Brief overview of key events and news in the rail rolling stock markets.
One of the main trends in railway transport in recent years is replacing diesel engines with alternative ones. As all major manufacturers are responsive to market demands, they develop rolling stock on alternative traction.
Poland: This year the national operator plans to add 10 Stadler’s Flirt trains, two retrofitted ED74 EMUs by Pesa, four CZ LOKO’s EffiShunter 300 locomotives, and renewed passenger coaches to its fleet.
Poland: The company presented the concepts of Premium high-speed trains, biodiesel modification of Regio 160 trains, and also announced work on a new generation of Gama2 locomotives.
Germany: Alstom, CRRC, Siemens Mobility, Stadler and a number of other market players presented their locomotives at the InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin. Moreover, Siemens and Alstom announced new rolling stock orders.
Poland: PKP Intercity plans to switch to “zero-emission” rolling stock by 2030. Alstom and Siemens are ready to offer solutions, as well as local Pesa is developing such vehicles.
Ukraine: 55 trams were delivered to Dnipro, Zaporozhye, Odessa, Kiev and Kamenskoye last year, which is 41% more than in 2020, when these cities received 39 trams. Such assessments were presented by the AllTransUA website.