Mecateamcluster has received €150 000 from the French government for its CONVERT study into future of electrification and the rolling stock for secondary lines.

The Rail Working Group has published a position paper arguing that revisions to the Basel III rules on prudential standards for banks from 2025 could mean higher financing cost for the rail sector if the additional security of lending secured against, or leasing, rolling stock is not takem into account.

NGE subsidiary TSO completed its first rail telecoms project with the installation and commissioning of GSM-R masts on the Revermont line for SNCF Réseau.

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between STRIDES International and Egis at the Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition (SITCE) 2022.

STRIDES International Business and Egis have signed a MoU covering cybersecurity consultancy for rail operators globally.


Alstom and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have launched a master’s degree in railway systems engineering. The one-year course is available to graduates with or without rail experience, and covers design and development of systems including signalling, electrification and rolling stock.


Lifting equipment manufacturer Mechan reports that attendance at InnoTrans increased interest in its products, and it has restructured its team to meet rising demand. This includes the promotion of Lindsey Mills to Sales Director.


Alstom is to recruit 200 welders for its Česká Lípa site, and has established its own training facility to address what it says is a chronic shortage of welders and welding operators in the Czech Republic.


The United Wagon Co board has appointed Dmitry Olyunin as Director General, succeeding Timofey Khryapov on November 7. Olyunin has been a member of the board since 2018 and previously held senior positions in various Russian banks.

Rail cybersecurity expert Shao Fei Huang, who was recently appointed as Group CISO of SMRT Corp, has joined the advisory board of Cylus.


Wascosa has appointed Iris Hilb as CEO with effect from January, succeeding Peter Balzer who will become Chairman.

Susgo has upgraded its PikeOS to Common Criteria (CC) Level EAL 5+ Security Certification, helping to reduce security certification time for embedded devices in applications such as IoT-connected rolling stock.