Stimio has again been successful in its capital raising efforts, obtaining €1.7 million from Crédit Mutuel Innovation and 574 Invest, SNCF Group investment funds.
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SNCF and its partners have begun testing a modified Regio 2N regional train as a prototype autonomous regional train for France's rail network.
The first of 30 new cross-border trains, which will operate between France and Germany, has begun testing for certification and approval, with the aim of beginning operation in 2024.
By confirming the refinancing agreement, Eurostar will be able to continue to operate the vital link between the UK and parts of Europe and meet its financial obligations in the short- to mid-term
The agreement means that SNCF and DB will pool their knowhow on technologies and digitalisation to build the railway system of the future.
Manufactured in Hauts-de-France, and certified ‘Made in France’, the new trains are set to modernise and improve services on France’s busiest lines.
The new order is part of an agreement signed in 2010 for Bombardier to provide a maximum of 860 OMNEO Regio 2N trains to SNCF.
For the first time in France, a locomotive has run in partial autonomy, under real operating conditions, with fully automated acceleration and braking functions.
CAPTRAIN España has signed a framework contract with Alpha Trains for up to 21 units of the new full electric EURO6000 Stadler locomotives.
Representing the second order from SNCF for the Normandy region, Bombardier will supply 11 additional OMNEO Premium double-deck EMU trains.
The Coradia Polyvalent trains, used by SNCF Voyageurs throughout the French regions, provide passengers with an ecological and economical mode of transport.
SNCF's order for 19 additional Regio 2N double-deck regional trains from Bombardier will be utilised in the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region.
Dr. Marc Antoni is due to step down as Director of the Rail System Department and as such the UIC has announced the name of his successor.
The Coradia Polyvalent Léman Express trains are hoped to increase the number of people using public transport for commuting, which is currently at just 16 per cent.
The almost €100 million funds will be used to finance eligible projects including maintenance, improvement and energy optimisation of railways, plus new route and line extension investments.