ELL made a test run from Germany to Schaarbeek on the normal nightjet route (via the old line between Leuven and Liège).

HS2 launches third TBM under capital building the Northolt Tunnel
HS2 launches third TBM under capital building the Northolt Tunnel

HS2’s London tunnels programme passed a major milestone as the third tunnel boring machine (TBM) being used as part of the project was launched on 25 February 2024.

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Green light for key HS2 depot
Green light for key HS2 depot

In mid-February Buckinghamshire Council gave the green light for HS2’s maintenance hub, which will bring around 300 jobs to Calvert in Buckinghamshire.

Stadler to build more hydrogen trains for California
Stadler to build more hydrogen trains for California

On 15 February 2024 the State of California and Stadler have signed an agreement for delivery of six additional hydrogen trains.

FLIRT AKKUs for Chicago
FLIRT AKKUs for Chicago

On 21 February 2024 Stadler has been awarded the contract to supply up to 16 FLIRT AKKU BEMUs for Metra, to operate on its Rock Island Line.

PESA-built Class 654 EMU authorised
PESA-built Class 654 EMU authorised

On 16 February 2024, Drážní úřad (DÚ, the Czech Railway Authority) issued a type approval for the Class 654, i. e. the Type Regio160 manufactured by PESA Bydgoszcz.

Sirius again in Slovakia
Sirius again in Slovakia

On the PSO line R23 Kolín - Ústí nad Labem, the Sirius EMU has been in test operation with passengers since 5 February 2024, but now it has also appeared on the ŽSR network.

Up to 250 Vectrons for RAILPOOL
Up to 250 Vectrons for RAILPOOL

On 20 February 2024, RAILPOOL and Siemens Mobility have concluded a framework agreement for the delivery of up to 250 Vectrons.

HS2 moves first huge Delta Junction viaduct section over M42/M6 link road
HS2 moves first huge Delta Junction viaduct section over M42/M6 link road

HS2 has moved the first huge viaduct section into place over the motorway network in North Warwickshire, marking a milestone for the project’s Delta Junction as HS2 reaches peak construction in the region.

ZSSK's Class 561 started passenger service
ZSSK's Class 561 started passenger service

ZSSK continues to modernise its fleet. On 15 February 2024 at 10.30 the first KISS EMU was put into regular operation at Nové Zámky in the presence of representatives of the Slovak Ministry of Transport and the management of Stadler and ZSSK.

SBB ordered more Girunos
SBB ordered more Girunos

On 14 February 2024 SBB ordered five additional Giruno high-speed trains.

Flexible leasing model for regional trains: Smart Train Lease
Flexible leasing model for regional trains: Smart Train Lease

On 14 February 2024 Siemens Mobility announced that it has founded the subsidiary Smart Train Lease GmbH to enable customers to flexibly supplement their fleets with rented Mireo Smart battery, hydrogen, and electric units.

First ČD Class 680 Pendolino with ETCS on test
First ČD Class 680 Pendolino with ETCS on test

On 22 January 2024, Pendolino 680.004 arrived at VUZ Velim, which was the first of its class to be equipped with the ETCS OBU.

Sirius in test passenger service
Sirius in test passenger service

At the beginning of 2024, the plan mentioned last summer that the Class 665 would begin trial operation, not under the umbrella of Leo Express but RegioJet, became a reality.