Operail Stargate Hydrogen fuel cell locomotive impression (1)

Estonian company Stargate Hydrogen has appointed Markus Hirvonen as Chief Operating Officer of its Stargate Rail subsidiary, overseeing the retrofitting of freight locomotives with hydrogen equipment. 

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German federal railway authority EBA has recognised TÜV SÜD Rail as the country’s first certification body for Entities in Charge of Maintenance.


Trinity Industries has announced consolidated 2021 revenue of $1·5bn and adjusted earnings per share of $0·34; in Q4 2021 the group’s lease fleet utilisation rate stood at 95·7%, with orders placed for 5 360 new wagons and 2 805 wagons delivered. Trinity expects to deliver 40 000 to 50 000 wagons during 2022 and to invest $450m to $550m in its lease fleet, generating earnings per share of $0·85 to $1·05.

Sustainability, transport and urban development consultancy Rebel Group and the International Union of Operating Engineers have joined the US High Speed Rail Coalition.

RM Rail bogie

Russian manufacturer RM Rail has been discussing the possibility of establishing a venture to assemble wagons in Hungary.

The Knorr-Bremse supervisory board has nominated Dr Reinhard Ploss for election as Chairman at the annual general meeting to be held on May 24 2022. He will succeed Professor Mangold, who is stepping down. Ploss plans to resign as CEO of Infineon Technologies at the end of March.