On 15 October 2023 the new National Rail Contract (NRC) for West Coast Partnership (WCP) will start.
With under two months to go before the formal inauguration of the high speed line between Pola de Lena and La Robla, under the Cordillera Cantábrica, the final stage of testing arrived early in the mornings of 26 and 27 September, the days of simulated evacuations.
ZF will equip the metros built by Hitachi Rail for Italy's two largest cities of Milan and Rome with the latest generation of its two-stage spur gear drive.
On 7 September 2023 Avanti West Coast has completed the upgrade of the 35th, and the last of 11-car Pendolino EMUs.
The WL fleet will be modernized with 44 new X trains.