UK: The University of Birmingham made a feasibility study on the use of ammonia fuel cells in mainline freight locomotives compared to diesel and hydrogen vehicles.
EU: Europe's Rail has updated its estimates of the potential costs of the DAC introduction on freight cars. The estimates and the initiative itself have attracted criticism by ZNPK, an association of minor operators from Poland.
USA: California Air Resources Board has approved a rule that will ban diesel locomotives more than 23 years old from operating in the state from 2030 whereas new incoming locomotives will be emission-free.
Russia: The national railway operator filed an application to the Commercial Court of Moscow. The session is scheduled for 22 May.
After having reported a spike in demand for its products and services amid challenges of the economic environment, the company has received the first orders for its France-based plant acquired from Alstom.
Australia: ARA has published an estimate of the total loss to regional budgets due to the lack of harmonisation in the procurement of rolling stock between 2014 and 2023. The government is setting up the relevant bodies.
China: According to the producer’s annual report, revenues from the segment fell by almost 30% in 2022 compared to CNY 41 bln ($6.4 bln) in 2021.
Russia: The court resolves the German manufacturer's allegation that it cannot satisfy the contract with RZD contradicts its terms and conditions and the European Commission's clarifications.
EU: In January 2023, new public procurement rules came into force in the European Union. The first company to be affected by these rules is CRRC.