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.
Austria: The Czech manufacturer established a subsidiary company in the country, which incorporated headquarters in Vienna and an office in Schwaz purchased from Molinari Rail.
Czech Republic: A quarter of a century ago, the first tram car by Skoda Group, Astra, left the factory in Plzen. Its current portfolio includes 475 LRVs in 13 cities in 4 European countries, with options under existing contracts.
Germany: Siemens Mobility, Stadler, Skoda Group, Bozankaya and a number of other market players presented their trams and metro trains. Three novelties were exhibited among them.
Russia: A prototype is planned to be presented in 2023. The preliminary work results obtained in partnership with the Skoda Group will be implemented in the tram.
PC TS handed over the tram with the ATO system by Cognitive Tram Pilot to the customer, CAF announced the trials of the computer vision system in Spain and Norway, and UKCP moved the deadlines for unmanned tram development.
Czech Republic: The manufacturer intends to start testing a two-car train with hybrid traction from batteries and catenary.
Czech Republic: The train was presented at the manufacturer's plant in Plzen at the end of December and will soon be tested first in the Czech Republic, and then in the client’s metropolitan - the capital of Poland.