On 10 November 2023, the final stabling areas for all 46 new Metro trains is in the final stages of completion with all tracks successfully installed as part of the 70 million GBP rebuild of Gosforth Depot.
The new Metro trains have proved that they can take strain on a series of traction power tests over the network’s curves and gradients.
The movement to modernize regional transport continues to gain momentum: when the timetable changes in December 2023 will start, 18 new Desiro HC (partially) double-deck EMUs from Siemens Mobility will inaugurate service for the Franconia-Thuringia Express.
A series of special tests have been taking place to ensure that the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains perform correctly at their full customer capacity.
On 23 October 2023 at Frankfurt am Main Hbf the ICE 408 017 with new interior design celebrated its premiere.
On 20 October 2023 Alstom reached a milestone for India’s rail revolution with the inauguration of RapidX, which forms part of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).
On 7 September 2023 Avanti West Coast has completed the upgrade of the 35th, and the last of 11-car Pendolino EMUs.