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.
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.
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.
Germany: An investigation of SWR, a German public broadcasting corporation, led to allegations that the company had broken the law. Siemens denies the accusation.
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 presentation of the JK-series four-car train was held at the Stadler service center in Velten. In total, 4 four-car pre-series vehicles are to be produced by the end of this year.
Spain: The manufacturer's CEO Michael Peter shared his vision in an interview with El Pais newspaper.
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: Siemens Mobility, Stadler, Skoda Group, Bozankaya and a number of other market players presented their trams and metro trains. Three novelties were exhibited among them.