UK: In January the passenger railway operator TfW put into operation the diesel FLIRT train on the Rhymney – Penarth line, and a new generation of city trains, IPEMU, entered service in the Liverpool City Region.
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.
Spain: National operator awarded three contracts totalling a value of €858.4 mln for 97 electric trains. All the rolling stock will be manufactured in Spain.
Kazakhstan: The manufacturer is to supply 537 passenger coaches for the KTZ national operator. The deal is claimed to be worth €2.3 bln.
Germany: The presentation of the JK-series four-car train was held at the Stadler service center in Velten. In total, 4 four-car pre-series vehicles are to be produced by the end of this year.
Poland: The production moved from Stadler’s site in Fanipol to Siedlce in Poland due to the sanctions pressure on Belarus.
USA: The operator presented two seven-car trains manufactured at the Stadler plant in Salt Lake City. It is planned that 19 such trains will be put into operation on the San Francisco-San Jose line in 2024.
Switzerland: At the end of October, the narrow-gauge RhB operator ran a 1.9 km train on a 25 km route in the Alps with a grade of up to 35‰. The achievement was recorded by representatives of the Guinness Book of Records.
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.