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ComfortJet enters the next phase of its testing
ComfortJet enters the next phase of its testing

On 11 June 2024, ČD ComfortJet 002 unit conducted another test run, the following day is scheduled to be put into service with passengers for the first time.

Franken-Thüringen-Express sprints with Desiro HCs on the Nürnberg - Erfurt HSL
Franken-Thüringen-Express sprints with Desiro HCs on the Nürnberg - Erfurt HSL

DB Regio trains will run with 190 km/h between Bayern and Thüringen from 9 June.

A very new railway for Egypt
A very new railway for Egypt

Siemens Mobility is making progress on a huge contract for Egypt that is set to take rail transport in the country to a whole new level.

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Acceptance runs with the ICE3 neo in Belgium
Acceptance runs with the ICE3 neo in Belgium

Since 13 May 2024, DB is executing the acceptance test runs with the new Class 408 ICE3 neo which is scheduled to start regular passenger service between Brussels and Frankfurt this June.

Railjet der neuen Generation
Railjet der neuen Generation

Under this motto, ÖBB put the first nine-car railjet of the new generation into service on 22 March 2024; initially it ran on the domestic route Wien - Feldkirch on supplementary services.

Desiro HC for Egypt unveiled
Desiro HC for Egypt unveiled

Siemens Mobility is making progress on a huge contract for Egypt that is set to take rail transport in the country to a whole new level.

Siemens Mobility invests in digital depot in Dortmund
Siemens Mobility invests in digital depot in Dortmund

Siemens Mobility is investing approximately 150 million EUR to expand its service depot in Dortmund-Eving by 87,550 m2 to meet the growing demand for rail services.

ČD to buy ten Vectrons from RSL
ČD to buy ten Vectrons from RSL

ČD has announced that it will buy back ten of the Vectron MS locomotives it leases from RSL. In fact, the first has already been bought back as of 3 May 2024. 

Siemens Mobility to introduce its track-side ETCS for Digirata
Siemens Mobility to introduce its track-side ETCS for Digirata

On 25 April 2024 Siemens Mobility announced that it will upgrade the first section of Finland's rail network under the Finnish government's Digirata (Digirail) project.

ÖBB ordered further 21 Desiro ML units
ÖBB ordered further 21 Desiro ML units

On 29 April 2024, Siemens Mobility has received an order from ÖBB for an additional 21 Desiro ML three-car EMUs.

Helrom launches its second line
Helrom launches its second line

On 4 April 2024, Helrom launched its second line, connecting Regensburg and Lébény.

Signaling contract for the Hafeet Rail
Signaling contract for the Hafeet Rail

On 24 April 2024 Siemens Mobility, together with its consortium partner Hassan Allam Construction, announced that it has been awarded the Abu Dhabi - Sohar Design and Build Railway Systems and Integration contract by Oman - Etihad Rail, a joint venture co-owned by the two countries to deliver this network.

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.

ČD Cargo hires Vectron DM from Northrail
ČD Cargo hires Vectron DM from Northrail

At the beginning of April, ČD Cargo announced that it had hired one Vectron Dual Mode, namely 248 082, from Northrail, to be operated by its German branch.

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).