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.
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.
Czechia: For the first time annual revenues of the manufacturer of braking systems exceeded CZK 2 bln with the Indian market where DAKO-CZ set up two joint ventures with local manufacturers in 2022 accounting for 75% of sales.
Czech Republic: Since October last year, ČD has announced four tenders for the supply of up to 212 single- and double-deck trains of different traction systems, and this is the largest order in the company's history.
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.
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, the company has failed to win the contracts to supply almost 200 trams to Israel and 20 trains to Romania. In addition, CRRC has lost a contract to supply up to 33 trains to the Czech Republic and risks losing an order for 216 subway cars for India.
EU: Since the beginning of the year, the manufacturer has been awarded contracts with various European customers for the delivery of about 300 Vectron locomotives of different modifications.