Deutsche Bahn (DB) has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the revision of 40 trains of the series 412 ICE 4. This is the largest service order ever awarded to Siemens Mobility by Deutsche Bahn. The contract also includes an option for the revision of 50 additional series 412 trains. IS 600 revisions are required for new high-speed trains operated by Deutsche Bahn when they have reached a mileage of 1.65 million kilometers. The work will be carried out beginning in mid-2021 in the “Expert House” service area of the Siemens Mobility Test and Validation Center in Wegberg-Wildenrath, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and Hex Solutions have won the State Prize for Consulting and the Constantinus Award for their innovative locomotive timetable project. The artificial intelligence involved saves money and reduces CO2 emissions in the rail logistics industry.
On December 29, 2020, the CYP track laying machines of CREC arrived at the Luang Prabang Railway Station in Laos, marking the completion of the track laying between Vientiane and Luang Prabang on the China-Laos Railway and laying a solid foundation for completing the whole line by May 2021 and opening the railway to traffic in December.