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ComfortJet enters the next phase of its testing
ComfortJet enters the next phase of its testing

On 11 June 2024, ČD ComfortJet 002 unit conducted another test run, the following day is scheduled to be put into service with passengers for the first time.

Comment on the accident in Pardubice
Comment on the accident in Pardubice

Following the accident of RJ 1021 service in Pardubice on 5 June 2024 at 22.49 h, RegioJet issued a press release on 7 June 2024 announcing that from Saturday 8 June 2024 it is withdrawing all Austrian type sleeping cars from service.

Tragic accident in Pardubice
Tragic accident in Pardubice

On 5 June 2024 at 22.49 h, a head-on collision occurred at the Pardubice hl. n. (main) station between trains RJ 1021 Praha hl. n. - Košice - Čop of RegioJet and Nex 41340 Bratislava - Bremerhaven of ČD Cargo.

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Franken-Thüringen-Express sprints with Desiro HCs on the Nürnberg - Erfurt HSL
Franken-Thüringen-Express sprints with Desiro HCs on the Nürnberg - Erfurt HSL

DB Regio trains will run with 190 km/h between Bayern and Thüringen from 9 June.

CAF commissions the first phase of modernised Sofia central station
CAF commissions the first phase of modernised Sofia central station

On 6 June 2024, the CAF Group's railway signalling business has commissioned the first phase of modernised Sofia central station, meaning that trains in the Bulgarian capital are now running on the first five tracks.

Sirius on ETCS tests
Sirius on ETCS tests

A test service with passengers with the Sirius 665.002, which began in February this year, finished at the end of May. Now the next phase of the...

Stadler's newest service centre in Germany
Stadler's newest service centre in Germany

On 29 May 2024, the Stadler's FLIRT AKKU service centre in Rendsburg was opened, which has been built over the past 19 months in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein.

DE 18s for SPITZKE
DE 18s for SPITZKE

On 26 March 2024, SPITZKE SE and Vossloh Rolling Stock signed a contract for ten low-emission DE 18 Stage V locomotives.

Vossloh wins further order for rail fastening systems in the Chinese high-speed network
Vossloh wins further order for rail fastening systems in the Chinese high-speed network

Vossloh has further strengthened its market position in China. Its subsidiary Vossloh Fastening Systems China was again commissioned to supply rail fastening systems for a section of a high-speed line currently under construction.

A very new railway for Egypt
A very new railway for Egypt

Siemens Mobility is making progress on a huge contract for Egypt that is set to take rail transport in the country to a whole new level.

New Kintetsu Class 8A EMUs
New Kintetsu Class 8A EMUs

On the night of 31 May 2024, the first Class 8A EMUs produced by Kinki Sharyo were transferred to Kintetsu's Takayasu depot.

LION Logistics uses roadrailLink in the transportation of semi-trailers to Ukraine
LION Logistics uses roadrailLink in the transportation of semi-trailers to Ukraine

One of the cases of this year's new transports using the roadrailLink system is a line across Poland operated by the German forwarding company LION Logistics.

Metrans expands terminal area in Dunajská Streda
Metrans expands terminal area in Dunajská Streda

Metrans, the rail company of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has expanded its Slovakian hub terminal in Dunajská Streda by around five hectares.

West Coast target for Virgin Trains return to rail
West Coast target for Virgin Trains return to rail

Virgin has submitted an application to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for four Open Access rail paths.

Alstom will supply six additional Vancouver SkyTrain Mark V trains
Alstom will supply six additional Vancouver SkyTrain Mark V trains

On 28 May 2024, Alstom announced that it will supply six additional SkyTrain Mark V trains (30 railcars) to TransLink in Vancouver, British Columbia, under a contract valued around 86 million EUR.