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Digirata - an ETCS in Finland
Digirata - an ETCS in Finland

Like other European countries, also Finland is preparing to introduce ERTMS.

BMZ has mastered the mid-repair of the Class 2TE25A
BMZ has mastered the mid-repair of the Class 2TE25A

BMZ received the right to carry out mid-repairs of the Class 2TE25A diesel locomotives Vityaz with the asynchronous propulsion.

Lineas presented its FAME locomotive
Lineas presented its FAME locomotive

On 28 March 2024, Lineas presented its FAME locomotive, which highlights the company's commitment to finding sustainable solutions to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector.

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RBP and RAILPOOL signed rental agreement for Modula locomotives
RBP and RAILPOOL signed rental agreement for Modula locomotives

On 26 March 2024, RAILPOOL and Rheinische Bahnpersonal- und Verkehrsgesellschaft signed the full-service leasing contract for five Modula hybrid shunting locomotives.

Nightjet service between Wien and Brussels with one Vectron
Nightjet service between Wien and Brussels with one Vectron

Since mid-March, nightjet trains on the route Wien - Brussels and back have been operated without change of the locomotive.

A complex mix of problems around ÖBB's and other Tauruses, ČD railjets and ETCS
A complex mix of problems around ÖBB's and other Tauruses, ČD railjets and ETCS

Many operators are facing the difficult problem of upgrading or retrofitting the ETCS OBUs (On-Board Units) to their Taurus locomotives. Moreover, the same is true for the railjet non-traction multiple units (NMUs) of ÖBB and ČD.

CFL cargo uses its new TRAXX3 MS locomotives
CFL cargo uses its new TRAXX3 MS locomotives

On 15 March 2024, CFL cargo announced that it started using first Germany-Luxembourg-Poland TRAXX locomotives.

DB's Class 249 will start regular operation
DB's Class 249 will start regular operation

On 15 March 2024, at marshalling yard in Halle (Saale) a new generation of locomotives has been unveiled that will make DB Cargo's fleet more efficient and powerful in the future: the Vectron Dual Mode light.

EMKA2 received a certificate of conformity
EMKA2 received a certificate of conformity

On 15 March 2024, the EMKA2 shunter received a certificate of conformity of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) valid for five years.

Captrain Italia and RAILPOOL further strengthen their partnership in Italy
Captrain Italia and RAILPOOL further strengthen their partnership in Italy

On 29 February 2024 RAILPOOL and Captrain Italia reached an important agreement that further strengthens their partnership in Italy.

More RSL Vectrons for ČD already in Praha
More RSL Vectrons for ČD already in Praha

On 7 and 8 March 2024, ČD technicians take delivery of three more Vectrons from leasing company RSL.

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.

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.