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Latest passenger rolling stock procurement news: Eurostar, Skoda Group, ZIKSTO, Indian Railways
Latest passenger rolling stock procurement news: Eurostar, Skoda Group, ZIKSTO, Indian Railways

Brief overview of key events and news in the passenger rolling stock markets.

27 May 2024
First batch of new-generation locomotives by CRRC put into operation in China
First batch of new-generation locomotives by CRRC put into operation in China

China: Ten six-axle FXN3B locomotives are performing shunting operations at two Beijing railway stations.

27 May 2024
Alstom starts delivering seven-car trams to Lyon
Alstom starts delivering seven-car trams to Lyon

France: The manufacturer has delivered the first of 35 Citadis 402 low-floor trams to the Lyon's Public Transport Authority SYTRAL.

27 May 2024
Australia faces third accident with driverless locomotives in a year
Australia faces third accident with driverless locomotives in a year

Australia: Two weeks ago, the mining company Rio Tinto announced that its freight train hit a set of loaded stationary cars 80 km from the city of Karratha.

27 May 2024
Green traction to raise doubts for US railway business
Green traction to raise doubts for US railway business

USA: The Wall Street Journal has a great article on the prospects and limitations of alternative traction for diesel locomotives.

24 May 2024