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METRANS under its own licence in Slovenia
METRANS under its own licence in Slovenia

METRANS started to use its own railway undertaking METRANS ADRIA in Slovenia.

Transmontanas for Green Cargo complete
Transmontanas for Green Cargo complete

Softronic has completed the delivery of Transmontana locomotives for Green Cargo.

Second contract for EURO9000 locomotives - Alpha Trains orders 12 of them
Second contract for EURO9000 locomotives - Alpha Trains orders 12 of them

Alpha Trains and Stadler have announced a contract for the purchase of 12 EURO9000 locomotives with scheduled delivery in 2025 and 2026.

CZ LOKO
More EURO9000 locomotives in operation
More EURO9000 locomotives in operation

Following the first three locomotives handed over this June to Rail Force One, RTB CARGO and HSL Logistik, European Loc Pool has leased four more EURO9000 dual-mode locomotives.

METRANS launches direct haulage to Italy
METRANS launches direct haulage to Italy

METRANS hired three Vectrons in the A35 variant from Akiem, thereby incorporating in its fleet locomotives capable of operating in Italy and the entire Balkans for the first time.

TRAXXes for PCC Intermodal
TRAXXes for PCC Intermodal

There is another one operator for the TRAXX3 MS locomotives and the first one based in Poland.

First three EURO9000s handed over
First three EURO9000s handed over

During June, European Loc Pool handed over the first three EURO9000 locomotives for lease.

Direct Haulage By Vectrons Of BUDAMAR LOGISTICS To Italy
Direct Haulage By Vectrons Of BUDAMAR LOGISTICS To Italy

At the beginning of the year, the last two of the ten Vectron MS locomotives hired by BUDAMAR LOGISTICS from Rolling Stock Lease (RSL) in 2022's order were put into service.

First Vectrons From Akiem Order In Operation
First Vectrons From Akiem Order In Operation

On 22 March 2023, CER Cargo Holding took delivery of the first two of six Vectrons to be hired from Akiem.

Vectrons With Last Mile For ČD Cargo Arrived
Vectrons With Last Mile For ČD Cargo Arrived

On 3 March 2023, the two Vectron AC DPM locomotives ordered by ČD Cargo were delivered to the latter’s České Budějovice depot.

Vectron AC DPM Locomotives For ČD Cargo
Vectron AC DPM Locomotives For ČD Cargo

First of the Vectron AC DPM locomotives ordered by ČD Cargo has started test runs.

InnoTrans 2022 (23)
InnoTrans 2022 (23)

TRAXX3 MS 188 060 was the only exhibited locomotive by Alstom - now also representing the production of Bombardier Transportation (BT), from whose development this one originates.

Contract For ETCS Retrofitting Of ČD Cargo Class 163 And 363 Locomotives Finished
Contract For ETCS Retrofitting Of ČD Cargo Class 163 And 363 Locomotives Finished

On 1 November 2022, the contract for the retrofit of the on-board ETCS in 78 Class 163 and 363 locomotives of ČD Cargo was completed with a ceremonial act at Plzeň main station.

InnoTrans 2022 (17)
InnoTrans 2022 (17)

At InnoTrans 2022, Vossloh Locomotives presented its new name, Vossloh Rolling Stock, for the first time and also exhibited two locomotives - the DE 18 and the completely new Modula EBB. 

First EffiShunter For Trainpoint Norway
First EffiShunter For Trainpoint Norway

Shortly after midnight on 6 September, the first of the five EffiShunter 1000 locomotives ordered by Trainpoint Norway left the CZ LOKO works in Jihlava heading for Sweden.