India: This sum is allocated in the national budget for April 2023 – March 2024 while the whole budget line for the development of the railway sector totals INR 2.4 tln ($29.3 bln).
Egypt: The Russian manufacturer will provide 12-year technical support of the Russian-Hungarian passenger coaches being delivered since 2020. The agreements package is worth €430 mln totally.
Pakistan: The national operator launched a passenger train consisting of 6 newly produced and 3 refurbished coaches by CRRC on the Islamabad – Karachi route.
Czechia: For the first time annual revenues of the manufacturer of braking systems exceeded CZK 2 bln with the Indian market where DAKO-CZ set up two joint ventures with local manufacturers in 2022 accounting for 75% of sales.
Russia: It is planned to certify the ES104 electric train in 2023, which will be an analogue of Lastochkas of the ES2G series, as well as to approve the ES105 bi-mode EMU which will replace the ES1P model.
Bulgaria: Half of the 16 trains intended to delivery should have automation compatible with previously installed Russian systems, however there are EU sanctions imposed on purchases from Russia.
Türkiye: In January, two unmanned lines were launched in Türkiye’s capital: M8 and a part of M11. Both operate at the highest grade of automation, GoA4.
Russia: Presentation of a two-cab three-section tram took place at the Nevsky Electric Transport Plant. In the near future, the first vehicle of this model will be supplied to the city and additional 37 such trams will be delivered by autumn.
UK: In January the passenger railway operator TfW put into operation the diesel FLIRT train on the Rhymney – Penarth line, and a new generation of city trains, IPEMU, entered service in the Liverpool City Region.