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Depou Alstom Grivita pentru trenuri electrice
Depou Alstom Grivita pentru trenuri electrice

On 23 April 2024 Alstom has announced the completion of a new maintenance facility in Bucharest.

Chinese EMUs in Romania and Serbia
Chinese EMUs in Romania and Serbia

During April two CRRC-built EMUs units arrived in Southeastern Europe for two operators in quick succession.

Renfe's Class 106 AVRILs enter service
Renfe's Class 106 AVRILs enter service

The first variable-gauge Class 106 EMUs carried their first fare-paying passengers on services linking Madrid to Galicia and Asturias on 21 May 2024. The same day fixed-gauge 106s appeared on AVLO services to Catalunya and Levante.

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Class 555 trains begin daytime test runs
Class 555 trains begin daytime test runs

The daytime testing began on Wednesday 15 May 2024, when a new Metro train operated in the gaps between timetabled services provided by the current fleet on Metro’s coastal route between Newcastle and North Tyneside.

Acceptance runs with the ICE3 neo in Belgium
Acceptance runs with the ICE3 neo in Belgium

Since 13 May 2024, DB is executing the acceptance test runs with the new Class 408 ICE3 neo which is scheduled to start regular passenger service between Brussels and Frankfurt this June.

Production of Class EP2DM with a toilet in the intermediate car has started
Production of Class EP2DM with a toilet in the intermediate car has started

Taking into account the wishes of operators and in order to improve passenger comfort, the TMH Engineering centre has developed a non-powered intermediate car for the Class EP2DM EMUs with a toilet.

RegioPanter EMUs for RegioJet
RegioPanter EMUs for RegioJet

RegioJet concluded a contract with Škoda Group for the delivery of a total of 23 RegioPanters.

The first PID RegioPanter started test passenger service
The first PID RegioPanter started test passenger service

On 13 May 2024, RegioPanter 640.234 of ČD in PID colours (Pražská integrovaná doprava, Prague's integrated transport) was put into test operation with passengers on the S4 Praha - Kralupy nad Vltavou line.

Coradia Max for Renfe unveiled
Coradia Max for Renfe unveiled

On 26 April 2024, the Spanish Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Oscar Puente, and the President of Renfe, Raül Blanco, visited Alstom's industrial site in Catalonia, where the 201 new high-capacity Class 452 commuter trains for Renfe are being manufactured.

INNEO metro units for Oslo
INNEO metro units for Oslo

Sporveien has signed an agreement with CAF for the supply of 20 metro trains and their spare parts, with an option to increase the number by up to 90 additional units.

Desiro HC for Egypt unveiled
Desiro HC for Egypt unveiled

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.

First Estonian RegioPanter in Latvia
First Estonian RegioPanter in Latvia

On the night of 5/6 April 2024, the first Type 21Ev EMU for Elron set off on its journey from Ostrava to Riga.

ÖBB ordered further 21 Desiro ML units
ÖBB ordered further 21 Desiro ML units

On 29 April 2024, Siemens Mobility has received an order from ÖBB for an additional 21 Desiro ML three-car EMUs.

Renfe's Spanish shuffle
Renfe's Spanish shuffle

On 11 April 2024 it was announced that Renfe had now received the first ten Class 106 AVRIL high speed trains.

KISS first contract awarded in Bulgaria
KISS first contract awarded in Bulgaria

On 26 April 2024, Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria and Stadler have signed a contract for the delivery of seven KISS EMUs.