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AVRIL in May - now official!
AVRIL in May - now official!

On 11 April 2024 MITMS Minister Óscar Puente announced that Renfe had now received the first ten Class 106 AVRIL high speed trains.

After buses and trams: TSA electric motors now in Milano’s subways
After buses and trams: TSA electric motors now in Milano’s subways

Milano’s subway system is gearing up for a green makeover with the integration of electric motors made in Austria. Following their success in buses and trams, Traktionssysteme Austria’s electric motors will now power the first batch of 21 new metro trains, worth 168 million EUR, serving lines M1 and M3.

First Class 756 train runs on the Core Valley Lines
First Class 756 train runs on the Core Valley Lines

History was made this month as the very first electric train ran north of Cardiff to Pontypridd during daylight hours.  

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ČD ComfortJet introduced
ČD ComfortJet introduced

On 9 April 2024 a joint event of ČD, Siemens and Škoda took place at Praha hl. n. station presenting the new ComfortJet non-traction unit (NMU).

Germany’s first use of the Mireo Plus B
Germany’s first use of the Mireo Plus B

On 8 April 2024 the first four Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility started regular passenger service, marking a premiere in Germany.

First C-Series train in passenger service
First C-Series train in passenger service

On 8 April 2024 Alstom has successfully delivered the first C-Series train as part of the Western Australian Government’s METRONET Railcar Program for passenger service.

 

First Elron RegioPanter left the Czech Republic
First Elron RegioPanter left the Czech Republic

On 5 April 2024, Škoda Group sent the first RegioPanter EMU from its work in Ostrava to the Estonian state operator Elron.

Digirata - an ETCS in Finland
Digirata - an ETCS in Finland

Like other European countries, also Finland is preparing to introduce ERTMS.

BMZ has mastered the mid-repair of the Class 2TE25A
BMZ has mastered the mid-repair of the Class 2TE25A

BMZ received the right to carry out mid-repairs of the Class 2TE25A diesel locomotives Vityaz with the asynchronous propulsion.

Planning approval granted for final key West Midlands structures bringing HS2 into Birmingham
Planning approval granted for final key West Midlands structures bringing HS2 into Birmingham

The final two major structures being built to bring HS2 into Birmingham have been approved by local councils - marking another significant milestone for the project.

TRANSWAGGON provides automatic brake testing and additional digital monitoring from PJM
TRANSWAGGON provides automatic brake testing and additional digital monitoring from PJM

Together with PJM, the TRANSWAGGON Group is making a key contribution to the automation and digitalization of rail freight transport in Europe. Wagon rental customers save time and increase safety in operation by equipping their wagons with automatic brake testing.

EMR to refurbish Class 360, 158 and 170 trains
EMR to refurbish Class 360, 158 and 170 trains

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has announced the start of a 60 million GBP programme to refurbish its fleet of Class 360, Class 158 and Class 170 trains.

Uncertainty about the future of Alstom’s Derby works
Uncertainty about the future of Alstom’s Derby works

“We are continuing to hold very constructive discussions with the Department for Transport to find a sustainable future for Derby, but time is short as our current projects are almost complete.” That was the message from the Managing Director at Alstom UK and Ireland Nick Crossfield in mid-March 2024.

New JNA-Z box wagons for DRS
New JNA-Z box wagons for DRS

On 28 March 2024 Direct Rail Services has taken delivery of a fleet of 25 brand new JNA-Z box wagons from VTG Rail UK.

Lineas presented its FAME locomotive
Lineas presented its FAME locomotive

On 28 March 2024, Lineas presented its FAME locomotive, which highlights the company's commitment to finding sustainable solutions to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector.