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Škoda Group Austria Established
Škoda Group Austria Established

On 2 February 2023, the Škoda Group announced that it had established a new subsidiary, Škoda Group Austria GmbH.

TfW's First FLIRT In Service
TfW's First FLIRT In Service

18 January 2023 saw the first of the 71 FLIRTs for Transport for Wales to start the commercial service.

Škoda Started Production Of Elron EMUs
Škoda Started Production Of Elron EMUs

In December 2022, Škoda started the production of bodyshells for the first three-car EMUs for Eesti Liinirongid (Elron) at the Ostrava works.

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HS2 Completes Foundation Work For UK’s Longest Railway Bridge
HS2 Completes Foundation Work For UK’s Longest Railway Bridge

The last of 292 concrete piles that will form the foundations for the UK’s longest railway bridge were installed this week at the site of HS2’s Colne Valley Viaduct.

TfW's Class 197 Launched
TfW's Class 197 Launched

On 26 January 2023 the first of Transport for Wales’ brand new 800 million GBP fleet of trains was officially launched by Lesley Griffiths MS at a ceremony in North Wales.

Nightjet On Test In Velim
Nightjet On Test In Velim

At the VUZ Velim test centre many interesting vehicles have recently appeared.

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Eurostar Group’s New Branding
Eurostar Group’s New Branding

On 24 January 2023 Eurostar Group, incorporating Thalys and Eurostar, revealed the new brand to take the business forward.

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LE TRAIN Orders Avrils
LE TRAIN Orders Avrils

On 23 January 2023 in Bordeaux the new French open access operator LE TRAIN signed an agreement with Talgo for a batch of high speed trains, based on the Avril design, for use in France.

HS2’s First Birmingham Viaduct Pier Completed
HS2’s First Birmingham Viaduct Pier Completed

HS2 has revealed images of a big construction milestone in Birmingham city centre, with the completion of the first giant V-shaped pier for the 300 m long viaduct that will bring high speed trains into the new Curzon Street Station.

Third CRRC-Built EMU For WESTbahn
Third CRRC-Built EMU For WESTbahn

In December 2019, WESTbahn ordered four six-car double-deck EMUs from CRRC ZELC.

First Class 530 Moravia EMU In Service
First Class 530 Moravia EMU In Service

On 19 January 2023, the first four-car Moravia EMU was put into service.

Alpha Trains Leases FLIRT3 XL EMUs To VIAS
Alpha Trains Leases FLIRT3 XL EMUs To VIAS

On 19 January 2023, Alpha Trains announced that its regional trains will also be “on track” in the Rheingau area.

Škoda Will Deliver Night Cars For VR
Škoda Will Deliver Night Cars For VR

On 18 January 2023, VR ordered nine double-deck sleepers and eight car-carrier wagons worth around 50 million EUR from Škoda Transtech.

ENR Talgos In Regular Service
ENR Talgos In Regular Service

In late December 2022, ENR, launched commercial service of Talgo rakes.