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Siemens Mobility to invest in the new factory in Chippenham
Siemens Mobility to invest in the new factory in Chippenham

Siemens Mobility is investing 115 million EUR to establish a cutting-edge rail infrastructure manufacturing, digital engineering and research & development (R&D) centre in Chippenham, UK.

CZ LOKO completes delivery of EffiShunters for DB Cargo Italia
CZ LOKO completes delivery of EffiShunters for DB Cargo Italia

DB Cargo Italia ordered four EffiShunter 1000 locomotives in early October 2022.

Nightjets to Belgium with a through haulage soon
Nightjets to Belgium with a through haulage soon

On 20 February 2024, Vectron 193 962 of ÖBB/ELL made a test run from Germany to Schaarbeek on the normal nightjet route (via the old line between Leuven and Liège).

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Deliveries of T4000 pocket wagons started and more ordered
Deliveries of T4000 pocket wagons started and more ordered

On 21 December 2023, ERA issued an approval for the T4000 pocket wagons from Tatravagónka so that the latter could subsequently start deliveries of a 200-strong batch to VTG. The first set of 15 wagons was shipped in January 2024, with the second set being transported to the customer in early February.

Adif's new diagnostics FLIRT starts tests in Spain
Adif's new diagnostics FLIRT starts tests in Spain

In December 2019 Adif awarded a consortium of Stadler and MerMec a 74.4 million EUR contract for three diagnostics trains, two EDMUs for use on the 1,668 mm gauge network, and one 1,435 mm gauge EDMU for use on the 1,435 mm gauge high speed network.

Siemens Mobility and CARGOUNIT signed agreements for the delivery of up to 100 locomotives
Siemens Mobility and CARGOUNIT signed agreements for the delivery of up to 100 locomotives

On 28 February 2024 CARGOUNIT, the largest independent Polish locomotive leasing company, has signed agreements with Siemens Mobility for the purchase of 10 Smartron locomotives a up to 90 Vectron MS locomotives, of which 30 have been called up.

More Stadler-built locomotives for KiwiRail
More Stadler-built locomotives for KiwiRail

On 27 February 2024, Stadler and KiwiRail signed two locomotive contracts. The first one involves the delivery of nine SALi mainline locomotives, the second one includes the supply of 24 hybrid battery-diesel shunters.

PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL hires a Dragon 2 locomotive
PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL hires a Dragon 2 locomotive

PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL has started using one Dragon 2 (Type E6MST) locomotive. 

HS2 launches third TBM under capital building the Northolt Tunnel
HS2 launches third TBM under capital building the Northolt Tunnel

HS2’s London tunnels programme passed a major milestone as the third tunnel boring machine (TBM) being used as part of the project was launched on 25 February 2024.

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.

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.

Metrans now owns 100 % of Adria Rail
Metrans now owns 100 % of Adria Rail

19 February 2024 - Metrans, the rail subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has once again invested in the expansion of its European network and acquired 100 % of the Adria Rail Group, which operates in Serbia and Croatia.