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DAKO-CZ’s expansion to the Indian market brought record sales in 2022
3 February 2023
DAKO-CZ’s expansion to the Indian market brought record sales in 2022

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.

RZD announced approval plans for new electric trains to replace Lastochka EMUs
31 January 2023
RZD announced approval plans for new electric trains to replace Lastochka EMUs

Russia: It is planned to certify the ES104 electric train in 2023, which will be an analogue of Lastochkas of the ES2G series, as well as to approve the ES105 bi-mode EMU which will replace the ES1P model.

Sofia faces difficulties in purchasing metro trains due to dependence on Russian technologies
30 January 2023
Sofia faces difficulties in purchasing metro trains due to dependence on Russian technologies

Bulgaria: Half of the 16 trains intended to delivery should have automation compatible with previously installed Russian systems, however there are EU sanctions imposed on purchases from Russia.

Istanbul metro launches two unmanned lines with trains by Hyundai Rotem and CRRC
30 January 2023
Istanbul metro launches two unmanned lines with trains by Hyundai Rotem and CRRC

Türkiye: In January, two unmanned lines were launched in Türkiye’s capital: M8 and a part of M11. Both operate at the highest grade of automation, GoA4.

PC TS presented a low-floor 71-932 Nevsky tram for Saint-Petersburg
26 January 2023
PC TS presented a low-floor 71-932 Nevsky tram for Saint-Petersburg

Russia: Presentation of a two-cab three-section tram took place at the Nevsky Electric Transport Plant. In the near future, the first vehicle of this model will be supplied to the city and additional 37 such trams will be delivered by autumn.

New trains by Stadler begin service in the UK
26 January 2023
New trains by Stadler begin service in the UK

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.

PKP Intercity introduced plans for the fleet renewal in 2023
25 January 2023
PKP Intercity introduced plans for the fleet renewal in 2023

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.

RailPulse members proceed into final stage of testing telematics technologies in freight cars
24 January 2023
RailPulse members proceed into final stage of testing telematics technologies in freight cars

USA: This year the RailPulse joint venture is preparing to bring a telemetry platform to the market, providing real-time visibility of location, health, etc of the railcar.

The Kazakh government unveiled KTZ’s long-term plans for the purchase of the rolling stock
24 January 2023
The Kazakh government unveiled KTZ’s long-term plans for the purchase of the rolling stock

Kazakhstan: Prime minister Alihan Smaiylov introduced plans for the delivery of locomotives, passenger, and freight cars for the fleet of the national operator and its subsidiaries.