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Green light for key HS2 depot
Green light for key HS2 depot

In mid-February Buckinghamshire Council gave the green light for HS2’s maintenance hub, which will bring around 300 jobs to Calvert in Buckinghamshire.

Stadler to build more hydrogen trains for California
Stadler to build more hydrogen trains for California

On 15 February 2024 the State of California and Stadler have signed an agreement for delivery of six additional hydrogen trains.

FLIRT AKKUs for Chicago
FLIRT AKKUs for Chicago

On 21 February 2024 Stadler has been awarded the contract to supply up to 16 FLIRT AKKU BEMUs for Metra, to operate on its Rock Island Line.

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PESA-built Class 654 EMU authorised
PESA-built Class 654 EMU authorised

On 16 February 2024, Drážní úřad (DÚ, the Czech Railway Authority) issued a type approval for the Class 654, i. e. the Type Regio160 manufactured by PESA Bydgoszcz.

Sirius again in Slovakia
Sirius again in Slovakia

On the PSO line R23 Kolín - Ústí nad Labem, the Sirius EMU has been in test operation with passengers since 5 February 2024, but now it has also appeared on the ŽSR network.

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.

HS2 moves first huge Delta Junction viaduct section over M42/M6 link road
HS2 moves first huge Delta Junction viaduct section over M42/M6 link road

HS2 has moved the first huge viaduct section into place over the motorway network in North Warwickshire, marking a milestone for the project’s Delta Junction as HS2 reaches peak construction in the region.

ZSSK's Class 561 started passenger service
ZSSK's Class 561 started passenger service

ZSSK continues to modernise its fleet. On 15 February 2024 at 10.30 the first KISS EMU was put into regular operation at Nové Zámky in the presence of representatives of the Slovak Ministry of Transport and the management of Stadler and ZSSK.

SBB ordered more Girunos
SBB ordered more Girunos

On 14 February 2024 SBB ordered five additional Giruno high-speed trains.

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.

First ČD Class 680 Pendolino with ETCS on test
First ČD Class 680 Pendolino with ETCS on test

On 22 January 2024, Pendolino 680.004 arrived at VUZ Velim, which was the first of its class to be equipped with the ETCS OBU.

Sirius in test passenger service
Sirius in test passenger service

At the beginning of 2024, the plan mentioned last summer that the Class 665 would begin trial operation, not under the umbrella of Leo Express but RegioJet, became a reality.

Hitachi Rail completed first dynamic testing of its ETCS on Paris - Lyon HSL
Hitachi Rail completed first dynamic testing of its ETCS on Paris - Lyon HSL

In early 2024, Hitachi Rail has successfully completed the first dynamic test of its digital signalling technology for the Paris - Lyon high speed line.

Stadler will supply Next Generation Intercity Trains to Saudi Arabia
Stadler will supply Next Generation Intercity Trains to Saudi Arabia

On 5 February 2024, Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) and Stadler have signed contracts for the supply and the maintenance of the Next Generation Passenger Trains for the operation on the growing network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Go-Ahead completed sale of German rail operations to ÖBB
Go-Ahead completed sale of German rail operations to ÖBB

On 1 February 2024, the Go-Ahead Group has completed the sale of its German rail business to ÖBB.