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New National Rail Contract for the West Coast Partnership
New National Rail Contract for the West Coast Partnership

On 15 October 2023 the new National Rail Contract (NRC) for West Coast Partnership (WCP) will start.

First test runs with Mireo HMU in Bayern
First test runs with Mireo HMU in Bayern

On 15 September 2023 Siemens Mobility has completed the first test runs with the Mireo Plus H hydrogen-powered train in Bayern.

Avanti West Coast’s Pendolino fleet upgrade reached major milestone
Avanti West Coast’s Pendolino fleet upgrade reached major milestone

On 7 September 2023 Avanti West Coast has completed the upgrade of the 35th, and the last of 11-car Pendolino EMUs.

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Livery of Avanti West Coast’s Class 805 trains
Livery of Avanti West Coast’s Class 805 trains

The livery for Avanti West Coast’s new fleet has been revealed for the first time at Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe works.

Five more ENNO trains
Five more ENNO trains

On 21 September 2023 representatives of Regionalverband Grossraum Braunschweig and Alstom have signed a contract for five more Coradia Continental EMUs.

First ComfortJet driving trailer
First ComfortJet driving trailer

The Siemens Mobility - Škoda Transportation consortium continues the work on the contract for twenty ComfortJet units.

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Great Northern’s Class 717 fleet set for upgrade
Great Northern’s Class 717 fleet set for upgrade

On 16 August 2023 Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has received authorisation from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to upgrade its Great Northern Class 717 Desiro UK to the latest specification of ETCS. I

Testing of Class 555 continues
Testing of Class 555 continues

Tens of thousands of detailed tests are taking place to get the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet ready for customer service.

Class 483/484 completely in service
Class 483/484 completely in service

On 18 September 2023 the new Berlin S-Bahn fleet has been completed: all 106 trains of the new class are now in service.

Zefiros for SJ will use Knorr-Bremse technologies
Zefiros for SJ will use Knorr-Bremse technologies

Alstom has commissioned Knorr-Bremse to equip new Swedish high-speed trains with braking systems, which will be managed by the latest evolution of the CubeControl brake control system.

Wales’ first tram-trains unveiled
Wales’ first tram-trains unveiled

On 31 July 2023 the Class 398 tram-trains that will revolutionise transport across the South Wales valleys have been unveiled at their new 100 million GBP depot at Taff’s Well, northwest of Cardiff.

Testing of 50 Hz train charging in Saxony
Testing of 50 Hz train charging in Saxony

Despite all the efforts to electrify the German rail network, many regional lines will remain without catenary in the future, as this investment is not worthwhile everywhere.

Still questions over emission-free operation in the north of the Netherlands
Still questions over emission-free operation in the north of the Netherlands

Since April 2021, Arriva Nederland operates the WINK units. Although they are technically capable of battery operation, for reasons that are hard to understand, the use of this capability is not in sight...

Stadler and the HÜBNER Group will be working more closely together on the VDV Tram-Train project
Stadler and the HÜBNER Group will be working more closely together on the VDV Tram-Train project

The HÜBNER Group companies HEMSCHEIDT Engineering and Kunststofftechnik Hennigsdorf (KTH) will now provide products and systems for 246 CITYLINK vehicles.

First ComfortJet on test
First ComfortJet on test

On 11 September 2023, the first ComfortJet for ČD arrived at Velim.