Russia: In the recently developed EP2DM electric train, the share of domestically manufactured components has been brought up to 99%.
EU: The Association of European Rolling Stock Lessors, AERRL, has published the first part of a study of such diesel alternatives as biofuel, biomethane, ammonia, batteries, and hydrogen in rail transport.
US: The 17.7 km long first section of the light metro Skyline is launched in Honolulu. It has nine stations with platform doors. The entire line will start operation in the spring of 2031.
Switzerland: A new company, Ace4Rail, plans to enter the market in 2028. Its founder Axel Kiese revealed some details of the project in his interview with Railcolor News.
Indonesia, Russia: Last autumn, word leaked out that Indonesia discusses various development options for string transport. This year, similar negotiations began in several regions of Russia.
Bulgaria: The Ministry of Transport calls for bids for a total of €1.4 bln VAT excluded. Winners of four tenders will be expected to supply 35 single-deck and 7 double-deck EMUs, 20 push-pull trains, and 18 shunting locomotives.
Russia: Earlier, the operator asked the Commercial Court of Moscow to impose a RUB 29.6 mln (€330,000) penalty.
US: These companies are Metrowagonmash (part of TMH) and Uraltransmash (part of Rostec).
Russia: A new generation shunting locomotive from TMH was handed over to a metallurgical company for controlled demo operation.