Brief overview of key events and news in the rail rolling stock markets.
EU: Over 2,500 Traxx locomotives have been sold across Europe, North America, Africa, and Central and South Asia, Alstom says.
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.
Romania: The first four-section tram produced by Astra Vagoane at the Arad plant was delivered to the country's capital in June. It is planned to produce 100 trams of this series under the contract worth €200 mln.
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.
Romania: Alstom was awarded a contract for the delivery and maintenance of 20 trains by ARF. Initially, the tender was won by CRRC, but its application was rejected by the Bucharest court, although the company has even produced and certified the train.