On March 1 CRRC announced that Deutsche Bahn had purchased an additional 300 sets of Laaers double-deck automotive wagons.

Spain‘s Council of Ministers has authorised ADIF to calltenders for the supply 12 diesel-electric locomotives of 1 668 mm gauge and three of metre gauge for infrastructure maintenance, rescue and snow clearance duties. The budget is €140m, and the contract would included eight years of maintenance.

Österreichische Bundesforste and ÖBB have digitalised rail logistics processes for transporting timber, from electronic consignment notes and empty wagon orders to future transport status messages and ETA forecasts.

Canadian Pacific has released a list of nine nominees who will stand for election as directors at its General Meeting on April 27. They are: Isabelle Courville, John R Baird, President & CEO Keith Creel, Jill Denham, Edward R Hamberger, Matthew H Paull, Jane L Peverett, Andrea Robertson and Gordon Trafton.

A report from the UK’s Mineral Products Association and Rail Freight Group says government backing will be required to encourage a further shift of construction material traffic from road to rail in the West Midlands.

Norfolk Southern has appointed Paul B Duncan as Vice-President Network Planning & Operations, Michael McClellan as Senior Vice-President & Chief Strategy Officer, Nabanita Nag as Senior Vice-President & Chief Legal Officer, and Clay Moore as Vice-President & Controller.

Marek Olkiewicz has been appointed to the PKP Cargo supervisory board and as management board member in charge of operations.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced state grants totalling $76·4m for 38 projects to renew and modernise rail freight infrastructure.

CargoBeamer has appointed Boris Timm to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer and the executive board. Tim Krasowka and Mario Glöckner have been appointed joint managing directors, in charge of Rail Operations and identifying new terminal locations.