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.
Netherlands: NS national operator has started the final test phase of one five-car and one eight-car vehicle. A gradual launch of a 79-train fleet is expected to begin on domestic lines in December.
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.
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.
Netherlands: ProRail and Arriva Nederland have published the results of a new phase of the Stadler automated DMU trails. It shows that targets to improve energy efficiency and achieve a precise stop at the desired location are not achieved.