France: The running gear is being developed for a prototype of the Leger low-floor battery-powered two-car train, which the national operator plans to launch on the country's low-density lines in 2029.
France: The American manufacturer has launched the MONITOR project. It implies fitting freight cars with sensors to monitor the condition of the braking system and bogies as well as to provide radio communication between cars.
France: In September 2022, the second automatic metro line with trains by Siemens was launched in Rennes. Two months later, new rolling stock for Marseille and Île-de-France was unveiled at Alstom’s plant in Petite-Forêt.
France: The manufacturer showed a coupler of the head and double-deck passenger cars. From 2024, they should start replacing 3rd generation Duplex trains as part of the TGV service.
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.
France: The national operator has unveiled three battery-powered vehicle concepts to help reopen low-traffic lines and replace diesel-powered rolling stock.