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.
Italy: The Invitalia state investment agency and a private fund from the UAE have capitalized Titagarh Firema for the development of production aimed both at Italian and international markets.
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.
Since the beginning of the year, Alstom has signed several contracts for the supply of more than 60 LRVs for transportation systems in Latin America and Europe, but terminated a large contract in India.
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.
Italy: A mock-up of the Hitachi Blues train with traction system, which includes diesel, catenary and batteries, was presented in Florence in March. The first Blues should be delivered to the Tuscany region by the end of 2022.