Industry News

Winners announced for first annual Rail Interiors Awards


The first winners of a new prize rewarding innovation in the rail interiors industry have been revealed. The Rail Interiors Awards 2023 recipients were announced at a special event on the evening of 8 November at The RedCabin Railway Innovation Summit, held in Vienna, Austria. RedCabin and the organisers of The Rail Interiors Show joined forces to create the awards.

Show review: Rail Interiors Show 2023


The Rail Interiors Show 2023, hosted at the PVA Expo in Prague, Czech Republic, on 25-26 October 2023, brought together more than 40 participating companies and over 600 attendees. Organised by the publisher of Railway Interiors International, the event served as a global hub for designers, engineers, specifiers and brand managers eager to explore the forefront of rail-car interior concepts.

ÖBB orders 33 new seven-car Nightjets to enhance passenger comfort and privacy


ÖBB's Nightjet fleet expansion began with an initial order for 13 Nightjet trains, valued at £1.5 billion, as part of a framework contract signed in 2018. Building on this foundation, an additional order for 20 Nightjets was signed in 2021. Now, with this latest order, ÖBB is set to welcome 33 brand-new Nightjet trains into their lineup.

Alstom to supply 60 single-level coach cars to the Connecticut Department of Transportation


Alstom, has clinched a significant deal with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to provide 60 single-level rail coach cars. The contract, valued at approximately €285 million (approximately USD $315 million), also includes options to manufacture an additional 313 cars. The delivery of these state-of-the-art rail cars is scheduled to commence in 2026.

California one step closer to purchasing next-gen trains


The California High-Speed Rail Authority's Board of Directors has approved the release of what’s known as a ‘Request for Qualifications’ for the nation's first 350km/h electrified high-speed trainsets, a crucial step towards bringing a high-speed rail service to California.

Additional Amtrak Airo trainsets ordered


The US$1.2 trillion contract funded by Amtrak's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) brings the total order of trainsets to 83 following the addition of 10 trains.

First Class 395 returns after interior renovations


The first of 29 trains that have been subjected to a Euro31 million upgrade has this month re-entered passenger service in the south of the UK. The trains connect London St Pancras International with Ashford, East Kent and Medway stations in the south-east of England.