Germany: A new electric train started passenger service between Frankfurt and Cologne. Deutsche Bahn ordered 73 Velaro MS (ICE 3neo) trains for €2.5 bln to be delivered by 2029.
Germany: The producers have won a tender from DB Fernverkehr. Once the development of the two concepts is completed, a further tender for the production of the first batch of trains is expected to be announced.
Germany: Alstom, Hitachi Rail, Siemens Mobility, Stadler and a number of other players unveiled their trains. At the same time, new solutions of locomotive-hauled passenger coaches were presented by Deutsche Bahn.
Germany: A fleet of four 3-car GoA2 trains with automated start-up, acceleration, braking and stopping functions has been put into commercial operation on a section of the S-Bahn urban rail system in Hamburg.
Germany, Austria: Talgo showed the first ICE L train coach for Deutsche Bahn. In turn, Siemens Mobility presented the interior of a new generation of Viaggio coaches for OBB.
EU: A train with two selected coupling technologies from Dellner and Voith is now running in trial mode across Europe. It is planned to be shown at the InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin in September.
Germany: A joint presentation with Deutsche Bahn of a two-car train and a mobile trailer for hydrogen transportation took place at the manufacturer's plant in Krefeld.
EU: In 2021, the REUSE project by UIC to stimulate the railway equipment recycling was finalized. In turn, manufacturers are increasingly indicating the share of materials in the rolling stock that are recyclable.
EU: Since the beginning of the year, the manufacturer has been awarded contracts with various European customers for the delivery of about 300 Vectron locomotives of different modifications.