UK: In his meeting with Markus Bernsteiner, CEO of the Stadler Group, the Mayor of Liverpool, Steve Rotheram, talked about the need to pay for the downtime of the trains.
EU: Over 2,500 Traxx locomotives have been sold across Europe, North America, Africa, and Central and South Asia, Alstom says.
UK: The British Railway Industry Association (RIA) has published a report calling on the country's authorities to work on long-term contracts for passenger rolling stock.
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.
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.
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.
UK: The necessity to prevent body cracking is identified in a report by the UK regulator ORR. It also proposes a six-year plan to modernise the cars of Hitachi Rail trains operating in the country.
UK: A mock-up of the head car was shown at the Siemens Mobility plant in Goole. It is planned to produce 47 Inspiro trains at the site, but the implementation of the contract depends on the prospects for public funding.
UK: HAH-S, the joint venture of French and Japanese manufacturers, has signed contracts with HS2 Ltd. for the supply and maintenance of 54 high-speed EMUs worth £1.97 bln ($2.6 bln USD). The maximum speed of the EMUs should be 360 km/h.