Preliminary impression of CAF train for SJ

CAF has appointed Certifer as Assessment Body and Notified Body for supply of 20 electric and 10 battery Civity Nordic multiple-units to Sweden’s Stockholm-Mälardalen region.

Stadler has acquired signalling business Bär Bahnsicherung, saying its infrastructure products would complement Stadler’s on-train technology. Bär has 130 employees in Fehraltorf, Olten, Oensingen and Lausanne providing services ranging from planning and construction to commissioning and testing. Products included the Eurolocking electronic interlocking. ‘The geographical and cultural proximity of our companies forms an excellent basis for making a major contribution to the roll-out of digital interlocking systems and CBTC’, said Dr Alexandre Grêt, CEO of Stadler Signalling.

Mitsubishi HC Capital’s US wagon leasing company MUL Railcars changed its name to PNW Railcars on December 1. ‘Over the past four years, as MUL Railcars, we more than doubled the size of our fleet to over 20 000 railcars, while continuing to provide ongoing support to our expanding customer base’, said CEO Andy Vestergaard. ’Now, as PNW Railcars we will continue that legacy of delivering solid value through comprehensive leasing and service solutions.’

Cairo metro Line 1 Alstom Metropolis train impression

Alstom has appointed Ramy Salah Eldeen Mohamed as Managing Director for Egypt. ‘This is an exciting time in Egypt as our customers look to drive innovation and growth in their public transportation offering, and we are ideally positioned to help them by offering the largest portfolio of green and smart solutions available in the market’, he said. He succeeds Mohamed Khalil who is to lead Alstom in Saudi Arabia.


Trasmashholding has joined Russia’s National Environmental, Social & Governance Alliance, which has been formed to provide a platform for sharing of knowledge and experience and developing and promoting ESG standards.

CZ Loko has received Entity in Charge of Maintenance certification from the EU Agency for Railways.

Alstom has appointed Daniel Kurucz as country Managing Director in the Czech Republic. He was Chairman and General Director of national railway ČD between February and November 2014.