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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.

Mercitalia Intermodal extends fleet upgrade with PJM's Smart Train functions
Mercitalia Intermodal extends fleet upgrade with PJM's Smart Train functions

Combining transport efficiency with safety is a crucial requirement in daily intermodal transport for Mercitalia Intermodal, a company of the FS Italiane Group’s Logistics Business Unit.

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.

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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.

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.

Tesmec‘s new APLA vehicles
Tesmec‘s new APLA vehicles

On 5 December 2023, a special vehicle for overhead line maintenance of a Type APLA100-e arrived at the VUZ Velim test centre.

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.

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.

 

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.

First EURO9000 run in Belgium
First EURO9000 run in Belgium

On 29 January 2024, the first run of the EURO9000 in Belgium took place, from Aachen to the port of Zeebrugge.

Alpha Trains and Stadler sign full-service agreement for the maintenance of EURO9000 locomotives
Alpha Trains and Stadler sign full-service agreement for the maintenance of EURO9000 locomotives

On 8 February 2024, Alpha Trains signed a full-service maintenance agreement with Stadler.

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.

Knorr-Bremse sells Kiepe Electric to Heramba
Knorr-Bremse sells Kiepe Electric to Heramba

Knorr-Bremse has sold Kiepe Electric, based in Düsseldorf, to Heramba.

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.