Proceed Group is to undertake a large-scale archiving and decommissioning project for Dutch national operator NS. This involves decommissioning a set of legacy SAP ECC systems using SAP’s Information Lifecycle Management, and implementing SAP archiving on the production SAP S/4HANA system to reduce data sprawl and meet regulatory requirements. ‘We wanted to ensure we’re only transferring data that we really need to keep. As renowned experts in SAP data management, Proceed Group are perfectly placed to help us with this critical project’, said NS Programme Manager Stan Jilesen.

CAF rolling stock factory in Spain.

The CAF group board has unanimously decided to appoint Javier Martínez Ojinaga as CEO with effect from September 1.

Networking software company 6WIND and Kontron Transportation France have announced a partnership to supply European rail infrastructure managers with Access IP 2G GSM-R, 4G (PS-LTE) and 5G (FRMCS) technology using 6WIND Turbo IPsec end-to-end security over the mobile backhaul network. ‘This partnership with 6WIND gives us and our customers unique differentiation with embedded and standalone leading edge security gateways and IPSec capabilities, enabling us to always strengthen and maintain security of our GSM-R systems that do evolve towards IP connectivity, but also our next generations systems such as PS-LTE and FRMCS portfolio’, said Michael Riegert, CEO of Kontron Transportation.


Martin Wawra, currently Managing Director of Voith Turbo in China and the joint ventures with CRRC, will take over as Head of the Mobility Division and become a member of the management board of Voith Turbo as of June 1. He succeeds Cornelius Weitzmann, who is to take over from Dr Uwe Knotzer as Chairman.

Hitachi Rail has joined the US High Speed Rail Association as a Global VIP Member. ‘Development in high speed rail brings extraordinary market opportunity for the US economy in terms of direct and indirect jobs, as well as long-term material upgrades to ageing infrastructure’, said Jason White, Executive Officer, Americas, at Hitachi Rail. ‘Decarbonising transportation will be a major driver for business in the next 20–30 years.’

On April 23 Canadian wagon builder National Steel Car said several employees has tested positive for Covid-19, and ‘out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with Public Health Hamilton’ it had decided to temporarily suspend manufacturing operations for two weeks. Administrative and engineering functions would continue on-site.


Sustainalytics has provided Eurofima with an update of its second party opinion on the green bond framework, which recognises that it is fully aligned with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles 2018 and the EU taxonomy.

Alstom logo on Saint Ouen building

Alstom is using Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux and Ansible Automation Platform for its edge computing, reducing manual processes by automating the lifecycle of edge devices with updates delivered in real time or on demand. ‘Our customers have asked for a more secure and robust operating system which Red Hat Enterprise Linux has provided’, said Emilio Barcelos, Alstom’s Product Manager, Wayside Intelligence & Analytics. ‘As Alstom deploys thousands of wayside devices throughout the globe, providing our customers with actionable intelligence from the edge, automation tools such as Ansible help ease the deployment and updates of containerised applications and security patches.’