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InnoTrans 2024: Voith sets benchmarks with products and services for sustainable rail transport
InnoTrans 2024: Voith sets benchmarks with products and services for sustainable rail transport

The digital automatic coupler (DAC) will be one of the key topics at InnoTrans, which will bring together around 130,000 trade visitors from the mobility sectors of more than 56 countries in Berlin from September 24 to 27, 2024.

Huge beams lifted into place for new HS2 bridge near Kenilworth
Huge beams lifted into place for new HS2 bridge near Kenilworth

A 91-metre Carol Green rail bridge designed to carry HS2 over the existing West Coast Main Line near Kenilworth is taking shape, following the successful installation of 83 giant pre-tensioned concrete beams over 13 consecutive weekend night shifts.

Gama DualPower at the Żmigród circuit
Gama DualPower at the Żmigród circuit

On the OETD IK Żmigród test circuit, a dual-mode locomotive prototype produced by PESA Bydgoszcz is undergoing driving tests.

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Wiener Linien orders more Flexity trams
Wiener Linien orders more Flexity trams

City of Vienna and Wiener Linien ordered 27 additional Flexity trams from Alstom.

Ex-DB cars put into service in Bulgaria
Ex-DB cars put into service in Bulgaria

On 22 June 2024, for the first time BDŽ PP put into regular service with passengers former DB's IC1 coaches.

SBB Cargo International orders another 20 Vectrons with XLoad
SBB Cargo International orders another 20 Vectrons with XLoad

SBB Cargo International has ordered an additional 20 Vectron MS locomotives equipped with the XLoad package. The locomotives will be leased from SüdLeasing in a long-term contract with a flexible term.

Alstom upgrades up to 449 ÖBB vehicles with latest ETCS technology
Alstom upgrades up to 449 ÖBB vehicles with latest ETCS technology

On 17 July 2024, Alstom signed a long awaited contract with ÖBB to upgrade up to 449 vehicles with the ETCS OBUs.

The București to Giurgiu line is passable after 19 years
The București to Giurgiu line is passable after 19 years

After a long time, the repair of the damaged section of the line, which is (was) the main link between the Romanian metropolis and Bulgaria, was completed.

HS2’s "Bellingham Bridge" takes shape in Birmingham
HS2’s "Bellingham Bridge" takes shape in Birmingham

HS2 has completed the four huge piers of the Curzon 2 bridge, marking a significant construction milestone on the sequence of viaducts that will take high-speed trains in and out of Birmingham.

The new "Aurora"
The new "Aurora"

On 6 June 2024, at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, a mock-up of the interior of the new carriage for "Aurora" train to be operated by FPK, was presented at the RZD stand. 

Transmash no more in the TMH's structure
Transmash no more in the TMH's structure

On 12 July 2024, Transmashholding (TMH) sold its Transmash works of Engels, which is a manufacturer of wagons and snow removal equipment. As a result of the transaction, Traktornye zavody became the major shareholder of Transmash.

Innovative obstacle detection system is being tested for the first time on the Berlin S-Bahn
Innovative obstacle detection system is being tested for the first time on the Berlin S-Bahn

Automated operation is a key function for expanding rail capacity and strengthening the performance of railways.

Hankyu introduces Class 2300 EMUs
Hankyu introduces Class 2300 EMUs

Hankyu Corporation unveiled the new Class 2300 EMUs that will enter commercial service on the Kyoto Line on 21 July 2024.

Liebherr HVAC units for Etihad Rail high-speed trains
Liebherr HVAC units for Etihad Rail high-speed trains

Liebherr Transportation Systems (China) has supplied HVAC units to CRRC Qingdao Sifang.

Alstom and HHA signed contract for Type DT6 metro trains and CBTC
Alstom and HHA signed contract for Type DT6 metro trains and CBTC

On 10 July 2024,  Alstom has signed a framework agreement with Hamburger Hochbahn AG worth up to 2.8 billion EUR for the delivery of up to 374 new metro trains, for fully and semi-automated operation.