The European Investment Bank (EIB) provided a loan of €475 million to purchase new rolling stock for Brussels and modernize the urban rail transport infrastructure. In particular, the funds will be used to purchase 90 trams 32 or 43 meters long, as well as 43 new metro trains 94 meters long.

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The transport administration of the German region of Westphalia-Lippe NWL has announced a tender for leasing up to 60 hybrid single-deck trains powered by a contact network and batteries. The maximum speed of the prospective rolling stock should be 160 km/h, the number of seats should be 140-160 units. The contract is expected to be signed in the second half of the year.

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The government of the French region of New-Aquitaine approved the announcement of a tender worth €160.3 million for the supply of 11 single-deck and 4 double-deck trains. Single-deck trains should have a hybrid drive (diesel + catenary) with the possibility of upgrading the engine to run on biofuel, while double-deck traction will be realized exclusively from the catenary. Deliveries are expected in 2025-2026.

The Austrian carrier OBB has started pre-bid consultations on the purchase of up to 50 double-deck passenger cars and up to 30 electric train cars. The rolling stock must be designed for operation at a speed of at least 160 km/h.

Stadler has entered into a preliminary agreement for the supply of 16 trams to the Spanish Alicante for €84.3 million within 22 months. The company became the only participant in the corresponding tender announced in August last year. The competition also includes an option to supply 12 more trams for Valencia.

The Swiss leasing company ELP has ordered another 10 Stadler Eurodual hybrid locomotives powered by catenaries and diesel engines. According to the company, the new rolling stock is intended for operation in Germany and Austria.

The operator of the German railway infrastructure, DB Netz, has placed a tender for the supply of up to 6 rail-cutting trains powered by a catenary. The working speed should be 1.5 km/h, the volume of the chip collection bin should be at least 16 m3.

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