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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.

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.

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First railjet 2 in passenger service
First railjet 2 in passenger service

On 22 March 2024, ÖBB inaugurated service for the first railjet of the new generation.

A complex mix of problems around ÖBB's and other Tauruses, ČD railjets and ETCS
A complex mix of problems around ÖBB's and other Tauruses, ČD railjets and ETCS

Many operators are facing the difficult problem of upgrading or retrofitting the ETCS OBUs (On-Board Units) to their Taurus locomotives. Moreover, the same is true for the railjet non-traction multiple units (NMUs) of ÖBB and ČD.

ICE 4 fleet now complete
ICE 4 fleet now complete

On 19 March 2024, the final, 137th ICE 4 was handed over to DB.

DB's Class 249 will start regular operation
DB's Class 249 will start regular operation

On 15 March 2024, at marshalling yard in Halle (Saale) a new generation of locomotives has been unveiled that will make DB Cargo's fleet more efficient and powerful in the future: the Vectron Dual Mode light.

Ten more METRANS Vectrons complete
Ten more METRANS Vectrons complete

On 14 February 2024, after the completion of standard administrative matters, the locomotives 383.439 and 440 were put into service, the last two of the next ten of METRANS' own Vectrons.

More RSL Vectrons for ČD already in Praha
More RSL Vectrons for ČD already in Praha

On 7 and 8 March 2024, ČD technicians take delivery of three more Vectrons from leasing company RSL.

ComfortJet: training of employees started
ComfortJet: training of employees started

On 4 March 2024, ČD, in cooperation with the Siemens Mobility and Škoda Group production consortium, started training employees on ComfortJet non-traction multiple units (NMUs).

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.

Siemens Mobility and CARGOUNIT signed agreements for the delivery of up to 100 locomotives
Siemens Mobility and CARGOUNIT signed agreements for the delivery of up to 100 locomotives

On 28 February 2024 CARGOUNIT, the largest independent Polish locomotive leasing company, has signed agreements with Siemens Mobility for the purchase of 10 Smartron locomotives a up to 90 Vectron MS locomotives, of which 30 have been called up.

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.

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.

80 % of new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire
80 % of new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire

Siemens Mobility has confirmed that 80 % of new trains for the Piccadilly line will be assembled at a new Goole rail village.